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Hard Rock Café arrives in Glasgow

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The Hard Rock chain has announced that its latest restaurant will open in Buchanan Street with a weekend of Scottish Music at the end of this month.

The three-day spectacular called The Scottish Music Weekend, kicks off on Friday 31 January, where Clyde 1 will be broadcasting ‘The Knoxy show’ live from the cafe 10am-2pm. The legendary KT Tunstall will be returning to her Hard Rock Cafe roots and performing an exclusive live set during the afternoon, including hits such as ‘Black Horse and The Cherry Tree’, to win a chance to watch KT live tune into Clyde 1. One lucky listener at the event will have the chance to win a stay at the Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana in The Dominican Republic. Scottish rockers, We Were Promised Jet Packs will perform in the evening, to win a chance to be there head to the Facebook page.

Hard Rock’s newest home in Scotland’s cultural capital will continue the celebrations on Saturday 1 February with free musical guitar masterclasses from Andy McKenzie and Jamie Keenan (The La Fontaines) Highlighting Hard Rock’s commitment to supporting new and unsigned music, on Saturday Feb 1st from 2:30pm The River 68’s, The Recovery! Bear Arms and The Holy Ghosts will all play free to enter shows on the first floor of the restaurant. In the evening guests will be treated to a performance from Glaswegian natives, Kassidy, to win a chance to attend enter here.

On Sunday 2 February legendary music journalist Billy Sloan and Emu band will be hosting the morning’s free music masterclasses. Glasgow will be treated to grand opening extravaganza and “behind the velvet rope” access to a legendary Hard Rock guitar smash at 7:30pm, which marks the opening of every cafe, casino and hotel worldwide, followed by a VIP very special performance by Scottish legends, The Fratellis at the grand opening event. The first lucky 100 people in line outside the café at 8pm will gain access to the party and win the chance to rub shoulders with celebrities, VIPs and special guests, at what is set to be the hottest party to start the year!

Dave Pellow, Area Vice President, Hard Rock Europe said “The Scottish Music Weekend is the perfect way to mark the grand opening of Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow, we have some great local talent and Scottish legends performing live, showcasing the venue’s live music space. Since opening our doors in November 2013, we’ve been overwhelmed with the support and we’re extremely proud of the success of Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow.

Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow opened its doors in November with over 1000 people through the door in the first day. Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow’s design features include an interactive touch wall with technology that enables fans to explore the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia collection and virtually tour the company’s venues around the world. The multi-level Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow is ideally situated in the Antheneum building on Buchanan Street, memorabilia adorning the walls features legends and superstars including Sir Elton John’s amazing platform boots, Rod Stewart’s silk suit, Glasgow’s very own Angus Young’s iconic velvet schoolboy outfit and E-Street band legendary saxophonist Clarence Clemons’ bagpipe and kilt. Scottish artists included in the list of rockin’ memorabilia include pieces from Frightened Rabbit, Primal Scream, Amy MacDonald, Alex Harvey, KT Tunstall, Bay City Rollers, Colin Hay, Big Country, Stu Sutcliffe, Al Stewart and Donovan.

HRC Logo Black GlasgowTo continue their philanthropic philosophy ‘Love all Serve all’, staff at The Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow will be selling white wristbands in the week leading up to the grand opening event, all proceeds will go towards Events for Charities, in support of The Clutha Helicopter victims. Wristbands are available for £1 from 27 January – 2 February.

Ashton Lane Hogmanay Street Party

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Ashton Lane is a flurry of festive lights, live entertainment and fantastic food and drink this New Year.

The Lane’s Hogmanay Street Party is one of the liveliest spots in Glasgow to welcome the bells. Entry costs £25 and you can spend the night hopping around your favourite bars and restaurants while enjoying live entertainment in the Lane from a host of great acts including Them Beatles, Snafu, George Donaldson (Celtic Thunder) and lots of other great street performers before a spectacular firework display to bring in the New Year.

Great dining packages will also be available from Ashton Lane’s eclectic range of bars and restaurants including The Ubiquitous Chip, Ketchup, Brel, The Grosvenor Café, Ashoka and Jinty McGinty’s.

