insideKENT Magazine Issue 59 - February 2017 - Page 64

TOWNSPOTLIGHT

Spotlight on CANTERBURY cont .
Dane John Gardens Ghost Tours
The Ambrette The Ambrette opened in 2014 to high acclaim , and it has never disappointed . Chef Dev Biswal has created a menu that is light and delicious , and combines Indian and British cuisine in surprising and innovative ways . When visiting you can choose from dishes such as breast of wood pigeon smoked with cloves and marjoram and served with a pear crisp , medley of mushrooms stuffed with Kentish cream cheese and mango served with chickpea flour crisps and tropical fruits and medallion of goat with jasmine sticky rice .
Pinocchio ’ s Traditional Italian food made with love is exactly what you will find at this superb Canterbury restaurant . The ingredients used in the fantastic dishes served at Pinocchio ’ s come from both the local Kent area and Italy , so you can eat the best of both countries in one wonderful place . The menu includes fresh calamari deep fried and served with a salad garnish and garlic mayonnaise , calf ’ s liver cooked in onions and red wine served with roasted potatoes and spinach and homemade tagliatelle with fresh scallops , king prawns , clams and mussels in a white wine sauce with a touch of cherry tomatoes .
Café des Amis Canterbury ’ s first and original Mexican restaurant ( and apparently Orlando Bloom ’ s favourite ), Café des Amis is a mixture of
Mexican and Mediterranean food , bringing stunning , fresh flavours to your table . Try the duck picadillo tacos , the citrus and coriander lamb stew , or the many different varieties of burritos .
ANNUAL EVENTS
The Canterbury Festival // Oct-Nov In 2016 , the Canterbury Festival attracted over 65,000 visitors , and 2017 ’ s looks to be even bigger . This international arts festival inspires people to showcase their work and perform , and it provides the platform to those who may otherwise not have been able to make their work public . Held over three weeks each autumn , there are over 200 free ticketed events to enjoy .
Canterbury Food & Drink Festival // Sep Taking place in the Dane John Gardens , the Canterbury Food and Drink Festival gives visitors the opportunity to sample cuisine from all around the world . Not only that , but there is always plenty of local produce to try too – some of which might just surprise you .
Whitefriars Christmas Market // Nov-Dec Every year this traditional Christmas market full of beautifully decorated chalets selling gorgeous gifts gets bigger and better . Join in with the fun and experience a true Christmas atmosphere as you also find some unique presents .
TOP SPOT
Canterbury Historic River Tours is the best way to explore the city . Enjoy a trip down the River Stour with a professional , expert guide to show you the sights in a way you will never have experienced before .
DID YOU KNOW ?
The phrase ‘ the Canterbury trot ’ was used to describe how pilgrims would ride their horses to reach the city walls by curfew . This is the original of the word ‘ canter ’.
CANTERBURY BUSINESS NEWS
HEAT DESIGN has just opened a new store in Wincheap after relocating from Roper Close . It has now merged with Home & Hearth . Find out more about the services and products they offer at www . heatdesignkent . co . uk .
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