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Yee Kwan Ice Cream tasting flight box of Asia

We all love ice cream especially in the hotter months as a nice cold ice cream is the perfect way to cool down. Most ice creams are made from dairy with Italian and Cornish ice cream being the most popular but have you ever had Asian ice cream? Yee Kwan produce a range of different ice creams made from milk and cream but combining flavours of Asia resulting in tastes that are punchy and full of flavour.

Courtesy of Yee Kwan I was gifted a flight box of ice creams to try at home and I was highly impressed.

Yee Kwan Ice Cream

2010 Yee Kwan Ice Cream was created by founders Yee Kwan and Anthony who are on mission to introduce authentic East Asian flavours into ice cream, sorbet and desserts to make everyone’s taste buds tingle with delight.

Since 2010 they have gained a strong reputation for being the leading East Asian ice cream brand offering a range of innovative products that are sold in over 500 Pan Asian restaurants in the UK and Europe, as well as premium retailers within the UK, UAE and China.

They source the best quality ingredients, using British milk and cream to make the most unique and delicious ice cream and punchy sorbets. Some of their ice creams have even won Great Taste awards for their flavours.

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2 Many Wines virtual tasting sessions

2 Many Wines brings virtual tasting sessions to your home so you don’t need to leave your house. We may be coming out of lockdown but virtual wine tasting is still a great way to enjoy a night of fun, as it saves you time in travelling and hey you can even stay in your nightwear whilst you sip and learn about many different wines in the comfort of your own home. Plus virtual tastings with 2 Many Wines is particularly great for those who may still be a little too scared to venture back out to proper bars and those who physically can’t get out and about.

Courtesy of 2 Many Wines I was invited to two of their virtual classes one on wine and one on cocktails in which I was sent the drinks along with links to join in with the tasting session online. With both sessions I learnt about each individual drink along with other sippers.

2 Many Wines at home

Founders Cyriaque and Benjy of 2 Many Wines is a start up company based within York who are all about developing the sales across the UK by means of virtual tastings and their online bottle shop. Their wines come from different wholesalers across the UK and they have a good relationship with a lot of producers across the world.

Bringing tasting sessions nationwide 2 Many Wines will be streaming weekly from real wine bars teaching all who sign up about the history and science of their chosen drinks whilst we all sip on the chosen cocktails or wines for that night. Plus all drinks are available for purchase online and those who sign up for any tasting classes will not only be sent sample bottles on all drinks which will be tasted throughout the night but will also be gifted a discount for purchases of full bottles after the session.

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Exploring Borough Market on a food tasting tour with Mimo London

If you are a real foodie then no visit to London would be complete without a pit stop of London’s most famous markets Borough Market.

Borough Market is always vastly busy with restaurant owners, local residents and tourists all tasting and purchasing a bite or two from within so it is very easy to miss out on some of the smaller traders within the market and this is where Mimo comes on board to help visitors discover some of the hidden gems within with market.

Did you know? that Borough Market has over 100 stalls all serving fresh produce from gourmet food, delicious cheeses, cured meats, and artisan patisseries, thus making Borough Market a foodie’s heaven.

I was invited down along with Haydy a community member of Love Pop Ups London to take a foodie tour through Borough Market with guide Sara Butler of Mimo London to discover the hidden delights of what Borough Market has to offer.

Mimo

Mimo was founded in 2009 by husband and wife team, Jon and Nicole Warren when they fell in love with the local cuisine in San Sebastian. What began as private tours for holiday makers looking for an authentic taste of the local food scene, led to the opening of a gourmet shop and cookery school. They have since opened in Seville, Mallorca and the Algarve and now London bringing a wealth of experience with them and offering a host of food-focused experiences.

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Tasting a feast by Masterchef Finalist Nawamin for Nipa Thai upcoming pop up

I am quite new to eating Thai cuisine as I have never been one for spice but lately I have been getting braver and braver and eating foods which I normally would not eat. So when I was invited by @simbamustchop to join her to enjoy a tasting menu for Nipa Thai’s upcoming event which Masterchef UK 2018 finalist runner up Nawamin Boss will be hosting along with Sanguan in September I jumped to the chance.

Nipa Thai

Nipa Thai is a beautiful Thai restaurant which is tucked within inside Royal Lancaster London which is an independent, Thai-owned hotel located opposite Hyde Park.

Nipa, which means ‘shining light’ in Thai, are renowned for serving delicious traditional Thai cuisine in London.

Nipa Thai has a prestigious “Thai Select” award from the Thai Government for it’s authentic cuisine.  This accolade is presented to Thai restaurants has proven to have achieved the highest standards of quality.

Their authentic Thai cuisine, renowned for it’s finesse and delicacy in balancing five key flavours: sweet, sour, spicy, bitter and salty.

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Decisions, decisions – The Pudding Kitchen

The Pudding Kitchen by luxury pudding brand Pots & Co. popped up in London Soho just for two days (1-2 June) to showcase their products and newest puds.

As I love desserts as soon as I heard about this pop up and with it being Pots & Co. which is my favourite pudding makers I just had to book up straight away.  I went along on their first day and session with my friend Marcus to experience the delights of what they had to offer during their two day pop up.

The Pudding Kitchen by Pots & Co

The pop up

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The History of Gin, According to Cocktails – Ford’s Gin

This is an absolute must-go to event for any gin lover.

Ford’s Gin – The History of Gin

Two full gourmet cocktails, four generous cocktail samples, fascinating tasting tour of gin cocktails throughout the decades, and all for £10. Continue reading

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