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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 […]

A swift change of scenery….

11 Feb

When a room or event space has been set up for a stunning dinner, it always seems such a shame to dismantle whatever’s been put in place as soon as the evening’s over. For this reason it’s always a joy when an event rolls over into the morning by way of breakfast. It means we […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

Woodland, Nandos and Vintage Chic – Yes it’s the wedding season!

23 May

It’s getting to that popular time of year when the bells are ringing, confetti is floating in the air and everyone gets to put on their best togs – yes of course it’s the start of the wedding season! Purple Grape’s own Kate Graham is getting married this weekend and it’s being held in a […]

Summer BBQ Time!

25 Apr

As the weather is getting slowly but surely hotter as the year goes on, we have already smelt the delicious aromas of our neighbours getting their BBQ’s out – there’s nothing quite like the smell of charring meat over hot coals, it just encapsulates summer. Here at Purple Grape HQ we’ve been putting together some […]

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 […]

Something different for Christmas dinner

6 Dec

Something different for Christmas dinner

Every year, as countless people do, my housemates and I chat over what we’re going to cook for our pre-Christmas dinner before we all head off in different directions to spend the actual day with our families. We take it as a given that on Christmas day there will probably be a turkey (or at […]