The new cocktail menu has been designed to combat the winter weather, with an array of warm winter ingredients such as spicy ginger, wholesome honey, ripe black cherry, port and aromatic cloves to warm up the coldest of days.
There is something for every palate on the list of unique bobar cocktails. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, loved ones can enjoy a crisp and rich ‘Snowcapped Romance’ with its velvety fusion of coffee tequila, chocolate liqueur and soft vanilla capped with apple syrup cream.
While those longing for the spring season can get in the mood with ‘Honeysuckle’, a soothing synthesis of honey vodka and milk, delicately veiled with floral lavender and finished with aromatic nutmeg, or ‘Pocket Pears’, a clean , refreshing fusion of fresh pear and sharp apple, spiced with seasonal cinnamon.
These devilishly decadent cocktails are priced from £6.00 – £7.50, bringing some sparkle to the month of January in the heart of Glasgow’s stylish West End.
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In a fab new Valentine’s competition, The Avenue is inviting loved-up shoppers to name the fantastic Italian Restaurant at The Avenue for a chance to win the prize of a delicious three course meal for two with a bottle of house wine.
Michelle McCabe, Centre Manager at The Avenue, said: “Everyone knows that Italian cuisine is the food of love, so where better than Il Pavone Sud to spend a romantic evening? And I do hope my husband is reading this!
“Il Pavone enjoys a wonderful reputation for providing exceptional Italian food and service and prides itself on using only the freshest ingredients to prepare first-class Italian cuisine from authentic pizza and pasta to fresh seafood and its special Valentine’s menu looks absolutely delicious!”
Pavone Sud’s Valentine’s Menu features starters of: home made Italian meatballs; home-made traditional Tuscan soup; chicken liver pate; sautéed king prawns; mixed crostini and fresh rope mussels cooked in vodka.
Main dishes include: risotto porcini; fresh sea bass fillet; grilled ribeye; spinach and ricotta cannelloni; grilled chicken supreme marinated in lemon and rosemary; taglatelle tossed in a tomato sauce with Italian sausage and a touch of pesto and linguine pasta tossed in garlic olive oil and chilli with fresh mussels. A dessert platter for two, meanwhile, offers tiramisu and profiteroles.
Meanwhile, a caricaturist will be in situ at The Avenue on Sunday 12th February for anyone that would like their caricature done for their special valentine and popular mall mascot Newton will be walking up The Avenue on Valentine’s Day, handing out chocolate hearts to help shoppers get into a romantic frame of mind.
The Avenue’s Valentine’s competition opens on Wednesday 1st February with entries closing at 12 noon on Tuesday 14th February. Entry forms are available throughout The Avenue and should be posted in the entry box on the mall or returned to the management office by thedeadline date.
A Scouting website which was judged to be the ugliest website in the UK has been given a glamorous makeover for 2012 which you can see below.
The website,which promotes popular international Scout camp, Blair Atholl International Jamborette, was judged to be ‘dull and old fashioned’ in a competition run by Glasgow headquartered web hosting and design company Easyspace to find Britain’s ugliest website which is shown in our photo.
The Jamborette is a global biennial event that draws together 1000 young Scouts from 20 countries to an international camp at Blair Atholl in the Scottish Highlands. The website for the event is run by Scouting volunteers and beat off competition from more than 500 other ‘ugly’ websites to win a £3,500 makeover by the Easyspace web design team. The company’s web design team creates new websites for hundreds of customers every year, from start-ups to established businesses whose online presence needs a facelift.
Sarah Haran, managing director of Easyspace, said:- “We were inundated with entries from some really out-dated websites but the Jamborette’s was by far the worst. It looked really old fashioned and was difficult to navigate. The volunteers who created it ten years ago did a great job at the time but Easyspace was able to bring it right up to date and build a much more attractive and engaging website. Thanks to some Easyspace TLC, the Blair Atholl Jamborette website now looks great.”
A spokesperson for Scouts Scotland said: -“Blair Atholl International Jamborette is the most exciting event on the Scottish Scout calendar where we host Scouts from all over the world. The website is staffed by volunteers who knew how dated it looked and decided to enter the competition. We are very happy with the result from Easyspace. The Blair Atholl website is now as fresh and fun as the Jamborette itself.”
Andrew Sharkey, who leads the Blair Atholl Jamborette, added: “The new website works really smoothly and is just what we need to help publicise our event around the world and grab the attention of young people hoping to take part. With the Duchess of Cambridge recently joining The Scout Association as a volunteer, we are expecting even more web traffic and interest in Scouting events such as this.”
