We here at Midlands Food Bloggers really like local and seasonal food and we especially like supporting local food producers. Therefore, today I have decided to tell you about a scheme that Louise and I have signed for ourselves that lets you support local food producers and get money off for doing it. This scheme is called Gourmet Life, which is run by James who also does the fantastic local foodie site called Eat The Midlands, which I am going to write articles for, as well as this blog and Dine With Us, which promotes great places to eat out in the Midlands.
Gourmet Life is the region’s only ‘ethical’ dining card. Helping people to support the region’s producers, by choosing to dine at specially selected venues who must source more than 20% of their a l carte menu ingredients from across the region (within a 50 mile radius where possible). By going to these venues, and dining with them at certain times, you can enjoy 20% off your A la carte food bill. All you have to do is, tell the venue you have a Gourmet Life card and dine with them on a Monday to Friday, lunchtime or evening. It’s as simple as that.
In addition to getting 20% off at some of the finest dining establishments in the Midlands, you also get the following additional benefits:
- 20% off your dining bill at almost 100 of the region’s top dining venues
- Monthly invites to gourmet nights
- Additional discounts off meals at selected venues, up to 2 for 1 at selected venues
- Discounted foodie events
- Savings at Deli’s and farm shops of 10%
- 20% or more off overnight breaks, including Birmingham & London!
- Exclusive tasting menus also available, specially made for you!
- and even more benefits coming soon!
*Update: You can now get 25% off dining in some venues and Gourmet Life are introducing Dine and Stay Packages with 25% off accommodation. You can also dine at two Michelin starred venues in Birmingham; Simpson’s and Turners. For more information, see here.*
James has given us here at Midlands Food Bloggers an exclusive offer for all our members and supporters. All you need to do is register here and quote ‘Midlands Food Bloggers‘ in the box at the bottom of the form and you will instantly get 3 months FREE Membership to the Gourmet Life scheme. How amazing is that!
Many thanks to James for giving us this fantastic offer for all our members and supporters. It is much appreciated 🙂
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By Jo of Jo’s Kitchen on behalf of MFB