M&S York Market Place Launch

Last week I had the absolute pleasure of attending M&S York’s launch of their new Market Place in-store deli. What made it even better for the already popular city centre store, was that they were the first store in the North of England to open one.

The concept of the new market place deli is to bring fresh meals to shoppers in the city offering ready to eat meals that are cooked in the store. These include Rotisserie Chicken, Stone Baked Pizzas, Soups, Freshly Prepared Salads and even squeezed fruit juices. The food is very well priced as well and excellent value for money; you can get a 1/4 chicken + salad or a side for £5 – Bargain.

I was warmly greeted by the staff and talked through my food options. I chose the Pulled Rotisserie Chicken Pizza and a side of sweet potato fries. I also opted for a latte for my caffeine fix after Freya decided sleep was for the weak the night before.

The pizza slice was absolutely huge and the portion of fries was very generous so I can confirm it 100% excellent value for money and extremely yummy. I took Freya with me and the store colleagues helped me in manoeuvring my pram round the seating area and she sat happily eating a sweet potato chip while I munched away.

I think this is an absolute gem of an idea and after speaking to the Market Place Manager Shelley, could really see how proud the store team were to have it. Shelley spoke about the concept and how it catered to a different clientele to the café upstairs. I couldn’t help but agree as I used to work 2 doors down from the store and was always looking for a sandwich for lunch but this would offer something a little more special for your average worker needing a pick me up at lunch.

Overall I can’t help but be really happy with this latest addition to the city and have now found a new eatery for my future mum lunches whilst I’m on maternity leave.

Laura x

*I was invited to the launch of the market place and received my lunch for free in order to review the new concept in store*

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Le Cochon Aveugle

A few months ago, Bob and I decided to venture out on our first date night since having Freya. We decided to go to Le Cochon Aveugle in York after having to cancel a booking there earlier in 2017. We had originally booked to go around March-April time 2017 and then found out we were pregnant. As I didn’t want to miss out on amazing food but knowing that the menu was served blind, we decided to cancel at the time and rebook at a later date. The team at the restaurant was very understanding and allowed us to cancel as soon as we knew about the baby.

Fast forward to November 2017, and we finally got to enjoy the 8 course tasting menu that we had thought about all year. For those of you that may not know, the restaurant was set up in 2014 by 26-year-old chef Joshua Overington and his partner Victoria. Joshua then went on to represent the  North East in Great British Menu; a show both Bob and I had watched for a couple of years. Incredibly we had not long had to cancel our booking for this restaurant, than saw Joshua on the TV taking part in the show and were absolutely gutted when we found out he owned the restaurant we were desperate to try out.

On entrance to the restaurant we were really impressed with how intimate it felt and for our first date night since having a baby; the perfect setting for such an event.

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Riverford Organic Farmers Box Review Final Recipe

Here I bring you the final recipe from the Riverford Organic Farmers Box that we reviewed. If you didn’t read my previous 2 posts then please feel free to catch up HERE and HERE.

When we received the box, this was the recipe I was looking forward to most as a huge Halloumi fan. Bob is not the biggest fan of Halloumi so I was worried he wouldn’t enjoy this one as much as me. The recipe was for Sesame and Honey Halloumi.

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