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Easter, Parties and Mouthwatering Menus

8 Mar

The daffodils are out, the trees are in bud and the Sun is shining…..well, sometimes! So spring is (hopefully) on the way, and with it comes the chocolate-filled celebration of Easter. Now, I love chocolate as much as the next person and any holiday that means I’m actually meant to tuck into it, well, I’m […]

Happy Bonfire Night from Purple Grape

5 Nov

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We hope you have some explosive plans for Guy Fawkes tonight! You probably didn’t realise that until 1959 it was actually illegal to not celebrate Bonfire Night in Britain… On the 5th of November 1605 bonfires were lit to celebrate the safety of the King, following the capture of Guy Fawkes and spoiling of a […]

Blooming Tasty…

27 May

Blooming Tasty….    Flowers and Food is not a new trend with the gastronomy industry but more of an ongoing visual element that has consistently spanned around 10 years now but why….? Well…. Flowers were an everyday ingredient back in the 16th & 17th Century but slowly faded out until the 21st where it started […]

Whether the weather be Hot or not…..

21 May

It only seemed a few days ago that we were declaring ‘Spring had Sprung’.  Who would have known that Summer would be knocking on the door quite so soon and if you’re anything like me, you’re completely unprepared…no sun cream, sunhats (for the kids!) and the BBQ well and truly tucked away in the garage […]

10 Christmas Party Musts…

2 Dec

10 Christmas Party Musts…   1)Venue …. Location Location Location…. Unless you are providing transport for your guests the location is going to be the make or break as to whether your whole guest list turns up on the night! 2)Catering is key…..A great caterer and selection of food to fill those boozy tums will […]

‘Tis almost the season to eat, drink and be very merry…

26 Sep

It’s almost time to Eat, Drink and be Merry…..   Although we are all still enjoying some warming weather the leaves are starting to turn on the tree as a sure sign that Autumn is on its way and it has got me thinking about what I love about the autumn and winter seasons….. Now […]

The Notting Hill Carnival

22 Aug

The Notting Hill Carnival BOOOOO… it’s the last bank holiday of the year but HOORAH…. that means it’s the always anticipated Notting Hill Carnival! What more do you want from a long weekend than to finish it with the favourite people in your life with Music, amazing food and some daytime drinking, with the added […]

A healthy start to the year

10 Jan

A healthy start to the year

Another year has begun and it’s at this time of year that we in the Purple Grape Office start to consider that we may have eaten one too many trifles of foie gras and brioche canapés or mince pie delights over December. (The chefs make them so delicious that it would have been rude not […]

The Twelve Days of Christmas – A Purple Grape Special

30 Nov

The Twelve Days of Christmas – A Purple Grape Special

True to word of last week’s blog I have popped along to Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland to enjoy some roasted chestnuts, mulled wine and the winter market so now feel suitably ready to embrace the festive season. We even had a little rendition of the 12 days of Christmas here in the Purple Grape office just […]

Power Food for the Para-Games

29 Aug

If you’re anything like us here at Purple Grape, you would have been cheering the athletes on, watching avidly from your sofa, the pub or maybe you were lucky enough to be right there at the arena! We had to have daily doses of the action and see what was going on, see the athletes […]