Chef from The Grand wins Delifresh Young Chef competition

Last week The Grand, York hosted the final of the first-ever Delifresh ‘Young Chef of the Year’ competition in its state-of-the-art Cookery School, with a high-tier judging panel of globally famous culinary profiles. Harry Blades, one of The Grand’s own chefs, won first place in the competition following a showcase of incredible dishes against the nine other contestants in the kitchen.The Delifresh…

York Restaurant Week returns!

With the York Food & Drink Festival just behind us you might think it’s time for a bit of a break in the cities foodie action, but thanks to York BID that’s not the case as we have York Restaurant Week kicking off on Monday 10th October for its second running in 2022. The event…

The Grand to host Burnt Chef Project Charity Dinner

Next month (September 2022) will see The Grand welcome The Burnt Chef Project to York when they host a charity dinner in support of this fantastic cause. The Burnt Chef Project was launched in 2019 with the intention of eradicating any stigma around mental health issues in hospitality, a hugely important issue within the industry.…

Two pop up bars for York this summer!

This summer York will welcome back the ever-popular Thor’s bar this June, at not one, but two fabulous locations right in the heart of the city.The city will be welcoming back Sol Ast (by Thor’s), to the grounds of the Principal Hotel on Wednesday 1st June (in time for the Jubilee weekend celebrations) and their…

Rosa’s Thai to open in York

The 1st of June will see Rosa’s Thai open the doors to its much-anticipated York restaurant on Coney Street and to celebrate the opening, Rosa’s Thai York is offering diners 50% off their food bill during its soft launch on the 30th and 31st May. Rosa’s Thai started as a market stall on London’s Brick…

Castle Howard Royal Afternoon Tea

It may or may not have escaped your attention, but this summer the UK will be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee as she becomes the first British Monarch to reach this remarkable milestone after a scarcely believable 70 years on the Throne. I can’t claim to be much of a royalist but one supposes the…

York Chocolate Festival Returns after 2 years

Back for the first time since 2019 York Chocolate Festival returns as a larger event with broadened focus encompassing York’s entire chocolate and confectionary heritage. Founder Sophie Jewett, of York Cocoa Works, said “Following 2 years of sending Easter eggs far and wide for our customers its exciting to be able to look forward this year…

Another Beer to expand

York-based brewery Another Beer is on the move to a larger brewery space in Elvington, as the start of exciting expansion plans after only brewing for three years. Another Beer is the brainchild of owner and chief brewer, James Fawcett, who launched the business in 2019 as an outlet for his creativity and passion for…

2021 in review

It feels like quite a long time since these yearly reviews felt like enjoyable reminiscence rather than raking over the embers of another smoking tragedy of a year. Still, we are where we are and 2021 has the sense of being marginally less awful in the memory than its predecessor, which is a trend that…