TAAJ Bollywood night 

The TAAJ in Jordanstown was the place to be last night (Sunday 30th August) for the Bollywood Night. 
620 Shore Road

Jordanstown

BT37 0ST

United Kingdom

028 9086 6599

http://www.taajrestaurant.com/
Manjeev and Pradeep pulled out the stops and organised a great event. For a tenner there was entry in, a drink on arrival, canapés all evening and of course the tables cleared, DJ at the ready and Bollywood and Bhangra tunes pumping.
  
 

The crowd was eager and raring to give it large on the dancefloor as quite a few were present at the Belfast Mela earlier in the day and didn’t get their fix of dancing there!! The TAAJ had a very busy stall down there I was told (I missed the Mela as I was flying back from the mainland).
To help the revellers there was a full bar service and some very tasty canapés like seek kebab, chilli chicken , vegetable pakora and chicken tikka. These were extremely tasty and went down well.

  

I’ve been impressed with the TAAJ since it opened and it’s good to see the boys (front and back) doing well and it growing from strength to strength. It’s certainly worth a trip, as is the original in Magherafelt. 
  
The party went on til midnight, a lovely way to bring in the Bank Holiday.
Ciao for now!!

City centre sleep

We stayed at the Premier Inn Buchanan Galleries and it was great. Good clean room,ample for two adults and two kids. Plus points enough power points, minus no parking facilities. Does what it says on the tin!!
   
   

Wedding reception 

We celebrated my sister and brother in laws wedding reception here in the Ballroom last night. What an absolute pleasure. Superb elegant and classy and that’s just the foyer!!
1 William Street

Glasgow

G3 8HT

Scotland

+44 141 204 5555
Great sized room, staff amazing and food from caterer all made it the success it was!! Definitely well recommended.

   
    
    
    
    
   

Pre wedding lunch

We all went to Di Maggios Theatreland in Glasgow for a pre wedding family lunch. I had the wings and to follow risotto. Wings were great and risotto was good but needed more seasoning- had to wait nearly 30 minutes between courses. Good lunch deal of £8.95 for two courses. Good kids menu as well. ​

   
    
    
   

Updates

Hi allApologies for not blogging sooner, been real busy with wedding season, near finished!!! Loads to share will keep u all posted.
Firstly have been asked to share the press release below. It looks good so please support!!
“Food and literature combine for unique weekend celebration

 

 A new food festival with a literary theme will take place this August Bank Holiday weekend, in a unique celebration of the life of one of Northern Ireland’s most acclaimed dramatists.

 

‘New Norths’ is a food festival with a difference, taking its influence from the cuisine of Ireland, Scandinavia and Russia, as well as the life and works of Brian Friel. Part of the wider Lughnasa International Friel Festival, it will take food out of the city’s cafés, kitchens and restaurants and into unique locations as diverse as the Titanic Slipways, the Giants Ring – and even one of Belfast’s Peace Walls.

 

Over the weekend of August 28-31, some of the city’s top chefs, baristas and bakers – including the award-winning Niall McKenna, Andy Rea from Mourne Seafood Bar, 2013 Great British Bake Off winner Stephen Chisholm, model and self-confessed “baking nerd” Jenny Curran and Danni Barry from Deane’s Eipic – will tantalize tastebuds with a wide variety of special events, from breakfast banquets to themed barbecues and pop-up restaurants in unusual locations.

 

Among the weekend’s highlights will be:

 

A ‘Big Dance’ at City Hall on the morning of Friday August 28, hosted by Mourne Seafood Bar and Oliver’s Coffee Bar;

An ‘Epic Nordic Breakfast and Ryanga Ritual Dawn Dance’ at the Giant’s Ring, hosted by Deane’s Eipic and Kaffe-O;

‘KiteTanica’ at the SS Nomadic, hosted by Cast & Crew;

‘Dancing On The River’, on the new Lagan footbridge, hosted by Holohan’s restaurant and Tony & Jen’s Café;

A ‘Tennessee Barbecue’ at the peace wall off Lanark Way, hosted by Bubbacue and Café Kreme;

A pop up coffee shop on the Titanic Slipways, hosted by Established Coffee and themed around Friel’s ‘Drowsy Maggie’s Waves of Tory’.

 

Local brewery Brewbot also will be popping up at all of the events, offering the festival goers the chance to sample some of their award-winning range of local beers and ciders.

 

In addition to taking inspiration from Friel’s works, ‘New Norths’ will link Belfast with Donegal and Moscow, as well as other locations across the 55th Parallel, such as Scandinavia and the Baltic States, home to some of Friel’s favourite writers, such as Chekhov, Strindberg, Turgenev and Ibsen. Special menus have been developed by all of the participating eateries, giving foodies the chance to sample delights such as apple and spelt porridge and the traditional Swedish Kalops stew, alongside local seafood.

 

The ‘New Norths’ food festival is organised by Belfast City Council and part-funded by the Northern Ireland Regional Food Programme.

 

Full details of ‘New Norths’, and the wider Lughnasa International Friel Festival, can be found at http://www.lughnasainternationalfrielfestival. Updates will also be available on Twitter, @lunghansaIntFF, using #LIFF2015, and on Facebook at lughnasainternationalfrielfestival.”

Look forward to sharing more!!