Gadgets, Wine and The Fat Duck

Phew, we’re back after a hectic couple of weeks.  That unforgiving mistress “work” has been interfering with our wine, food and gadget consumption.  We have managed a few treats over the last two weeks though.

The Gadget Show Live

Myself and ITs Food Jnr attended The Gadget Show Live at The NEC last week.  It was a really great day out and was absolutely packed out!  What Credit Crunch??  Here are a few of the highlights…

The Gadget Show Live 2009
The Live Show was fun.

The Gadget Show Live 2009
ITs Food Jnr liked the custom PC’s.

The Gadget Show Live 2009
Bizarre Celebrity of the day: Raef Bjayou from The Apprentice (UK) selling electric bikes!

The Gadget Show Live 2009
Amazing Optimus Prime made out of scrap.

Some Nice Wine

Whilst travelling on business I stayed at a relatively nice hotel for a couple of nights.  One night I was sat with some colleagues at the hotel restaurant and was asked to choose the wine.  I ended picking up The Stump Jump GSM red from d’Arenberg Wines (Grenache (50%) / Shiraz (29%) / Mourvedre (21%) blend).  Initially I wasn’t sure but by the second glass I was really appreciating the lovely smooth blend.  If I can find a bottle I’ll review it here.

The Fat Duck

Yes, we’ve been back for our 3rd visit.  I’ll post a full review soon but here are a few highlights…

  • Over £200 per head again (as predicted)
  • Amazing Zinfandel wine
  • Sound Of The Sea – Is it any good?
  • Better or Worse than our last visit?
  • Which member of the ITs Food family got a little too merry…?

About itsfood

An IT Manager with an interest in tech (because he's a geek who enjoys his job too much) and food & wine (because he enjoys eating and drinking when not working).
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