Friday, 6 July 2018

CHEFS AT 111 BY NICO LAUNCH 'TRUST' A groundbreaking new dining experience is unveiled

A NEW dining concept by the brainchild behind innovative restaurant brand Six By Nico is asking diners to completely place their TRUST in the chef. 

Scotland's most innovative chef Nico Simeone has launched the dining experience at his popular Glasgow eatery, 111 by Nico. Guests dining at the Glasgow West End restaurant will now be encouraged to sit back, relax and TRUST the chef as dish after dish of seasonal favourites are shared in front of their eyes.

Never the same dinner twice, the TRUST menu begins with an amuse bouche highlighting local ingredients, then guests enjoy individual courses such as pasta, lamb, asparagus or fish - the options are endless. The five course tasting menu ends on a sweet note with a decadent dessert.

Nico Simeone said:

"The first and most important element of this new dining experience is the expression of trust. It’s not simply saying, 'I don’t care what you give me,' instead, it tells our chefs that the customer trusts their judgment about the current seasonal produce available to them and what the best courses could be at that particular moment."

The TRUST tasting menu is an immersive experience where guests choose from a list of 12 ingredients. From today (July 6th 2018) at 111 by Nico, the team of chefs decide the courses that are served to a customer rather than the customer ordering off an a la carte menu.

The concept is a popular method in dining in Japan where patrons at sushi restaurants leave the selection to the chef, as opposed to ordering à la carte. The Japanese call "omakase" which means you trust in the chef. The chef will generally present a series of plates, beginning with the lightest fare and proceeding to the heaviest dishes. TRUST at 111 by Nico emulates this idea with seasonally available ingredients. 

Nico says: 

"Our team of Chefs are always finding creative, interesting ways to work with ingredients that will not only excite them but our guests too. In recent years the food scene has seen the rise of multiple cuisines and with TRUST we can explore these food trends and present them as part of a tasting menu to our customers."

TRUST is priced at £25 per person and the 12 ingredients listed on each menu card will change on the 1st of every month. 111 by Nico also offer guests the same attention to detail as your food element when it’s comes to drinks pairing with the dining experience. 

Nico Simeone continues:

"Its important for us to offer an affordable dining experience without compromising on taste or portion size. A dining out experience doesn’t have to break the bank and with this five course tasting menu, we want to create a unique menu set within an unpretentious environment for people of all ages and all backgrounds to enjoy."

111 by Nico have also designed drinks that will enhance and compliment the TRUST menu. The have sourced fine wines from around the world to local craft breweries to independent Whisky and Gin distilleries. The matching drinks pairing costs £22. TRUST is now available at the restaurant.

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Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Indian food festival boost for Edinburgh charity


An Edinburgh charity which helps Sikh women integrate into Scottish society is set to benefit from Scotland’s biggest festival of Indian food.

Organisers of the Indian Food Bazaar, which is being staged in Glasgow on 14 and 15 July, have named Sikh Sanjog in Leith as their chosen charity.

Its services focus on linking women and girls to social, educational and employment opportunities which build confidence, develop potential and lead to better life chances. The word ‘Sanjog’ means ‘linking’ in Punjabi.

Sikh Sanjog which runs the Punjabi Junction Social Enterprise Cafe in Leith Walk, will have the only charity stall at the event in Glasgow’s Briggait centre, selling Indian clothes, bangles, Bindis, home-made relishes and chutneys, and offering henna tattoos.

The Charity’s Founder, Trishna Singh OBE, commented: “We are proud to be representing the only Sikh women and family support charity in Scotland. We have been running for 29 years in Edinburgh and to be the ‘Chosen Charity’ for a Glasgow event is a first for us. It will kickstart our 30 years’ celebrations for 2019!”

The Indian Food Bazaar in Glasgow city centre will showcase 36 dishes from Indian’s six main culinary regions, and feature Indian music and dance and children’s activities. It will be open from noon to 10 pm on both days and admission is free. For more information see
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Step into Summer With A Jawbox Gin Cocktail

Step into Summer With A Jawbox Gin Cocktail

Sunshine and Gin Cocktails are a match made in heaven, so why not make your own Jawbox Gin cocktails at home.  

