Brunette and Two Blondes: Disneyland Paris

I’m not sure if you know… but one of the brunette and two blondes is heading to Disneyland Paris! What we didn’t know was that the park is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year!

2017 marks 25 years since the theme park opened its legendary gates for the very first time. When we were sent some amazing information from 365 Tickets we were even more excited (who else is jealous of Minnie’s 150+ dress wardrobe!?).

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If you are interested in finding out a bit more about the Disneyland Paris park, you can check out the original 365 Ticket post here.

Be sure to stay tuned for our post all about our time at the park and Paris!

A New Venture for Cricketer’s Inn

The start of 2017 saw successful inn group, Cricketer’s Inn add to their collection of boutique properties with the acquisition of Giggleswick’s Harts Head Inn. In the months since the Inn has benefitted from over £200k in refurbishments, with improvements made to the kitchen, bar and restaurant.

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Hart’s Head Inn – Post Refurbishment

The inn has seen more than physical transformations, with a new head chef – Matt Adamson, who previously headed the kitchen at the groups’ lauded Plough at Lupton. Taking over from Matt at his previous post is the new head chef at the Plough, Robert Stacey, ex-Le Caprice, Galvin at Windows and latterly responsible for the superb reputation of the Castle Dairy in Kendal.

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Hart’s Head Inn

In addition to The Plough at Lupton, The Cricketer’s Inn has acquired the popular and CAMARA award winning craft beer hostelry, The Crown and Kettle in Manchester, which is also undergoing significant renovations at present.

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Hart’s Head Inn 

2017 looks like it is set to be prosperous year for the group and they are looking forward to welcoming guests to all three of their stunning venues this summer.

The Brunette and Two Blondes share The Lyth Valley Hotel in Kendall

The Lyth valley in Kendall sounds like the place of Fairy Tales, with blossoming Damson trees and rolling hills, the scenery could be something taken straight from a story… especially if that story is one penned by the wonderful Beatrix Potter.

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Ms Potter is best known for her beautifully illustrated children’s books, like Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck and friends and her childhood holidays in the Lake District heavily influenced these works.

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This Easter holiday, why not visit the lakes and explore the muse behind the landscape of Squirrel Nutkin’s sail along Derwentwater or Jonny Townmouse’s Hawkshead home? If this sounds like something you would be interested in, then The Lyth Valley Hotel is the perfect place for your exploring base.

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Snuggled beautifully between the majestic limestone outcrops of Scout Scar and Whitbarrow Scar, lying in the rolling, pastoral, damson tree-strewn landscape of the Lyth valley, is the luxuriously refurbished 9 bedroom hotel and restaurant. The stunning oak-panelled dining room and woodland creature themed rooms are enough to get you more than a little in the mood for discovering more about Ms Potter’s magical animal friends.

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The World of Beatrix Potter attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere is a mere 20 minute drive from the hotel.

 

 

The Brunette and Blondes Hear About an Award Winning Modern Steakhouse offering a Fine Dining Experience with Premium Cuts of Beef

“At Steak, we’re fixated on providing our customers with the ultimate dining experience! We serve Succulent meat that’s seared to perfection by our wonderful chefs. These culinary geniuses create sides and sauces that deliver taste explosions, whilst our experienced restaurant manager meticulously selects palate adorning wines that accompany your food perfectly. Mark, and his team of proficient and friendly servers, will ensure your Steak experience is both exciting and relaxing. You have our word.

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Donald Russell meat – No meat is more tender or delicious than that of Donald Russell. They’re no ordinary butcher! Our feature cuts of beef are selected and hand cut by Donald Russell, Royal Warrant Holder since 1984 and supplier to H.M. The Queen. Once our beef has been selected, it is carefully matured using traditional methods to bring out its sublime tenderness. This can take from 21-35 days depending on the cut, in order to deepen the meats flavour. Good things come to those who wait.

They provide real food, real flavour, every day and we’re extremely proud of our partnership with them.

 

We want to serve the people of Edinburgh the best Steak in town. Our unique and theatrical venue provides our customers with a truly unforgettable experience. In the past year, we’ve been on an incredibly positive journey of culinary innovation in order to propel ourselves into the next phase of experiential dining. We’re delighted that we’ve achieved a brilliant and intuitive restaurant experience that our customers love.

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We boast a theatrical atmosphere, where the chic decor is the stage, the customer the audience and the meat, the main protagonist. Our mission is to achieve a standing ovation.

Steak is a meat lover’s paradise that pays homage to the finest cuts of meat from our highly acclaimed suppliers, including Donald Russell and Simon Howie. Our venue offers customers the chance to revel in a culinary experience that includes succulent and flavoursome meat accompanied by meticulously selected wines, palate fulfilling sides and sauces that offer a taste explosion.”

www.steakedinburgh.com

The Brunette and Blondes Reccommend Le Di-Vin

Le Di-Vin – Edinburgh’s most sophisticated wine bar is situated beside La P’tite Folie restaurant in the heart of the city’s West End.

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Proprietors Virginie and Ghislain have transformed the bar which was at one time Oratory of St Anne. A gloriously authentic ‘zinc’ and impressive wine display are the focal points and there is a range of convivial seating areas, a few intimate corners and a magnificent mezzanine floor in this classy, chic venue. Le Di-Vin offers a selection of food including platters of cheese, charcuterie, smoked fish, terrines, and salads. The wine bar also plays host to various wine tasting events held regularly throughout the year.

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They have a vast range of different styles of wine and most are sold by the glass. Their wine is sourced from a variety of countries including France, Italy, Spain, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Chile, Argentina and Patagonia USA as well as their specials and wine of the month.

www.ledivin.co.uk