Food news: Tuneful mixture on new music inspired drinks menu

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Music and cocktails have been mixed, shaken and stirred in an inventive new menu at The Old House in Sheffield city centre.

The bar’s new cocktails menu still features some old favourites, such as the creamy Toblerone short for which it is well known, but with a new twist.

Staff behind the bar star on the front of the menu to give it the look of a record sleeve..

And the drinks themselves are named with a nod to hits old and new, from Insane in the Membrane - a cherry-flavoured, dangerously drinkable concoction served in a skull’s head, to the creamy Hollaback Girl, akin to an alcoholic banana milkshake.

Sharers are served in quirky ways, such as the Smells Like G & Tea Spirit in a tea set.

The menu also comes with a new two for one section from 5pm- 9pm Monday to Thursday and all Friday.

Sheffield’s growing food scene is to be the subject of a second book showcasing the stories of independent businesses and their recipes.

Meze Publishing is now collating recipes for The Sheffield Cook Book: Second Helpings. The first edition, published in 2014, has sold more than 12,000 copies.

Sheffield’s own MasterChef 2016 finalist Stuart Archer and Great British Bake Off contestant Howard Middleton are to feature.

Howard, who has contributed a fruit crumble recipe with a touch of Chinese flavour, said: “We have become a richly diverse foodie city, with some fantastic local producers and a restaurant scene that’s inspired by different cultures and cuisines.”

The book is to be published in November.

To get involved can contactAnna Tebble on 0114 275 7709.

Restaurant takeaway service Deliveroo has celebrated one year of operating in Sheffield.

There are now over 50 restaurants signed up to the service, which has created 50 jobs for delivery riders. Riders have clocked up 120,000km in the year, and the most popular dish ordered is the Common Burger from the Common Room.