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Turtle Bay Rum Tasting & Vegan Platter

With the weather constantly changing, it is hard to know what season we are really in. There may be rain, but Summer is not yet officially over.

Turtle Bay is definitely keeping the Summer vibe alive with their Caribbean style food and cocktails. To celebrate the Summer Sound Clash Festival Tour, I took part in their Rum Tasting at the Bristol Broad Quay restaurant last week.

The event allowed us to sample the fabulous menu, along with trying out the exotic rum that Turtle Bay has to offer on a day to day basis.

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The Rum Tasting event used a map of the Caribbean, to pin point exactly where each Rum is from. We then had a chance to sample the rum neat, to get a true feel of the flavour.

It was really interesting to see how the taste of Rum can be altered by mixing your taste buds with things such as Dark Chocolate, Jamaican Ginger Cake and even Oranges.

After sampling a few of the Rums, I was really interested to see what a Rum and Tonic would taste like. I am usually a Gin and Tonic kind of girl, but I must say that I was pleasantly surprised.

I tried the Foursquare Spiced ‘N’ Cranberry & Ginger Tonic. The menu describes the drink by sayingthis Bajan rum is spicy & sweet with notes of peppermint, nutmeg and gingerbread.” I really enjoyed this refreshing drink and I would definitely order it again.

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After trying out Rum from all over the Caribbean and finding out how it was produced, we were able to sample some food from the new menu. I am not usually sure about Caribbean food as a Vegetarian as there doesn’t usually seem to be an extensive menu on offer.

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The new menu at Turtle Bay goes completely against this idea as there are plenty of Vegan and Vegetarian dishes on offer. I really loved the Vegan platter, especially the Sweet Corn Fritters and Trini Doubles.

Once we had finished our food, we were able to spend the evening sipping on more Rum cocktails and enjoying the music played by the live band.

I had such a great evening at Turtle Bay and I would definitely recommend you try it out.

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This event was gifted to me by Turtle Bay, but all opinions are my own.

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Quay Street Diner Roast Dinner

Last week I was lucky enough to try out the new Roast Dinners at Quay Street Diner in Bristol.

Quay Street Diner is a Californian Diner, offering brunch, lunch, dinner and cocktails. Their unique selling point is the fact that they are all about live fire cooking.  Their diverse menu uses local ingredients to create delicious dishes inspired by tastes from across the world.

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My boyfriend and I were really excited to try out their menu, especially as we both love to spend our Sundays stuffing our faces with a good Roast Dinner.

Whilst we waiting for our food to arrive, we decided to taste one of their Bellinis. I absolutely loved them. It really is just what you need on a Sunday afternoon.

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For our food, I chose the Lenti, Butternut, Cashew and Chestnut Roast. This option was Vegan and was served with some delicious vegetables and gravy. 

It’s fair to say that I really enjoyed my dish. The Nut Roast was incredibly tasty and most importantly it didn’t feel too dry.

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After enjoying our mains we decided to take a look at the dessert menu. I decided to chose the Chocolate and Coconut Tart, which again was a Vegan option.

Not only did this dish look amazing, but it was really yummy. The Strawberry Coulis worked perfectly with the chocolate and I was really surprised that this dish was actually Vegan.

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We really enjoyed our time at Quay Street Diner. Not only was the food spot on, but the atmosphere was also great. We will definitely be returning soon!

This meal was gifted to me in collaboration with Socialight. All opinions and photographs are my own.