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New drink wins over star-studded crowd at Leeds launch party.

The masterminds behind the award-winning Slingsby Gin have launched one of the UK’s first rosé vodkas at a star-studded party in Leeds. Rozél, a luxurious new drink inspired by the delicate fruity flavours of a Provence rosé wine, was officially unveiled at the ultra-chic roof top bar Issho, receiving instant acclaim.

Tv and sporting stars from across the region enjoyed a selection of perfect Rozél serves on the stunning roof terrace bar, whilst a DJ provided a suitably summer soundtrack.

The brand was given a resounding 10 out of 10 by the discerning crowd, suggesting that Rozél is prepped to take Al fresco drinking by storm this summer, just in time for National Rosé Day on Saturday 10th June.

Rozél had selected Leeds as its hero city and the perfect place to launch its elegant new release due to the results of a recent survey. The lively Yorkshire city was recently named the UK's pink drink-loving capital, with 57% of residents saying they would select a pink drink over any other colour.

Crafted using premium ingredients and infused with a cocktail of flavours including raspberry, white peach, and pink grapefruit, Rozél serves up ‘sunny day brunching’ vibes as we sneak into Spring/Summer 2023 and dream of warmer weather.

Rozél’s lush pink colour and delicate, fruity notes make this the perfect spirit for any drinking occasion this season – from picnics in the park to BBQs, parties, and brunches. The pink liquid also creates a pretty blush hue ready for those flawless, Instagram-worthy shots.

The vodka pairs perfectly with Fever-Tree’s Raspberry and Rose Lemonade and is soon to become this season’s go-to Spritz as it’s just as delicious when served with elderflower cordial and soda.

Rozél was first sampled by guests at the 2022 GQ House party with raves reviews, it’s chic, wine-inspired bottle is just as beautiful as the vodka inside – it’s set to be the must-have accessory at all social occasions. The release lands in time to celebrate National Rosé Day on 10th June.

Anyone looking to entertain guests in style with the hottest new drink of 2023 can pick up a bottle from Amazon and Ocado.

“We are delighted to introduce Rozél Rosé Vodka” said Clare Gibson, Marketing Director at ICB Ltd, producers of Rozél. “Our goal was to create a vodka that embodies the rosé lifestyle – a chic, fun and sociable brand with both style and elegant flavour.’’

‘’Our launch party was a runaway success, and the feedback on Rozél and the signature cocktails served throughout the evening was phenomenal. We’re confident it will become a firm favourite amongst vodka fans and wine lovers alike this summer.’’

Following the success of their Nottingham, Leicester and Birmingham eateries, Indian restaurant tamatanga, beloved for its hearty, home-style Indian food, will open its doors in Leeds next week with bookings now available here

Scheduled to open at 5pm on Friday 16th June, tamatanga’s next eatery will be located in The Light on The Headrow in the heart of central Leeds. The new restaurant will feature fun, eye catching interiors similar to the vivacious designs seen in their other award-winning locations, all of which take inspiration from the vibrant streets of India.

The mouth-watering food menu offers a mix of both the familiar and the slightly less expected and many classic dishes updated with a modern twist. Everything is made using real, homely Indian recipes served up with speed and minimal fuss or fanfare. The tamatanga thali has become something of a signature dish – this large variety platter offers the choice of one or two different curries from the menu whilst the rest of the dishes are created and changed daily by an expert all Indian kitchen team using local, seasonal ingredients.

Another menu must try is the moreish tama chips, famed for their perfectly crisp coating and a secret blend of tamatanga spices which have made them a firm favourite since 2008.

The menu has been carefully crafted to include a wide variety of meat, veggie, vegan and gluten friendly dishes. The salads and grill plates pack a punch and come loaded with healthful ingredients such as butternut squash, quinoa, avocado and chickpeas.

A provocative range of carefully crafted cocktails is on hand to cool things down, ranging from the fruity and fabulous Peachy Blinder to the adventurous Wray’s Sorbet which blends tequila, strawberry cream soda and Wray and Nephew overproof rum to great effect.

As well as enticing customers with its refreshing take on Indian food, tamatanga has built a loyal and diverse following based on its laid back, fun vibe, and exceptional value. Daytime deals on food until 4pm and two-for-one cocktails every day from 12-7pm have allowed the brand to appeal to everyone from students to families and couples.

Children are also well looked after, with highchairs, balloons, crayons, colouring, and puzzles to make the family experience as much fun as possible. The kid’s menu has been carefully designed to appeal to even the fussiest of eaters.

Cool vibe

tamatanga Creative Director, Mona Kular, had this to say ahead of the launch:

‘We’re absolutely thrilled to be bringing our food to a city as vibrant as Leeds this month. Our fresh, homely, and very real approach to cooking is perfect for lunch, dinner and anything in between. From warming curries to flavourful salads and heavenly small plates, there’s something for everyone.’’

‘’And with incredible cocktails, great music, and a seriously cool vibe, tamatanga makes any occasion a great one. We’re really looking forward to welcoming our first Leeds diners. tamatanga is the place to eat and drink Indian style.’’

The new restaurant has 160 covers (40 in the bar and 120 in the restaurant) and will create 50 new jobs. Keep an eye out on tamatanga’s social channels for details of their launch date, bottomless brunch, and other events.

Bookings are now available -

The UK’s favourite Italian chef, Gino D’Acampo has unveiled his brand-new flagship restaurant in an iconic venue in the heart of Leeds today. The stunning venue is located in the newly refurbished Marriott Hotel on Boar Lane, following a remarkable £2m transformation.

The restaurant boasts bold new interiors unlike any other in Gino’s portfolio and has been created by highly acclaimed international restaurant designer, Bernard Carroll.

Guest’s will be greeted by the impressive 13 meter back lit Onyx bar, at the centre of the restaurant a seated cicchetti counter surrounds the striking brass pizza oven, bespoke statement wallpaper, white washed brick work, brass finishings, and handmade pendant lighting.

The upmarket Italian restaurant will be open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, and cocktails until late. Reservations are available now and can be booked online here or by calling 0113 4680804.

The outdoor terrace arrives just in time for warmer weather and serves as the perfect location in which to sip one of the bar’s signature spritzes.

The à-la-carte menu, designed by Gino D’Acampo and his esteemed team of chefs, and to be delivered by head chef Emanulele Diana, is fitting for its location, incorporating a generous selection of Italian classic dishes with a focus on quality and ingredient provenance. The menu sees 11 key sections – pane and olive; stuzzichini; bruschetta and antipasti; carpaccio and tartare; insalata; pasta and risotto; pizza al forno; pesce and crostacei, dalla terra; griglia; and contorni, with every dietary requirement catered for.

Signature dishes include arancine al funghi, linguine alle vongole, and vitello alla Milanese. Guests dining on a Sunday can also enjoy one of two succulent Sunday roasts. An extensive dessert (dolci) menu provides the perfect finish to every dining occasion, including Gino’s own personal favourite, tiramisù.

Speaking just ahead of the new opening, Gino D’Acampo said:

‘’I couldn’t be happier to finally share our incredible new project with you all. I’m extremely proud of the work that’s gone into creating my new restaurant. Myself and our talented team are excited to welcome all our guests.

Head chef at Gino D’Acampo, Boar Lane, Emanulele Diana added; “Bookings for our new opening have gone through the roof. We’re pleased to see that the people of Yorkshire are just as excited about our new restaurant as we are. It’s quite the showstopper and our team can’t wait to welcome you all.’’

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