Tuck Box

Emma Farrell and Tasha Blake, Harley burger prize winners
Emma Farrell and Tasha Blake, Harley burger prize winners

Lucky burgers!

WORKMATES Emma Farrell and Tasha Blake had plenty to celebrate following their office party…

Their boss gave them the day off, so they called into the Harley for lunch to help cure the hangovers – and ended up with a year’s supply of burgers!

The girls were purchasers of the 25,000th burger to be sold since the bar’s Twisted Burger Company was set up nearly two years ago.

Manager Charlie Leaver said: “Although they have often danced the night away at the Harley, this was their first time eating here, so it truly was a lucky burger.”

Melvin’s Fusion of ideas

Melvin Jarman, former head of the Fusion Organic café off Arundel Street, has launched his own catering service.

The café has been taken in-house by the Freeman College and Melvin has set up a business – Organic Fusion – offering bespoke outside catering for groups, parties and events.

He hopes the business will become a social enterprise, offering apprenticeships and outreach projects to engage young people. It will be run on ethical and sustainable lines, specialising in fresh organic food with a world of culinary influences.

Melvin says: “I came to Sheffield six years ago with a backpack and five GCSEs – and am now a father and social entrepreneur with a track record.

“I had the most wonderful time setting up and running the café, with immense support from customers. Now I am looking forward to taking my ideas into a wider context.”

Email: melvin@organicfusion.co.uk

Inn thing for Baslow

The Devonshire Arms at Baslow has been given a new lease of life following a £350,000 refurbishment.

The pub reopened on Sunday with a striking new image, as the Devonshire Arms Inn & Kitchen.

The old cocktail lounge has been transformed into Hatties, a cosy tea room, complete with a range of loose-leaf teas served in vintage china. Also on offer is a range of coffee and cakes, all freshly made.

Head Chef Tom Samworth – formerly of Rowley’s and the Schoolroom at Lower Bradfield – has drawn up a menu of quality pub food made with local ingredients. Main courses from £9 - £15.

Co-owner David McHattie says: “We hope everyone will enjoy visiting. What we have done seems to have gone down very well with guests.”

Glamour on the menu

Abbeydale Road will soon boast a glamorous new tea shop – complete with its own luxury beauty salon.

The Indulgence salon was opened last week on the former Abbeydale Kitchens site, by mother and daughter Wendy Woodhouse and Jennie Durham. The adjoining tea shop is set to open in the new year.

Wendy said: “When we saw the building was up for sale we couldn’t think of a better place. Abbeydale Road and the Antiques Quarter is really up and coming.”

Nonnas star quality

Nonnas Italian restaurant in Ecclesall Road has received a boost from the respected Michelin Guide. The latest edition, just published, has boosted its rating to two ‘couverts’ for comfort and quality.