Based in the beautifully picturesque village of Ripponden, Hito is a modern tapas bar and restaurant serving fresh, authentic Spanish cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner at weekends, and for dinner from Wednesday through Friday, the founders believe in combining some of the best produce that Spain has to offer with the wonderful charm and welcome of Yorkshire. The result is a beautifully modern yet relaxed restaurant, perfect for all occasions. It’s the kind of place where I feel like you could dress up for a special occasion or dress down for a relaxed family meal – after a lovely walk along a nearby canal we opted for the latter and were made to feel welcome from the moment we stepped inside.
If like me you’re food obsessed but need an activity to occupy you between meals then look no further! I booked this class as a Christmas present to my mum, as I thought it would be something fun for us to do together. In all honestly I didn’t know what to expect.. for all I knew it could’ve just been a time filler between breakfast and lunch! How wrong I was though – it was an incredible experience and one I’ll be repeating in the future for sure!
“The best way to explore the world is via your stomach” was the line that the wonderfully in-character Phileas Fogg announced to us at the start of our supper club adventure, and I couldn’t agree more! What better way to discover a country and all it has to offer than through the food it has to offer, from tiny little street food carts to the most luxurious fine-dining restaurants?
In a City where you can get every type of food your heart desires, from the most luxurious fine dining experiences at world-famous hotels to tiny little street food stalls churning out grilled cheese toasties faster than you can say ‘raclette’ it can be so difficult to find the best restaurants, and to allow smaller, less renowned eateries to pass under the radar while sub-par places take all of the limelight.
Bottomless chocolate brunch – were more beautiful words ever spoken!?
Okay before you get too excited, like most ‘bottomless brunches’, it is the drinks (and not the food!) that’s bottomless – can you imagine having bottomless chocolate!? That said, their drinks do include an array of the most heavenly hot chocolates in every flavour you could dream of. And for a very reasonable £20, you can get two dishes, a side and unlimited amounts of their delightful hot chocolate creations, plus teas, coffees and other soft drinks.. or for an extra £15 you can get bottomless prosecco too – though unsurprisingly I opted for the former option – there’s only so much liquid I can drink in two hours and you can bet every millilitre of it was going to be chocolate-based!
I mean.. it can buy cookies and that’s kind of the same thing, right!? Ok no seriously..