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Sheffield Restaurants News - December 2006

Thyme Restaurant Removed

We have removed Thyme restaurant, previously of Sandygate Road, Crosspool, as it is now Artisan and Catch.

Seasons Bistro Added

We have removed Cathago restaurant, previously of Abbeydale Road, as it is now Seasons Bistro.

Walnut Club Restaurant Added

We have added complete details for Walnut Club English restaurant in Hathersage.

Local Bids For World Class Bar Tender of the Year

Brilliant bar tender James Hill is to create cocktails across the Atlantic in a bid to become World Class Bar Tender of the Year.

James (25), who works as general manager at 23 Bar and Restaurant in Sheffield, is down to the final 12 in the UK stage of the competition which aims to find the global guru of the bar world from 1,000 international competitors.

His next challenge will be to fly to New York in June 2007 during which he will make drinks for the first class passengers on the flight.

The discerning travellers will decide whether James gets the next plane home or goes into the last six from the UK in the final in the Big Apple.

Former Ecclesfield school pupil and University of Sheffield graduate James said: "The competition tests not only your drinks making skills but also product knowledge, history of the products, tasting notes, bar tending etiquette and customer service.

"My job is to persuade the passengers that I can choose and produce the best selection of drinks to match their food and mood during their trip over the Atlantic to keep me in Manhattan for four days and the final. I'm hoping to stay to represent 23 and the UK!"

James' Crimea River cocktail, which contains Tanqueray gin, rose water, violet liquor, lemon juice and lavender foam, all served in a Martini glass, secured him first place in the regional final in Manchester for a place in the last 12 in the UK.

23 Bar and Restaurant, based in West One and open until midnight, is no stranger to winning awards. Head chef John Farrar won the Bake it category of the Bake it, Shake it, Don't Break It Competition in Leeds earlier this year and is due to compete for a Gordon Ramsey Scholarship later this month. 23 also secured Exposed Magazine's Cocktail bar of the Year in 2006.

23 serves more than 200 different styles of drinks including bottled beers, wine and champagne along with a selection of classic and modern cocktails. Its restaurant, which has an elaborate and ever changing menu, serves between 6:30PM and 9:30PM.

Cipolla Restaurant Added

We have added partial details for Cipolla restaurant in Broomhill. If anyone would like to send us more information about them we would be happy to update their details. Also please feel free to write a review if you have visited.

Zagato Restaurant Added

We have added partial details for Zagato restaurant (within Aston Hall Hotel) in Aston.

Aston Hall Spices Up Friday Nights

Aston Hall has spiced up its Friday night eating experience by treating diners to a pinch of musical zest with their meal.

The Zagato restaurant, part of the Aston Rooms in the five-star hotel, has turned to a selection of jazz musicians to make Friday nights an evening of sophisticated and relaxing music to match the luxurious food and contemporary surroundings.

The performers, who between them serve up their jazz with lashings of critical acclaim, infuse their Friday night soundtrack from the bar area while diners enjoy the delights of the five-star menu in the adjoining restaurant.

Jez Matthews, who is co-ordinating the Friday night performers and also half of double-act JezandFry, said: "It's a wonderfully elegant scene. We are very fortunate to have critically acclaimed and highly sought-after acts performing on Friday nights and it creates a beautiful atmosphere, terrifically ambient to compliment the venue."

Stephen White, General Manager at Aston Hall, added: "We wanted to provide our guests with a musical entrée that lasts the whole night and is very much part of the eating experience. It makes Friday nights a really relaxing yet entertaining time to come to the Zagato Restaurant at Aston Hall."

The restaurant is open for lunch Monday to Friday 12-2PM and for Sunday lunch 12-5PM and for evening meals Monday to Saturday 7PM-9.30PM.

Cha Cha's Bar & Indian Buffet Removed

We have removed the details for Cha Cha's Bar & Indian Buffet Restaurant in Sheffield city centre, as it is now closed.

Rossi's Restaurant Added

We have added complete details for Rossi's Italian restaurant in Sharrow.

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