Last Sunday I was lucky enough to be invited to The Stable in Birmingham for their blogger event. As a west midlands girl at heart I absolutely love Birmingham and try to visit as often as I can. Especially with the opening of Grand Central, Birmingham seems to be thriving.
Located on John Bright Street, just a stones throw from the station, The Stable is primarily a pizza and cider restaurant, with a relaxed dining feel and beautiful décor. The exposed brickwork gives it a real urban, new York almost feel.
I love that the ingredients are locally sourced and each of their branches have distinct local pizzas (with names such as the Bull Ring boar)
We then had a talk about cider making, and especially Hogans cider! Before being presented with the cider tasting boards to sample ourselves. I found that I liked cider ... and I was not expecting that! As someone who has only drank fruit ciders before (some of which I am reliably informed are not real ciders) I shocked myself by only really disliking one of the ciders I was given to try!
These tasting boards are £7.50 and you get to try 5 1/3 pints of cider which is a massively good deal!
We were then let loose in the kitchen! As this was my last pizza before starting the FODMAP Diet (Read more here) I went for all of the things that are going to be banned - mushrooms, chorizo, caramelised onions, lots of cheese and pineapple - on their amazingly crispy sourdough base. I have to say it was the best pizza I have ever tasted!
I had a lovely day, and made some lovely blogger friends! Thank you so much to the stable for inviting me, and actually looking at their menu and seeing that they do gluten free bases I may be able to go back for a pizza during my FODMAP elimination phase! Watch this space ...