All posts tagged: Competition

Competition: Win a Holiday to the Canary Islands

A rare competition from me this morning, sponsored by Canary Islands Tourism. Best of luck!  Lets face it, the British and Irish summer is hardly reliable, so if you are looking for a break with almost guaranteed sun this year, the holiday specialists at Shineagain.com are offering a chance to win seven sunny getaways in the Canary Islands. Part of Spain but located very close to mainland Africa, this archipelago enjoys balmy temperatures throughout the year. Some islands are known for their lively and family friendly resorts but others offer peace, nature and unique national parks. The holiday will include flights, accommodation, transfers (or car hire depending on what you choose) and other tasty extras including a sailing excursion, guided walks, a diving experience and lunch at some gorgeously located dining spots. How to enter: Choose from one of these island destinations: La Gomera – For nature La Palma – For picturesque scenery Fuerteventura – For beaches Lanzarote –  For volcanic landscapes Tenerife – For a bit of everything El Hierro – The meridian island …

Pre Christmas Treat: Win Signed Copies of Comfort & Spice, Grenada Spice Pack and a Kindle WiFi

As a thank you for all your kind comments and support throughout this year, I thought it only right that I offer a little pre Christmas treat from me. From my personal stash, I am offering up two signed copies of my little tome Comfort & Spice for readers for Christmas. I myself am using it Christmas Day, well the recipes from the book at least, which are printed on my brain. We are having my Overnight Roast Pork Shoulder with Spiced Apple Relish. It is the perfect Christmas dish for me, takes little effort, pretty much cooks itself and is really delicious. We will follow it with Chocolate Mousse and Honeycomb, with lots of my hot spiced drinks on the side. I also have a 6″ Kindle WiFi. Directline Holidays offered me one and as much as I would LOVE to keep it, I thought that it would be a nice treat for you. I am a voracious reader and love an actual book, but the practicality of these, especially for keen travellers and commuters, …

Drumroll! Competition Winners and their Fantastic Stories

What a terrific response there was to the competition last weekend for the Real Food Festival tickets and the Cornishware mugs. I only wish I could have given everyone something – it was lovely to received so many comments from you all (100 in total!) and to hear some of your hilarious stories. *DRUMROLL* The winners are: The gorgeous Cornishware mugs were won by Zoe Wells. For the Real Food Festival Tickets: Sonia Porter, Zoe Vanderwolk, Caroline Duong & Louise Hughes. Congratulations all! The winners were chosen randomly using the random number generator at http://www.random.org. All ladies this time even though many guys entered. It’s the luck of the draw I guess. Your comments were superb, I can’t tell you how nice it was to hear from you and to get your fab feedback and your wonderful stories and in some cases poems! I hope you don’t mind me sharing some here. They are too good not to :) Next time, I am giving a prize for best comment too. Maybe someone would like to …

Two Competitions! Gorgeous Mugs from Cornishware & Real Food Festival Tickets

I am in the throes of moving house and disconnected from this world with little cooking or dining out going on. So, what am I doing here? Well, I have two lovely competitions for you and I am running them both today. The first prize is a set of gorgeous cheerful mugs from Cornishware that retail at £40 a box. You have a choice of his mugs or hers mugs. Being a her I prefer the colours of that set naturellement, who can resist a sunny yellow cup? But you boys can go for the more demure set if you so choose. I remember those lovely blue striped mugs from my childhood, where they graced my grandmothers table. Fond nostalgia! I am sure you have your own associations too. The second prize – or rather four prizes – is 4 pairs of tickets for the Real Food Festival worth £30 each, which will be in London on the weekend of 7th-10th May. Bringing together top chefs such as Raymond Blanc, Giorgio Locatelli, Willie Harcourt-Cooze, Thomasina Miers …

HELP! We NEED YOUR votes! Send us to ARGENTINA!

HELP! We need your votes! Vote No. 5! There’s less than 23 hours left to vote for us to win a trip to Argentina… I am getting nervous. We’ve been shortlisted for a competition with the most amazing prize of a trip to Argentina. The vote keeps going up and down and it’s very, very close – currently we’re second. We’re nearly there – the vote closes at 5pm GMT tomorrow. We need every single vote you can give us. Please vote for us! http://bibendum-times.com/argento-vote-for-your-favourite Why? * We dressed as a gorilla, gave away free fine wines to the public in the center of London ,and made people smile, even the security guard who had to move us on. * It was a great idea! And it has kick started a whole series of public guerrilla tastings that you can go to. * We deserve it! We work very hard doing all of this stuff for free, and for fun. * We’re not winning, or at the very least it’s very close, and we need all of …

Bisol Jeio Prosecco Food & Wine Matching Competition – The Entries

The Bisol Jeio Prosecco Food & Wine Matching Competition has closed, and we’ve had some wonderful and interesting recipes submitted as matches for Bisol Jeio Prosecco. I had lots of visitors to the stall over the last few weeks who sampled the prosecco and described the range of flavours they experienced. They then went home and put a lot of thought into how that would work well with food. It’s been an education for me to observe and it’s been so lovely to meet everyone and chat about food & wine, two of my favourite topics. There’s been some really inspiring recipes, and the competition even inspired Kathy of Bemused Bouche to start blogging. What a compliment! Our original plan, was to choose 5 finalists and give them passes for The Wine Show on in London this weekend. We didn’t bank on the interminable Royal Mail strike, so we’ve had to review as we were not able to post the passes out to the winners. Maybe it’s not such a bad thing, the quality of …

Competition! Prosecco + Food Matching: Submit Your Recipe

Regular readers will know that I’ve been having lots of fun at Covent Garden Real Food Market. Serving up food from my kitchen and matching it to wines, chiefly Bisol Jeio Prosecco, one of my favourite sparkling wines. When Denise & I decided to do the stall, we really wanted to do something fun and sociable. We wanted a great wine, with some fizz and energy. Something that would match the food, and provide a fun experience for our customers. We’d sampled Bisol at a tasting and so we bought some from Bibendum to serve at the stall. The world of food & wine matching is quite new to me. Before I would choose my wine and choose the food, not quite independently but nearly. I would always pair red wines with red meats, white wines with fish, but the intricacies of matching I just didn’t understand. It’s not a complicated and tedious process, learning bottle by bottle and glass by glass, it’s a thoroughly pleasant and indulgent affair. We like those kind of lessons! …

Win a £500 dinner in a Top London Restaurant

This is definitely something worth sharing – the folks at Trusted Places are running a fantastic competition B It’s very easy to enter, you just need to write some reviews (even just one but the more you write the greater your chances) and share your trusted places with the community . You could win dinner for two in one of London’s top 10 restaurants for £500. I’ve said it before, it’s a great site and it’s definitely a community that’s fun to be involved with. So, sign up, review, get your friends in, and, who knows – you might be indulging in one of London’s Top 10 restaurants, all courtesy of Trusted Places.