The Journey Of Silk Rd | Silk Rd Bloggers Evening

Danielle Levy, Silk Rd, Silk Rd Liverpool, Pink Media, Pink Media Liverpool, Food Blogger, Liverpool Food Blogger, Liverpool Blogger, Tapas Style Food, Tapas, Gin, Fever Tree Tonics,

As you all know I've really been making an effort to push myself out there with trying new food and I've been trying to push myself out of my picky eater phase. Whilst trying to do all of that I've been trying to all the amazing places in town that I wouldn't have ever tried before to tell you all about them. Last month the lovely folks at Silk Rd invited me to their bloggers evening to try out a range of tapas with different gins to compliment every meal.

Danielle Levy, Silk Rd, Silk Rd Liverpool, Pink Media, Pink Media Liverpool, Food Blogger, Liverpool Food Blogger, Liverpool Blogger, Tapas Style Food, Tapas, Gin, Fever Tree Tonics,
Danielle Levy, Silk Rd, Silk Rd Liverpool, Pink Media, Pink Media Liverpool, Food Blogger, Liverpool Food Blogger, Liverpool Blogger, Tapas Style Food, Tapas, Gin, Fever Tree Tonics,
Danielle Levy, Silk Rd, Silk Rd Liverpool, Pink Media, Pink Media Liverpool, Food Blogger, Liverpool Food Blogger, Liverpool Blogger, Tapas Style Food, Tapas, Gin, Fever Tree Tonics,
Danielle Levy, Silk Rd, Silk Rd Liverpool, Pink Media, Pink Media Liverpool, Food Blogger, Liverpool Food Blogger, Liverpool Blogger, Tapas Style Food, Tapas, Gin, Fever Tree Tonics,
Danielle Levy, Silk Rd, Silk Rd Liverpool, Pink Media, Pink Media Liverpool, Food Blogger, Liverpool Food Blogger, Liverpool Blogger, Tapas Style Food, Tapas, Gin, Fever Tree Tonics,
Danielle Levy, Silk Rd, Silk Rd Liverpool, Pink Media, Pink Media Liverpool, Food Blogger, Liverpool Food Blogger, Liverpool Blogger, Tapas Style Food, Tapas, Gin, Fever Tree Tonics,

Before I headed to Silk Rd, I knew very little about them and only knew that they were a restaurant that offered tapas style dishes and that they had a restaurant in Heswall. During the evening, the lovely folks at Silk Rd told us all about the restaurants and how they were created.

Silk Rd is named after the Silk Route which is a network of trade routes that brought together regions from the Pacific to the Med. Silk Rd state the concept behind their restaurant is that they bring life and soul to their dishes and drinks, all of dishes you can find along the Silk Route. When you dine with them, their aim is that you go on a journey, you're not just having a meal, you're having an experience. On their menu, you can either buy tapas or mezes style dishes that have amazing, big flavours that make you want to come back again.

Before the event, I met up with Sam and we walked round as I didn't really have a clue where it was (it's in the Beetham Plaza which is directly behind James Street station so could easily be overlooked if you didn't know it was there!), thanks to a delayed train we didn't get there super early but we weren't the last ones to arrive, thankfully me, Sam and Hollie were sat by each other. We started out the evening with an introduction to Silk Rd and started our gin journey, we tried out the Martin Millers gin with Fever Tree Elderflower tonic, strawberries and black peppercorns to compliment the gin. This gin was definitely my favourite of the night as it was so refreshing and light (I'm also a massive fan of anything with strawberries in!).

For starters, we began with 3 different canapes options, the Silk Rd Platter (pitta bread with hummus, tzatziki, tirokafteri and Asain avocado dip), Gyoza (pork dumplings with a soy and chilli dip), and Tablita (Spanish platter of serrano ham, manchego cheese, mixed olives and fresh bread with balsamic and olive oil). Whilst I'm not a massive fan of pork and olives, I loved the Silk Rd platter and the manchego cheese, fresh bread with balsamic and olive oil. Even though these were sharing canapes, I was surprised at how filling they were and even more surprised when they came round and reminded us that were still had 2 other courses to go (not going to lie I was already feeling very full at this point!). Whilst we were finishing off our starters with a Gin Mare perfect serve with Mediterranean tonic, orange and rosemary to compliment to Gin Mare gin. Everyone at the evening were very happy when the folks at Silk Rd surprised us by bringing out some fried halloumi and I legit think they were one of the best parts of the night for everyone (fried halloumi always gone down very well!).

We were then given 7 different main course tapas dishes to try out that myself, Hollie and Sam all shared, boy was there more than enough food to feed us twice! My all-time favourite dish from the mains was the Patatas Pobre (although I didn't eat the chorizo), the diced potato is pan-fried with bell peppers, onion, garlic and spiced pimenton. As you all know I'm not very adventurous with food and this was definitely one of my favourite mains (I meant who isn't all about fried potato in a delicious sauce?!). Other main tapas dishes that they served were Buttered Black Prawn stirfry, Soft Shell Crab Bao (this one was a bit too adventurous for me!), Cauliflower Steak, Chana Masala Curry. When I think of tapas I think of small little dishes, to me it's the pick 'n' mix type of meal as you don't have to commit to just one meal and you can really try out a variety and test so many amazing flavours. 

As we finished off our mains, we were talked through our final gin, the Malfy perfect serve which was the Malfy Con Lemone gin served with Fever Tree tonic and fresh lemon. At this point, I'd had one and a half big gins (the second gin option wasn't really for me) and whilst I did like this final one, the first one was definitely my favourite of the night, I mean it had strawberries in it...need I say more?! It was then time for dessert! By this time in the evening, most of us were full to bursting so we decided instead of having the desserts each we'd share them. Our tapas desserts included Banana Fritters with coconut ice cream and Eton Mess. I'm not a huge dessert person (unless it's got chocolate in it!) but the Eton Mess was much more my type of dessert with fruit of the forest, chantilly cream and meringue as I'm not a fan of anything that's coconut flavoured.

It was such a fabulous evening trying out a new restaurant and spending it with some amazing local Liverpool bloggers. Thank you to Pink Media and Silk Rd for inviting me to the bloggers evening. After spending the evening with Silk Rd, we all had to roll ourselves into bed, we were that full! Even though I'm a super fussy eater I still managed to find some amazing dishes to try and I will definitely be heading back soon for some amazing tapas and gin cocktails with the girls.

Are you a fan of tapas?

Speak to you next time!
*I was invited to the Silk Rd bloggers evening. All opinion are honest and my own.

1 comment

  1. It sounds like a lovely evening and the food looks amazing!

    Abi xo | www.wanderlustdaydreaming.co.uk

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