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Having a Family Fiesta at Fiesta del Asado Birmingham

July 18, 2019

We had a nice evening meal, in a very South American way at the Fiesta del Asado in Birmingham, most specific in Solihull.   If you had read our previous “tasting’ of Lasan In Birmingham, Fiesta del Asado is from the same owner, so I had some questions answered and here is what I gathered (huge thank you to Andrew who invited us and answered my questions): The initial inspiration for Fiesta came after Lasan had won Gordon Ramsay’s The…

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Street Food in Posh Style at Fazenda Birmingham

July 9, 2019

Hold your thoughts! Street Food in a Posh style isn’t it dining normally? No, not at all. I went to one of my favourite family places, Fazenda in Birmingham to try out their Bar Food Menu, and I just had the most throwback of being in South America, in the middle of the “mercadito” with my family. Fazenda created a menu called Bar Food with a kind of Tapas, great to have a bite either for lunch or evening while…

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May Goodies from Degustabox

May 30, 2019

Box of May is dedicated to all the brunches and Afternoon teas of the good weather that is coming up. With good weather, gardens are being setting up, conservatories revamped and with a more summer feeling comes all visits and rendezvous with friends and family.     For those that don’t know about Degustabox: Degustabox is a mystery food Monthly subscription box, full of novelties and goodies. Each month you will try from sweet to savoury, new products in the…

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Indian Family Meal at Lasan, Birmingham

May 3, 2019

After an excellent weekend in Kingston Upon Thames (read here), we went straight to Birmingham to have a lovely meal at Lasan’s, and end the weekend in perfection. Lasan is an Indian restaurant true to India’s flavours, colours and culture. Lasan is part of the Lasan Group from the well succeeded Business entrepreneur Jabbar Khan and was Winner of Gordon Ramsay’s Best Local Restaurant in the UK and BBC’s ‘The Great British Menu’. So this meal promised. Situated in St…

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Eating out at Hawkers Bar & Brasserie, Kingston Upon Thames

May 2, 2019

While Staying at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, in Kingston Upon Thames, we had a lovely meal at Hawkers Bar & Brasserie which is just inside the hotel we were. For full review on Double Tree by Hilton Kingston Upon Thames, please check here on the blog!       Hawker’s has several menus for several occasions, like Afternoon Tea, Cocktail in their excellent bar and a very nice Children menu. Before starting, it was time for some cocktails…

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Healthy Tea Time

May 2, 2019

I do love a good cup of tea, either hot or cold, but it needs to be a good quality tea. And even though this article contains affiliate links (you might have some discount or not, but while it won’t cost you more, here at Alejandra’s we get a percentage of your shopping and help us with our job), I decided to become affiliate of Twinnings exactly because I do buy a lot of teas from Twinings! #Winning Twining launched…

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Degustabox April 2019

April 25, 2019

Box of April was an homage to Best Of British products. With everything going on in the country, here are some of the favourites, some of them for a very very lomng time and some other products bring a bit of vintage on their box.   For those that don’t know about Degustabox: Degustabox is a mystery food Monthly subscription box, full of novelties and goodies. Each month you will try from sweet to savoury, new products in the market…

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Degustabox March 2019

April 1, 2019

Box of March is full of Spring and Easter goodies! With everything to remind you warm days are coming, BBQ will be lit and grab a fresh cup of coffee to go to the park with the kids.   For those that don’t know about Degustabox: Degustabox is a mystery food Monthly subscription box, full of novelties and goodies. Each month you will try from sweet to savoury, new products in the market that probably you wouldn’t buy, so you…

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Oxford Lunch at Cherwell Boathouse

March 8, 2019

Following the Oxford Guide that you can read and print on this Blog article, I just had to share this new experience we had. For those that don’t know what a Punt is: A punt is a flat-bottomed boat with a square-cut bow, designed for use in small rivers or other shallow water. Punting refers to boating in a punt. The punter generally propels the punt by pushing against the river bed with a pole. A punt should not be confused with a gondola, a shallow draft…

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