Wednesday, 22 April 2015

The Brightonian Martini

Naturally we love it when Brighton is voted the top of anything, we are still delighted that Conde Nast Readers voted the city the top destination for restaurants and bars at the end of last year. And we've also topped a few more polls recently...

For example it was recently found that the city's residents consume more coffee and buy more chocolate then anywhere else in the UK! I guess when you think about it neither result is that surprising, as there are a wide variety of independent cafes and we are home to Choccywoccydoodah. So rather than fish 'n' chips by the sea it's coffee & chocolate in the city.

Merkaba - myhotel's stylish cocktail bar felt inspired to combine these passions into one delicious drink. Hence the arrival of The Brightonian Martini which contains Mozart Dark Chocolate liqueur, Coole Swan Irish Cream, Finlandia Vodka and a double shot of rich espresso - that should put a spring in your step!

The limited edition cocktail is available at merkaba throughout April. Oh and don't forget to take a selfie of you with the drink as apparently Brightonians are also the vainest ;)


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Friday, 17 April 2015

Afternoon tea with Pauline McLynn

Pauline McLynn, most well-known for her role as Mrs Doyle in Father Ted as well as roles in Shameless and Eastenders, was in Brighton yesterday to launch the upcoming tour of East is East. The tour starts with a two-week run at the Theatre Royal Brighton from 11 - 20 June.

I had seen the play was coming but to be honest I hadn't had a chance to think about booking tickets yet, so when we were invited along for tea with Pauline McLynn we thought we'd pop along to see what it was all about. I'm so glad we did! Quite frrankly I could have listened to Pauline for hours, she was so natural and funny, but most importantly she is very enthusiastic about being in the play and by the end of the afternoon this had rubbed off on all of us.

Ashley Kumar and Pauline McLynn will both star in East is East.
Photo credit: Stephen Lawrence
East is East is a semi autobiographical account of Britsh Asian life in the 1970s and the clash of cultures between a multi-cultural family growing up in Salford. The key thing is that the play is told with a lot of warmth and humour, which is why it is still popular today almost 20 years after it was first written.

After the little taster I had yesterday all I can say is roll on June :)