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Lee Shortt - Vittles
Lee Shortt - Vittles

Vittles in Broomhill has taken on a new chef to underpin its growing reputation as a neighbourhood bistro.

Latest arrival at the Glossop Road café is Lee Shortt (pictured), former head chef at the Schoolrooms, Lower Bradfield. Lee, who has also worked at Mama & Leonies and Mama Amalfi, joins experienced chefs Dave Jones and Gina Fletcher.

Vittles has just launched its winter menu, with a range of home-cooked food and themed platters – featuring five dishes in one.

Bistro nights weekly, Thurs - Sat from 6pm.

Toast to service

Military servicemen and women will be in the thoughts of the nation on Remembrance Sunday – and they are being offered a token of appreciation in the form of a free pint at Ember Inns. Taking part are the Rising Sun, Abbey Lane; Robin Hood, Millhouses; and Sportsman, Benty Lane.

Michelin recognition

New entries in the latest Michelin guide – to eating out in pubs – include the Samuel Fox Country Inn at Bradwell and the Devonshire Arms, Middle Handley. They join the Inn at Troway, Chequers at Froggatt, Devonshire Arms at Beeley and three Sheffield pubs: the Milestone, Wig & Pen, and Cricket Inn at Totley.

Ainsley’s honours

The Peak Edge Hotel at Stonedge and Calabria restaurant in Chesterfield shared top honours at the town’s inaugural food and drink awards – presented by TV cook Ainsley Harriott last week. The Peak Edge and its Red Lion bistro were awarded best out-of-town venue, with chef Ryan Lee of Dronfield named Young Chef of the Year. Calabria won awards for customer service, best restaurant and Chef of the Year, Nicholas McNerney.

Taste of Morocco

Otto’s restaurant at Hunters Bar is staging a Moroccan night tomorrow (Friday). Three courses, with live belly dancing, are £25.50.