This Week's Food Round-Up: All Your Latest Food News On One Plate
GALLERY >> 11 top food stories of the week
Welcome to Grazia's new weekly round up of all things food. This week we've got the new sausage brand that'll be transforming your fry-up, lethal flapjacks and the prohibition-style cocktail guaranteed to get your weekend off to a good start.
Click through the gallery to see our picks of the best food happenings this week.
1. Dinner With Ex-El Bulli Chef Goes For A Whopping £18,000
After the eatery widely-acknowledged to be 'the best restaurant in the world' closed it's doors in we've been wondering what it's famed chef Ferren Adria will get up to next. Turns out this week that he's auctioned off a meal cooked by him for a staggering £18,000. Don't get too outraged though - all the money's going to Adria's charity the elBulli Foundation.
2. Shoreditch House To Host Food-Themed Auction In Aid Of Action Against Hunger
Fancy getting the meal of a lifetime and donating money to a good cause? At Action Against Hunger's auction you can bid on the chance to win experiences such as a salmon fishing trip with Mark Hix or a spin in the kitchen with Alain Roux. Not only that, the evening features a champagne reception and food from two of our favourite eateries, Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger.
To buy tickets click [a target="_blank" href="http://www.actionagainsthunger.org.uk/get-involved/events/social-events/auction-against-hunger-2013/">here[/a].
3. Two Chicks Launches Egg White Omelette Mix
Struggling to think of quick healthy meals to cook in the evening? Look no further than [a target="_blank" href="http://www.twochicks.co.uk/products/">Two Chicks[/a]. Their pre mixed, egg whites come plain or with sundried tomato and three cheeses. It literally just needs to be poured into a pan and fried to make the perfect omelette. Easy peasy.
4. The Truscott Arms Reopens After Refurbishment
Boasting a stunning refurbishment, the Truscott Arms in Maidavale reopens as the perfect gastropub. With delicious food and a light airy feel to the place, we're earmarking it as our favourite new place to spend Sunday afternoons. Plus, if the summer ever comes, it's got a gorgeous garden.
Find out more [a target="_blank" href="http://thetruscottarms.com/">here[/a].
5. Starbucks Launch Premium Espresso choice
Bored with your normal espresso? Look no further than Starbucks, who have released Origin Espresso Guatemala Antigua. Its delish and only available for a limited time only so get your skates on!
For more info click[a target="_blank" href="http://originespresso.starbucks.co.uk/"> here[/a].
6. Gizzi Erskine Releases Skinny Weeks And Weekend Feasts
The perfect book for diet-phobes, Gizzi's mouthwatering recipes for six days of the week are healthy but won't leave you wanting. The real treat though? Her weekend blowout recipes. From a Friday night feast to the perfect Sunday roast, they're mammoth recipes of epic proportions.
7. Imli Rebrands As A Street Food Restaurant
Imli, or Imli Street as it's now known, is about to open again serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week with a street food feel including food inspired by the Indian cuisine found in roadside streetcarts, railway cuisine and coastal shacks. The New York loft-style interiors refurb looks pretty darn cool too.
Imli Street opens on the 11th April. Click [a target="_blank" href="http://www.imli.co.uk/">here[/a] for more information.
8. Saucy Fish Launch New Ready To Enjoy Range
Already famed for their gorgeous sauce/fish combinations, The Saucy Fish Co. are now launching their ready-to-eat line. Perfect for salads, or when you just can't be bothered to cook, there's 4 delicious flavours to choose from. Our fave? Roasted Sweet Chilli Salmon with Tomato and Chilli Chutney.
Available from [a target="_blank" href="http://www.thesaucyfishco.com/">April 7th[/a].
9. Don't Forget To Buy Tickets For Cambalache: One Night In Argentina
Think wine tasting is just for old fogies? Think again. Cambalache at MC Motors in London's trendy Dalston will have the opporunity to try over 150 Argentinian wines, dine on Buenos Aires street food from Argentine specialists Portena and watch 3 of Argentina's most talented street artists in action.
For tickets click [a target="_blank" href="http://www.winesofargentina.org/cambalache">here[/a].
10. Dog Bowl Opens In Manchester
Bowling and delicious food? Now there's an idea. After the success of their previous two venues, Black Dog Ballroom have now turned their attention to Dog Bowl which features five bowling lanes and a speakeasy and diner serving up all things delicious from fried chicken to BBQ-grilled steak late into the night.
For more information visit their [a target="_blank" href="http://www.blackdogballroom.co.uk/dogbowl/">website[/a].
11. New Cake Decoration Tutorial Launched
Between the Great British Bake Off and Baking Mad With Eric Lanlard, the cake craze is definitely not going anywhere anytime soon. Fancy learning how to decorate them like a pro? Look no further than Cordon-Bleu trained chef Stefi Jakab's private tutorials. Perfect for an upmarket hen do or birthday present. Plus - you get to eat the cake.
Visit Stefi's [a target="_blank" href="http://www.stefijakab.co.uk/">website[/a] for more information.