Jennifer McGrath is a dispensing optician and manager at Specsavers, Crystal Peaks. She lives with husband Terry in Bolsover – which this weekend hosts a two-day food and drink festival.
Are you a cook?
I try to be. I like to improvise so you feel you’re eating something different and cooking doesn’t seem like a chore.
Any cooking tips?
Grow your own herbs; they’re easy, cheap and enhance your cooking.
What’s your favourite dish?
I do enjoy steak, like a rib eye, with sundried tomatoes and a rocket salad.
And a drink to go with it?
A nice bottle of red with a peppery taste: something like a cabernet sauvignon or a tempranillo.
Your favourite restaurant in the Sheffield area?
My favourite kind of restaurant is always Italian, somewhere like Piccolino. I’ m also very lucky that Bella Blu is in my neighbourhood.
The Mossbrook in Eckington. It’s near to work and is a friendly place to catch up when I’m out with the girls for food, drink and a natter.
What’s the worst meal you’ve ever had?
Mutton curry. What can I say besides never again!
And the best?
My all-time best meal was probably a red snapper. It was cooked superbly and eaten al fresco – unbeatable.
What do you think of Sheffield as a place to eat out?
Sheffield has come a long way in the last few years. There’s definitely more choice and more on-trend places to eat – and I’m still working down the list of restaurants.