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BITE Sussex News May 2022


BITE Sussex Rising Stars Awards 2022

The BITE Sussex Rising Star Awards are a celebration of the contribution that young people make to the amazing food, drink and hospitality sectors of Sussex.

The importance of encouraging new talent to enter our industry – and for young people to see it as an exciting and fulfilling long-term career choice – is essential in ensuring we can all continue to enjoy quality food, drink and service in Sussex and ensuring our region is a great place to live, work and visit.

Following a launch lunch at etch. by Steven Edwards in April, the awards are now open to anyone aged 26 or younger working in Sussex hospitality or food and drink production and retail.

Nominate here


Sunday Sessions: Jazz in the Spring at Fourth and Church

With Spring in full bloom and the warmer air lending itself to open doors and windows, Fourth and Church incorporate their love of music into their Sunday Sessions, kicking off on Sunday 29th of May, when they will be welcoming to the restaurant some talented musicians; Rutledge Turnlund on Bass, Matt Senior on drums and Justin Woodward on Vibraphone.

You can expect a leisurely afternoon of beautifully seasonal food and wine and suitably swinging music, befitting of the warmer weather and longer days.

They will be pouring a selection of young, vibrant wines to savour with Oysters Rockefeller and Grilled Quail amongst other delicious dishes.

Sunday 29th May

1pm - 4pm

Tickets £90 pp


Viva Las Monarch -Elvis Tribute

Highbar Events presents an evening with the UK’s finest Elvis Tribute.

Calling all Elvis fans and crooners, enjoy a fun filled evening with a tasty three course menu at Monarch.

This is what Brighton has been waiting for, don’t miss out.

Thursday 5th May, 7pm-10.30pm

Tickets £45 pp


Chef Kenny Tutt's Ox Block takes over the kitchen at the Lord Nelson Inn, Brighton

Kenny Tutt, MasterChef 2018 Winner, and co-founder of PITCH Restaurant & Cookery School and Bayside Social in Worthing marks the start of a brand new partnership with award-winning Sussex brewery, Harvey's. Launching later this summer, the kitchen will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, and customers can expect to find Ox Block’s signature dishes including High Steaks – Sussex 40-day aged sirloin steak, Harvey’s beer braised onions, mustard mayo, Barber’s cheddar and rocket –, Gunpowder Chicken and the Deep-Fried Oreo.


Shelter Hall launches Patty Guy by Kenny Tutt this May

Continuing the collaboration with Shelter Hall – Kenny Tutt and the team open a brand new burger restaurant at the busy food hall next week.

After plenty of experiments and sell-out burger specials on the Ox Block menu, Patty Guy will see the chef build on a lifelong love for an outstanding burger. The menu – features smashed burgers, incredible milkshakes – including Peanut Butter Malt and Cherry Bakewell and sides such as bacon chilli cheese fries and buttermilk fried pickles.

Shelter Hall (booking advised at peak times)


Royal Jubilee Tour at Bolney Wine Estate

Bolney's Jubilee Tour celebrates the best of British in a year which marks The Queen’s 70-year reign and their 50th anniversary. Since the start, they have been pioneers of English wine and been a part of some very special British events. Join one of their Jubilee Tours on 2nd and 4th June 2022 to discover more and celebrate this historic year with them.

Begin with a 45-minute guided tour of our estate, including the chance to meander through the vines and explore their state-of-the-art winery. Then, indulge in a tasting featuring a very special line up of wines and spirits. These include the first English wines to be served at Wimbledon and enjoyed in BA’s first-class lounge, Bolney’s popular Pinot Noir, and, of course, no Jubilee tasting would be complete without The Queen’s favourite tipple, Gin.

Then, enjoy a feast fit for royalty with a perfectly packed picnic to enjoy in one of their picnic areas nestled around the vines, or to take it away. Included is a bottle of Lychgate wine of your choice, and quintessential delights from classic picnic sandwiches to flavourful mini quiches & sausage rolls, and fluffy scones with indulgent cream & jam. The perfect celebration for the long weekend with friends and family in the heart of Sussex.

Picnics are perfectly suited for sharing so we encourage booking in couples.

2nd and 4th June, 10am

£70 pp


Italian restaurant ‘Tutto’ to launch in Brighton this June

Razak Helalat of The Coal Shed, The Salt Room and Burnt Orange launches Tutto, with Sardinian-born Head Chef Mirella Pau (of Café Murano and Padella) at the helm.

Tutto - meaning all - is inspired by traditional Italian dining culture and aims to bring together all of its best elements, focusing on simple quality and the Italian experience in equal measure. Opening this June, the all-day restaurant will be the perfect place for guests to come together and enjoy long evenings of great food and drink amongst Brighton’s vibrant restaurant scene.

Chef Mirella Pau brings a wealth of experience of Italian cuisine, all set amongst the backdrop of a beautifully-restored 1930s bank.


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