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Gastronomy celebrate their first year in Cowes

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Bringing the party to Cowes, the team behind Gastronomy will be celebrating the success of their busy bar and restaurant with a big first birthday bash on Saturday 16th February. Director and Head Chef Charles Ford will be firing out a full menu from the kitchen, with plenty of small plate specials centred around the restaurant’s ethos of ‘sociable eating’,…

5 Places to grab the perfect pizza

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Pizza, it can come in many forms… from your perfectly rounded standard pepperoni, right through to malformed handmade beauties. Over the last decade pizza has come a long way, with most restaurants throwing their twist on the classic into the mix. It’s one of those foods that just hits the spot whatever the mood or occasion, and even though it’s…

Chinese New Year 2019, Taste of the Wight

Whats your fortune?

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Are you celebrating Chinese New Year, the year of the pig tonight? Around the world, people are putting a lot of care and thought into the menus for one of the most important holidays on the eastern calendar. Celebrated around the globe, Chinese cuisine is one of the world’s most popular, second only to Indian in the UK. Each dish…

croissants

National Croissant Day!

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Whether you have a sweet tooth, or enjoy more of a savoury offering, the humble croissant is always sure to be a pleaser. The buttery, crescent-shaped treat, that is crispy on the outside and soft and airy on the inside. Often associated with France, it actually originated in Austria in the early 1800s. They have long been a staple in…

Find the best Chocolate Cake

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If you ever needed a reason to eat a giant slab of chocolate cake, we have got the excuse to top all excuses as today is ‘International Chocolate Cake Day’ where it is practically law to eat as much of the good stuff as you can! According to legends the chocolate cake was born in 1765 when a doctor and a…

Burns’ Night

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Burns’ Night is traditionally celebrated on the 25th January. No longer an exclusively Scottish affair, the whole country is getting in on the act, including the Isle of Wight! The Garlic Farm Burns’ Night Supper runs from 7pm to 11pm on the 25th. Enjoy the traditional Burns’ night menu with Haggis, neeps and tatties and a Scottish Whisky Menu. Entertainment…

Its National Pie Day!

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…and we know just the place to get yourself something mouthwatering and delicious! Choose any one of the fabulous pies on offer from recently opened Woods Kitchen, and you won’t be disappointed! Hosting a Pie & Wine night on Fridays from 6pm to 9pm. Homemade pies served with fresh seasonal vegetables & creamed mash potato. Included in the £12.95 price is…

Garlic Farm Breakfast

Shake up your wake up!

Shake up your wake up! 2048 1365 Lindsay Becker

Finding a good breakfast can sometimes be difficult, but with so much local produce available on the doorsteps of many Isle of Wight cafes, theres no reason you shouldn’t be able to find a good fry-up on the Island. Farmhouse Breakfast Week has been running since 2000 and is organised by the AHDB (Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board) aiming to…

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Vegan Tomato and Rosemary Orzo

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Vegan Tomato and Rosemary Orzo If you are trying Veganuary this year then why not give this fresh and warming recipe a whirl. 1 tbs Olive Oil250 g Orzo Pasta200 ml Vegetable stock300 g Isle of Wight Cherry Tomatoes (halved)400 g Chopped Tomatoes1 Red Onion (finely chopped)2 cloves Isle of Wight Garlic (finely chopped)1 tbs Rosemary (fresh chopped or dried)Fresh…

Winter Warmers

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It’s the time of year for gloves, a hat and…a wetsuit? Yep, when the weather is colder, generally the surf is up. Feel your toes again after a dip, at some of our top picks for a post-surf warm-up: Isle of Wight Pearl is close to the surf mecca of Compton Bay where you should get a decent winter swell.…

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