Distilled in Belfast using a unique combination of botanicals including local Belfast Black Mountain Heather, Jawbox is perfect for branching out from the ordinary G&T and enjoying with zingy ginger ale (also invented in Belfast, did you know?).

The gin is named in honour of the deep, boxy Belfast sink which became a focal point in many a kitchen - where most conversations took place. And so it got its own nickname: THE JAWBOX.

These serving suggestions are equally well suited for a relaxing summer’s evening at home or for serving to impress your guests at a summer garden party. 

Gin and Ginger - The Perfect Swerve
We invite you to swerve the ordinary and discover the original, a feisty combination of refreshing ginger ale and Jawbox Gin.  Perfectly swerved.

  • 35ml Jawbox Gin
  • 100ml Premium ginger ale
  • Lime Wedge
  • Plenty of ice


  1. Pour the Jawbox Gin into an ice filled glass.
  2. Top up with some refreshing ginger ale.  
  3. Squeeze and drop in a lime wedge.  The original Belfast serve.
The Southside A.K.A Jawbox Mojito


  • 50ml Jawbox Gin
  • 15ml lime juice
  • 15ml sugar syrup
  • 6-8 mint leaves
  • Soda water
  • Lime wedgesIce

  1. In a tall glass muddle the mint leaves, lime juice and sugar syrup and stir. 
  2. Add some ice and Jawbox and stir, top up with soda water and continue stirring.
  3. Garnish with a mint sprig and lime wedge.
Jawbox Gin and Honeycomb Cocktail


  • 35ml Jawbox Gin
  • 100ml Ginger Ale
  • Honeycomb
  • Ice

  1. Pour Jawbox into a large ice filled gin goblet. 
  2. Top up with some refreshing ginger ale and finish with some shards of honeycomb.


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Introducing Trust at 111 by Nico

WHAT'S FOR DINNER?
Would you dine without knowing what's on the menu?

Sit back, relax and leave the rest up to the Chef!


A new dining concept by Chef Nico Simeone will be asking guests to do just that and leave the decision of what to eat up to him and his team of Chefs.

Scotland's most innovative Chef is launching the new dining experience at his popular Glasgow eatery, 111 by Nico. Guests dining at the Glasgow West End restaurant will be encouraged to sit back and TRUST the Chef as dish after dish of seasonal favourites are shared in front of their eyes.

Never the same dinner twice, the TRUST menu begins with an amuse bouche highlighting local ingredients, then guests enjoy individual courses such as pasta, lamb, asparagus or fish - the options will be endless. The five course tasting menu will end on a sweet note with a decadent dessert.

Nico Simeone said:

"The first and most important element of this new dining experience is the expression of trust. It’s not simply saying, 'I don’t care what you give me,' instead, it tells our chefs that the customer trusts their judgment about the current seasonal produce available to them and what the best courses could be at that particular moment."

The TRUST tasting menu is an immersive experience where guests will choose from a list of 12 ingredients. From July 6th at '111 by Nico' the team of Chefs will decide the courses that are served to a customer rather than the customer ordering off a menu.

The concept is a popular method in dining in Japan where patrons at sushi restaurants leave the selection to the chef, as opposed to ordering à la carte. The Japanese call "omakase" which means you trust in the chef. The chef will generally present a series of plates, beginning with the lightest fare and proceeding to the heaviest dishes. TRUST at 111 by Nico emulates this idea with seasonally available ingredients. 

Nico says: 

"Our team of Chefs are always finding creative, interesting ways to work with ingredients that will not only excite them but our guests too. In recent years the food scene has seen the rise of multiple cuisines and with TRUST we can explore these food trends and present them as part of a tasting menu to our customers."

TRUST will be priced at £25 per person and the 12 ingredients listed on each menu card will change on the 1st of every month. 111 by Nico will also offer guests the same attention to detail as your food element when it’s comes to drinks pairing with the dining experience.

Nico Simeone continues:

"Its important for us to offer an affordable dining experience without compromising on taste or portion size. A dining out experience doesn’t have to break the bank and with this five course tasting menu, we want to create a unique menu set within an unpretentious environment for people of all ages and all backgrounds to enjoy."

111 by Nico will also choose and design drinks that will enhance and compliment the TRUST menu. They will source fine wines from around the world to local craft breweries to independent Whisky and Gin Distilleries. The matching drinks pairing will cost £22. 


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