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That's French for 'my birthday party in France'. Bored with Brexit and looking for some entente cordiale I celebrated my 60th in France. One large Gite hired, fourteen of my bestest invited and several sacks of baguettes gorged. Castillonnes is a 20 minute drive from Bergerac airport and close to Maison Vari in Monbazillac who put on a great wine tasting. I even found a local Chef Marianne to come and cook us a fabulous birthday meal. Why did it all have to end?

Published in Abroad
Monday, 17 December 2018 16:01


Never has so much fun been had at a staff Christmas party. Cooking our own steaks at Cheers. Bury St Edmunds. 10 out of 10 for customer service and putting up with us. All you can eat and drink for £27.50 per person. Merry Christmas!

Published in Restaurant foodie
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 10:56

Out with the sprout ...

Here's a very tasty Christmas party menu for you instead of the usual soggy sprouts and insipid catering quality turkey. The Giggling Squid in Bury St Edmunds invited me to try their Christmas menu last week so I went on the opening 'locals night' of the massive annual Christmas Market and Fayre. Feeling all festive and with the town buzzing, the restaurant was full to the brim. I took Mr SuffolkFoodie who loves Thai food and we both ate off the Christmas Evening menu, which priced at £29.95 a head including a glass of Prosecco is great value. By the way, where is all this Prosecco coming from, apparently us Brits drink a third of all produced. I hope it's not going to run out.

Published in Reviews
Monday, 17 April 2017 15:06

Happy Birthday Harriet

Published in Cakes
Thursday, 21 May 2015 17:03

Petta Fiesta 2015

PettaFiesta will be holding another weekend of music, film and fun for all ages on the weekend of 11th and 12th July. It's a ticket only event so visit the PettaFiesta website to book. Saturday night features a communal supper cooked on the campfire by us - the suffolkfoodie team - an outdoor screening of Carousel, a not-too-horror movie, a late night cheesy disco and karaoke - keeping you entertained well into the night. Bring a tent and wake up in the morning to the glorious dawn chorus and a Sunday spent strolling the pretty garden. The Little House of Cooking will be making brunch and afternoon tea for sale on Sunday.

Published in Fetes and Festivals
Sunday, 07 December 2014 12:15

Staff Christmas party anyone?

A 16th Century dinner party held by Ivan the Terrible for 300 guests. To Start: Roast peacock in full plumage, spiced swan, cranes seasoned with ginger, guinea fowl with cinnamon, creamed ducks, followed by three consommés, followed by three thick soups. Main Course: a whole calf, a whole sheep, several quarters of beef, loins of a bear, loins of a reindeer. Dessert: A huge pudding moulded in the shape of Ivan’s palace, the Kremlin (borne by lackeys clad in white satin liveries edged with sable)
Published in Gossip
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 22:30




At Suffolk Foodie we like a party and we recommend starting your festive season in the most delightful way with All Manor of Events in Henley, Suffolk.  Manor Barn are hosting a number of Mary Poppins inspired Christmas Parties.The supercalifragilisticexpialidocious themed nights will include arrival drinks, a mouth-watering three course meal, a disco and .... "drum roll"  .... they have a choreographer from Strictly Come Dancing working with them to create some fabulous entertainment for you. Prices vary from £40.00 to £45.00. The dates still available are Saturday 29th November, Friday 5th December, Thursday 11th December, Saturday 13th December, Thursday 18th December and  Friday 19th December. 


Published in Events
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 12:11

Petta Fiesta - Hola!

Gringos Cafe 

Check out Gringo's Campfire Cafe menu at Petta Fiesta. Tickets still for sale!

Published in Fetes and Festivals
Tuesday, 17 December 2013 22:00

We are off to see The Wizard (Christmas 2013)

All Manor of Events in Henley, outside Ipswich, are holding Christmas in Oz themed parties.  This is a really original place to go for the staff Christmas party.  Each year the theme is different and we really enjoyed the chance to spend the evening in Oz.  The food was very good ( Christmas menu ) and the decor brilliant.


Published in Fetes and Festivals