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Charcuterie Company Gets Slice Of The Action With Godfather Of Modern Cooking

An independent charcuterie business from Penge in South East London has teamed up with the godfather of modern cooking to supply his chain of restaurants with a range of specialised salamis.

Giuseppe Perinelli and his wife Becky Owens, who founded their business Perinelli Salami in 2017, will now provide their ‘Classic’ and Fennel salamis and Coppa to Marco Pierre White’s Bardolino, New York Italian and Steakhouse chain of restaurants.

Under an endorsement deal through Marco Pierre White and the chef’s Black and White Hospitality business, the product range will go to market with new branding under the name of Perinelli and Mr White’s Salami Co.

Originally from Rome, Giuseppe’s passion for the Italian culinary favourite was born in his father’s home village Acuto – about 60km south of the eternal city - where he and his family would cure pigs ready for the winter.

His love of creating delicious cured meats has now driven the charismatic Italian to set up his…


Doubletree By Hilton To Open New Birmingham Hotel

Work to transform one of Birmingham's best-known hotels is well underway.

Comprising an investment of £25 million, the former Royal Angus hotel, that's located in the Snow Hill area of the city, is being refurbished into a 186-bedroom, four-star, DoubleTree by Hilton.

Adjacent to St Chad's Queensway (A4400), the well-known and popular venue, which was also a Thistle Hotel until it closed just over a year ago, is expected to open in the Autumn 2019, providing the city with much needed quality accommodation for both business and leisure visitors.

The first DoubleTree by Hilton in Birmingham, it will include two Marco Pierre White branded concepts including a Mr White's English Chophouse restaurant and Marconi Coffee Shop.

Part of the refurbishment includes the addition of two extra floors as well as a rooftop terrace and is, according to the team behind the work, indicative of the city's popularity for both business and leisure guests and demand for high-end hotel…