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Cookie set to expand

A year after opening its doors, Cookie, the award-winning eatery in Nithsdale Road, has brought forward ambitious plans for expansion that may see the roll-out of the concept throughout the UK with the opening of other outlets and the development of other revenue streams.

The founders, husband and wife team Domenico Del Priore and Dr Melanie McCallum, are now seeking venture finance or investment from like-minded food-inspired entrepreneurs to accelerate their plans for expansion.

Mr Del Priore, said, “Having exceeded our targets for the business within the first year, Cookie is now set for its next stage of controlled expansion which will see the opening of outlets throughout the UK coupled with the development of our various other offerings, including our online shop, deli, off sales, contract catering service, Urban Gardener Barter Food Exchange and popular Chef Wars event series. We are also at an advanced stage of expanding our brand offering with the creation of a city centre lifestyle retail outlet.

“Our brand values are: the sourcing and provision of quality, locally-sourced food; the reawakening of traditional community values and the promotion of synergies with local design and cultural interests, all from within a welcoming, cool and fashionable space.

“As a brand with ample scope for further development, we are now seeking business partners with an understanding of the business thrust behind Cookie who share our vision and interpretation of the ‘Big Society’ zeitgeist by realising the commercial opportunities residing therein through the development of a sustainable approach to food production, distribution, preparation and consumption as well as exploiting broader retail and merchandising opportunities.”

Named Glasgow Newcomer of the Year 2010 for breaking the mould of local eating and drinking, Cookie is based at 72 Nithsdale Road, Pollokshields, Glasgow. For further information about Cookie log on to www.cookiescotland.com

Mum’s cooking at Green Chilli

Many sons claim that their mum’s home cooking is the best, but Sanjay Majhu, CEO Apple Harlequin Group, is going one step further. This week he launches Green Chilli, a new restaurant featuring Indian pot-style cooking inspired by the working mothers and aunties of India and featuring recipes overseen by his mum.

Green Chilli’s pot-style cooking offers diners the kinds of dishes they might expect if they were invited to an Indian family’s house for dinner.

Located at 1293 Argyle Street in Glasgow’s West End – Sanjay’s mum has even banished him from Green Chilli’s kitchen while she and her sisters prepare the dishes they’ve prepared for several generations of their families at home.

Mr Majhu said: “Glasgow is renowned for the quality of its Indian restaurants – and rightly so – but Green Chilli is bringing something different to the mix: great pot-style cooking prepared by Indian mothers and aunties using family recipes that have been handed down through the generations.

“This is the kind of food my mum and aunties would cook if you came over to our house for dinner. Mums seem to give the food an extra taste which only they know how to do.

“At 73 years old, my mum still cooks great Indian food and has been involved throughout all stages of Green Chilli’s product development and I can’t wait to show that my mum’s home cooking is absolutely the best!”

Green Chilli offers a seven-course taster menu, which changes daily.

“Just sit back and let us take you on a journey from North India (Punjab) to south India Dosa country!” said Majhu.

In addition, Green Chilli’s menu includes starters of Masala Dosa; Mussels Masala; Machi Amritsari; Sabzi Pakora; Keema Parcels and Jeera Chicken.

Mains include: Mumbai Lamb; Karahi Murgh; Chicken Saag; Shoray Murgh;
Tandoori Halibut; Makhan Murgh; Lamb Bhindi; Chicken Sharabi; Punjabi Fish Goan Curry; Chana Saag; Mixed Vegetable Karahi and Masala Dosa.

Why Green Chilli?

“Green chilli is my favourite spice,” explains Mr Majhu. “It enhances every dish and is iconic in Indian food. Used whole, green chillis lend dishes an underlying aromatic flavour, whilst, cut, they spice this up a bit!”

The Apple Harlequin Group operates the largest and most popular Indian restaurant group in Europe with 14 restaurants incorporating the famous Ashoka chain. Reservations at Green Chilli can be made on tel 0141 337 6378.