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What’s Floating Around Cloud 9? 20 November 2017

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Welcome to another week and it’s all a bit Food & Drink crackers (please pardon the pun!) this week, as we get set for the Warwickshire Food & Drink Showcase this Wednesday. The event, which here at Cloud 9, we are running for Warwickshire County Council, is part of their Tourism Framework, enabling partnership work and the ‘Gateways to the Countryside’ scheme across the county of Warwickshire.

Being held at the Warwickshire Golf & Country Club, the event aims to showcase the quality and vibrancy of the local produce and visitor experiences all in one easy-to reach venue. We have an array of amazing suppliers on board including breweries,  cheese makers, and chocolatiers  and we want to encourage businesses to discover and use local suppliers, and additionally attendees will have the opportunity to meet, listen to experts and peers – and find out how the county council is engaging with their tourism and food industry.

It’s been truly fascinating working with all of the local suppliers on the event, and we are sure the day will be a great success as our buyer registrations is creeping up daily from local stores, restaurants and hotels all looking for new and interesting product ranges.

Despite the fact that its November and already feeling chilly, we also have two Gelato Companies taking part, the first of which is Hooray’s British Gelato Kitchen. Hooray’s style and inspiration can be classed as a fusion of influences ranging from Classic Cotswolds and the Best of British, to Cosmopolitan Chic and Global Gourmet. So you can enjoy a ravishing range of cool gelato and fruity sorbet made onsite, in their Gelato Kitchen, hot crepes and waffles, yummy cakes and locally roasted gourmet coffee. Hooray’s has got something for everyone, plenty of seating downstairs, as well as the Lounge and Granita Bar upstairs which double as event room. Not to mention the children’s corner and the Secret Courtyard!

The other is Swirls, who bring a touch Italy to Leamington with its Neapolitan coffee & authentic gelato handcrafted on the premises in small batches thus creating a creamier & velvety texture. They have been delighted with their customer reviews and having been noted for what they do by winning two Artisan awards so quickly has been tremendous. Their offering includes Panini’s waffles, sweet & savoury crepes, handmade lollies, gelato and semi freddo cakes made to order. 

 One thing we will have to avoid though, is getting too involved in sampling though as we have a range of great distilleries, gin, beer and wine companies all taking part – and we are driving!  Registration for buyers is still open so if you fancy coming along, please see the website for more details and we hope to see you there.

 Have a great week.