Sheffield Craft City – Part Two
05 May 2011
What a lovely evening at the Sheffield Craft City Launch. Tonight’s event was a rolling showcase of Sheffield creative arts hosted by PJ Taste on Glossop Road, Sheffield. The first installment (many more to come) featured the works of Lianne Mellor (tea ware with a contemporary feel), James Green (linocut and etching print specialist) and Jessica Flinn! (maker of handmade modern jewellery using traditional metalwork techniques).
On arrival, I was greeted by PJ’s lovely waitresses with a choice of drinks from Shirebrook Nettle Spritzer, Woodhouse Rhubarb Bellini to PJ taste Beer (hiccup!). A big thank you to PJ Taste for tonight’s lovely nibbles at the launch (Sheffield’s dining scene should never be ‘shone away’ if PJ’s in your City! – always full of creativity with locally sourced food :)…Wow, Asparagus with Cream Cheese on a PJ taste Rye Bread and their Polenta Cup with Caponata and Pickled Ransoms Buds were all thumbs up! (the presentation and flavours in the ingredients were definitely well thought about – just look at my photos above).
Devised for this first exhibition, not only introduced me to brilliant creative works from our Sheffield’s three creatives but also the launch of the ‘Steel City Bun’ containing ‘Steel City Rhubarb’, and also on the desserts menu were Mini Butterfly Cakes with Dandelion Marmalde and a Nip of PJ taste Mead! (I know, just reading the names of these foods makes my mouth-water). Unfortunately, I was too busy fooding around and talking to guests, I didn’t get the chance to sample the ‘Steel City Bun’ or butterfly cakes (I’m shocked myself, I must’ve not been my greedy self!).
You can find out more about Sheffield Craft City by follwing them on Twitter at @SheffCraftCity or to get in touch with Peter at PJ Taste visit: www.pjtaste.co.uk and follow their foody tweets at @PJtaste