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Aloha 65 a taste of the Caribbean in a bottle

Stuck at home surfing the net not being able to surf the waves or fly to exotic locations such as the Caribbean due to Covid 19? I discovered Aloha an exotic Caribbean drink to wash away my worries.

On a courtesy basis I was kindly gifted a bottle of Aloha botanical spirit and hot sauce to enjoy at home.

Aloha 65

Back in the 90’s Aloha 65 was born by British ex-pat Stephen Thorp’s whom run a popular U.S. surf bar which was vibrant, eclectic, and full of character. It became famous for Stephen’s hand-made signature sundowners which he would make and give away as a thank you to his loyal customers. He experimented with various fruit infusions, naming them after local surfers. One in particular proved very popular of a carefully balanced blend made from tropical fruits and a kick of spice. It became such a winner Stephen decided to bottle it. It took him 65 recipes to perfect, but here it is Aloha 65.

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Steak and more steak – Bar + Block

This new Bar + Block in Kings Cross which has recently opened joins the other existing Birmingham and Whiteley restaurants.  There is also another new Bar + Block to open soon in Bath.

Bar + Block in Kings Cross

Bar + Block in Kings Cross shares it’s space within Premier Inn.  Upon entering the restaurant entrance you firstly come across a bar area before getting to the reception desk.  The staff are all very friendly and welcoming.  The restaurant area is quite a large open space with a number of lovely wooden tables dotted around and everything is beige/wooden colours making the place very relaxing on the eyes.  I went along with one of my blogger friends Gemma and we sat in one of the comfy booths on the side which had a window looking out into the reception area of Premier Inn. We also could see the chefs open Kitchen area easily from where we was sat.  I love open kitchen areas as I so love watch the chefs cook. We were firstly presented with a bread basket that consisted of several different types of bread which was lovely and very fresh however we did not get a piece of each different style of bread so we had to break in half each piece which was strange I thought.  Plus there was melted butter in the bottom of the cup holding the bread. 

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