The Blair Atholl International Jamborette is an opportunity for international Scouts to meet their Scottish counterparts as they take partin adventure and outdoor activities as well as living and cooking together on site.
Andrew Sharkey added: “Even though we were judged the ugliest website in the UK, we were very excited to have won the opportunity of a makeover. We’ve been really impressed by Easyspace’s input during the design process and are thrilled with the finished product. We hope that our participants and other stakeholders will enjoy using it.”
Sarah Haran of Easyspace concluded: “The old Jamborette website just didn’t do the event justice. With the next camp taking place this July, the brand new design not only brings it into the twenty first century but will also help to attract more Scouts from other countries around the world in the future.”
Easyspace is a subsidiary of AIM listed iomart Group plc which was named Scottish Digital IT Company of the Year 2011 and has just been voted one of the best web hosting companies in the world by HostReview.
SNP MSP Humza Yousaf is urging Glasgow City Council to ban a Scottish Defence League march in the city on the grounds of public safety.
The Glasgow MSP is calling on GCC to follow in the footsteps of The City of Edinburgh Council when it banned a SDL march last year.
Mr Yousaf said:
“I am a firm believer in free speech – regardless of how obscene and toxic it is.
“But it is imperative freedom of speech is not at the expense of public safety.
“I have witnessed the effects of the violent clashes down south when the English arm of the SDL was involved and wouldn’t want that replicated in Glasgow.
“Glasgow is a city which has a long history of fighting fascism.
“The SDL are entitled to meet and should do so in an enclosed area but the streets of Glasgow are – and rightly so – for the decent citizens of our city.
“Glasgow should follow in Edinburgh’s lead by banning these kinds of marches as they threaten public safety.”
Based at unit 10, the new store offers a comprehensive range of mobile phones from all the major networks as well as related product areas such as laptops, mobile broadband, and accessories.
Michelle McCabe, Centre Manager at The Avenue, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Phones 4U to The Avenue and am sure that its vast range of smartphones will prove popular with our shoppers.
“I’m particularly pleased that The Avenue has proven so popular with retailers that we are now fully occupied and know that our shoppers value the retail offering Phones 4u, together with all our other tenants, bring to the local community.”
Phones 4U store manager Stewart O’Hara said: “Whilst we have outlets in nearby Silverburn and East Kilbride, the Avenue marks our first outlet in Newton Mearns, and we’re delighted to be here. We were attracted to The Avenue by its customer profile, which includes a high proportion of mobile phone users.”
With over 550 stores throughout the UK, one in four new contract smartphones sold on the high street are through Phones 4u.
The Avenue Shopping Centre offers shoppers an alternative to sprawling trolley-dash shopping culture with a comprehensive range of outlets offering a warm and welcoming shopping experience conveniently located on the outskirts of Glasgow city centre.
The Avenue is home to 44 different retailers including: banks/post office; books; children; clothing/fashion; food and drink; health and pharmacy; jewellery and gifts; mobile phones; newsagent and cards; opticians; perfumery/beauty salon; restaurant and coffee; shoe and repairs; handbags/ luggage and travel. It is open until 7pm every Thursday with 1000 free car parking spaces (including underground) seven days a week.
For further information about The Avenue log onto www.avenueshopping.co.uk.
As Domino’s Pizza celebrates 15 years in Scotland this month, statistics released today prove that we are indeed a nation of pizza lovers; with Domino’s Pizza selling one pizza per head of population in 2010.
With 47 stores across the country and over 1,100 staff, Domino’s Pizza has made great strides in Scotland as the population has munched its way through new pizzas such as the Domino’s Gourmet range and recently introduced Stuffed Crust, limited edition favourites including the Reggae Reggae made with Levi Roots’ famous sauce and the Haggis pizza (specially introduced for Burns Night), as well as firm favourites including Pepperoni Passion and Texas BBQ.
Pizzas from Domino’s stores across the country have been delivered to golf courses, gyms, patients in hospitals and paramedics and firefighters…even on stage to Strictly Come Dancing winner Harry Judd and fellow bandmates during a McFly concert in Edinburgh.
Chris Forrester, Domino’s franchisee who opened the first store in Great Western Road in December 1996, explains the success of the UK’s number one pizza delivery service in Scotland: “Since we launched to our customers in the West End of Glasgow late December 1996, Domino’s Pizza has become a firm favourite for students, couples, groups of friends and families. We’ve seen a massive increase in the home delivery market in 15 years, and as customers become more discerning, they’ve increasingly come to Domino’s Pizza to deliver a piping hot, freshly made treat.”
Join a nation of pizza lovers by ordering online at www.dominos.co.uk or using Domino’s iPad, iPhone and Android ordering apps.