On Sunday 8th May I attended my 2nd blog event which was held in Birmingham at The Stables. It was a very hot summers day and what better way to have spent it than drinking cider and making pizza? I had never heard of this place/company before so this was a first for me, they are fairly new to Birmingham. I went along with my sister in Law Rachel and I do love cider so was really excited to go – who wouldn’t be with alcohol & Pizza?
When we first arrived we were the first bloggers there and were handed a glass of cider, it was lovely and refreshing.
After a few minutes lots of other bloggers started turning up we all sat on benches and got talking to lots of different people, then the general manager introduced himself to us and the other members of staff.
We started the afternoon off with a really interesting talk and taste session with Alan from Hogan’s Cider (Above photo). There were lots of opportunity to taste a variety of flavours that ranged from very strong Scrumpy types, to bottled fizzy varieties and lastly a cider brandy. The ciders had weird and wonderful names like ‘Hazy Daisy’ and ‘French Revelation’. They also had different flavours, but unfortunately these weren’t to my taste.
Then came more cider but this time a “Blind Tasting” session there were 5 on a rack and we had to guess what they were. We couldn’t guess what they were but what we could tell you was that 2 out of the 5 were yummy, 1 and 5 were my favourite.
This is what they were.
After testing a lot of Cider on a pretty empty stomach, it was time to indulge in the other favourite of The Stable – Pizza. Seeing as this was a bloggers event, there was an opportunity to get into the kitchen and make our own.
The base and sauce was done so we then chose our own toppings. The toppings I chose were Cheese (Lots of cheese), pepperoni, onions and more cheese, but goats cheese this time. I am really fussy when it comes to pizza toppings so was really happy when I was able choose my own and put whatever I wanted on it.
We were allowed to have a go at getting the base into the huge ovens (not as easy as it sounds or looks when the base is so thin). I managed to do it though (Whoop).
After a pretty quick couple of minutes in a big hot pizza oven they were ready for tasting. I’m not a big pizza fan (Unless i’m hungover) but my god these were amazing & delicious (Even if I do say so myself), thin crispy bases will a few of my favourite things on = one happy me.
I would defiantly go back to The stables.
*I was invited to this event for the purpose of a review, all opinions and thoughts are my own.