Sunday, 23 April 2017

GUSTO LEEDS // SPRING MENU

Candelabra restaurant set-up at Gusto, Leeds | The Dress Diaries

Gusto Spring Menu


A few bloggers were treated to a cosy catch up recently, over the new Spring menu at Gusto Leeds.
I have frequented Gusto a few times since the launch a couple of years back and it's definitely become one of my favourite restaurants in Leeds. 

After a lovely selection of meats and cheese and a choice of cocktail, I chose the Deep Fried Toma Cheese starter, followed by the Maple Glazed Salmon Fillet. I'm trying to eat far less meat in my diet and the menu offers a lot of variation including plenty of veggie options.

Other notable dishes on the menu included the Plum Tomato and Basil Tart as a starter and for the mains, the Beef Fillet Carpaccio Salad and the Baked Aubergine Milanese. The Vanilla Panna Cotta for dessert was incredible, paired with strawberries drizzled in balsamic.

Meat and cheese platter at Gusto Restaurant

Salmon fillet meal at Gusto, Leeds

Beef Carpaccio Salad at Gusto, Leeds

Gusto have restaurants right across the country, so it's easy to find a place no matter where you are in the UK to try their menu for yourself.

Their pretty decor also lends itself to a being a great event venue. The Leeds location in particular has a comfortable space for occasions and the staff are always more than happy to cater to specific requests.  The Italian brand have a strong reputation for putting the customer first. From the minute you walk in to the second you leave (with an inevitably full stomach) you will receive the utmost service.

From experience, Gusto is the perfect 'treat the parents or grandparents to a meal' kind of place as well as a 'midday drinking session refuel' pit stop too - it definitely caters for all.

Gorgeous frame decor at Gusto Restaurants

Foliage and fairy lights decor at Gusto Restaurants | The Dress Diaries

Candelabra restaurant set-up at Gusto, Leeds | The Dress Diaries

Our personal set-up in the main area of the restaurant showed all of the Beauty and the Beast vibes, with atmospheric lighting and candelabras. In other areas of the restaurant, you can see it is bright, spacious and absolutely littered with fairy lights and foliage. 

No matter what you're after, the space and menu cater for it all - at a pleasantly affordable price!

Thanks to the Bethany and the Gusto team for having me, I'm pretty certain I'll be seeing you again soon!

leanne

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Disclaimer: I was kindly invited to try the menu here for free, however, all thoughts are unbiased and my own.
Just look at the food and tell me you wouldn't say the same.

Friday, 14 April 2017

FESTIVAL FASHION //

The second the sunshine appears, I'm stepping into wellies and counting down the days till Glastonbury. There's something about Summer weather - even in April - that gets me thinking about the festival season.

Festival fashion blogger - Yorkshire Park

Festival fashion with vintage shorts, wellies and tattoos

Festival fashion with vintage shorts, wellies and tattoos

I'm a huge fan of charity shopping and vintage fairs. These vintage Levi shorts (bought for £10 by the way - bargain) have seen me through many a Summer festival and are still going strong. They're super easy to wear in all weathers and ideal to go with a wide range of outfits, including my new beautiful Joules wellies.

I treated myself to these well in advance of the festivals this year. Joules offer a huge range of pretty and colourful waterproofs, including the more simplistic gloss black and yellow detailed pair I opted for. It's pretty much a given that rain will make an appearance - albeit short - at a UK festival so wellies for me as an absolute must.

Festival fashion with vintage shorts, wellies and tattoos

Joules wellies

Anthropologie headband - festival fashion accessory

Anthropologie headband - festival fashion accessory

 When dry shampoo just isn't enough at a festival sometimes, a headscarf or band is ideal to disguise it. This gorgeous floral number from Anthropologie was a present (from me, to me) last season and I absolutely adore it.

The ultimate goal is to invest in several of these accessories to match every outfit I wear and I won't ever have a bad hair day again.

Joules wellies - Otley Chevin

Festival fashion

It's safe to say my festival wardrobe is almost bigger than my actual wardrobe, which frankly, just means I'll have to show my Glasto spirit everywhere I go.

What is your festival fashion must-have?


leanne

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