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Delicious Lean Chicken Curry

            Healthy and tasty….. Its that time of the year again, when we will all be thinking about our Summer wardrobes and with the warmer Spring days only just around the corner, our health also comes into view _ our body shape _  figures _being the main focus as we de-robe a few of those Winter jumpers!! So with that thought in mind I would like to share one of my favorite lean recipes which I serve up at least once a week to my... Read More


Refreshing Summer cocktails

                    Cool refreshment……… Summer is here at last and with it comes that chance to get outside and relax and entertain in your very own garden. Barbecues are infamously popular nowadays but what about the drinks? Cool delicious cocktails, ones to impress your friends and family with and it goes without saying to spoil yourself too, for a refreshing exciting drink to quench your thirst with that added extra naughty kick! There are lots of trendy new cocktails out there to... Read More

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The Gent Visits Ann et Vin for Champagne Tasting

The Gent is back in his anonymous series chronicling his exploits around Newark’s finest wining & dining establishments for a take on what you can do for that special evening out. This time out I visited the Ann et Vin wine bar for an evening of connoisseur Champagne & Sparkling Wine tasting. As always I was accompanied by my trusty sidekicks Henry and Vicki. We even brought along an extra special guest this time in the big boss, Sarah, and it definitely wasn’t only so that she would foot the... Read More


Perfect Pimms!

                    When you are in need of refreshment!   Summers here at last and with it comes that’s chance for eating and drinking alfresco, one of our favorite Summertime beverages here at Shirtsleeves is a delicious fruity glass of Pimms. Thirst quenching but still with a slight punch to relax you after a hard days work or play. Don’t panic when you have that bank holiday barbecue all arranged or an afternoon or evening with friends and family for any occasion,... Read More


The Gent About Town – The Ram Bar & Brasserie

Shirt Sleeves is starting a new series on our Blog where I, The Gent, will visit various establishments around Newark which we think you will really appreciate and enjoy to provide a review of what you can expect to find. Hopefully they will be places which you will relish visiting and can even wear your newest outfit from Shirt Sleeves out to. So without further much ado here is our first installment in which I visited Newark’s newest Bar & Restaurant – The Ram with a couple of my closest... Read More