MASTERCHEF finalist Tom Rennolds was flavour of the month when he visited Sheffield’s Fancie cupcakes last week.
The visit was part of a Best of Yorkshire Food tour, to celebrate the cream of the region’s producers. Fancie, founded by Amanda Perry, was included as a regional food award winner.
Amanda said: “While Tom was with us, he had one of our Fancie CakeShakes – a whole cupcake blitzed up with milk and ice cream into a thick shake. He was completely blown away and is now going to try out his own version!”
Greengrocer on move
BUTCHER Chris Beech of Walkley is moving sister business Fruits & Roots across the road into his ‘inner city farm shop’.
The greengrocers, run by Chris’ wife Donna, has been a big hit since it was launched two years ago but the move had been forced by rising rents.
The move is being marked by a launch event on Saturday (June 9) including an indoor farmers’ market featuring a whole range of Sheffield businesses.
Stallholders include Sheffield Honey, Sheff’s Special, Minters, Just Preserves and Original Recipes.
Pud lovers all fired up
A NEW Pop-up Pudding Club is being launched in a blaze of glory – at the Sheffield Fire & Police Museum.
The event takes place at 7.30pm on Tuesday (June 12), hosted by Coco Catering’s Blanche and Richard Spataro in partnership with Seven Hills WI member Anna Tebble.
Anna says: “We wanted to organise an extraordinary dining experience at a unique venue.”
Blanche adds: “Anna runs a very successful private WI supper club and I suggested we work together on one open to members of the public.”
The club will feature five desserts: four prepared by Coco and one by a guest chef. Tickets are £15; BYO drinks. Booking essential: email@example.com
The Old Post, for years Chesterfield’s only entry in the Good Food Guide, closed last week; owners Hugh and Mary Cocker are leaving the area.
The premises have been bought by Martin Clayton, former head chef of nearby Calabria Italian restaurant.