Like good food? Like good conversation? That’ll rule you out of series-linking Come Dine With Me, then. But there is another way. The rather excellent Scousetro Club (run by sometime SS contributor and food blogger Sid Miller) celebrates all that’s good about dining out, Liverpool style, and offers us the chance to swap tales with new gastro friends while munching on monkfish tails and sipping a zesty pinot grigio.

Events follow a similar, successful course: Liverpool’s most exciting foodie venues are asked to lay on a bit of a spread: “We ask that the venue offers dishes that don’t normally exist on the restaurant’s menu, offering the diners a challenging and adventurous meal,” Sid says. “We want the opportunity for food lovers in Liverpool to experience diverse, interesting and different food in great local restaurants, and for those restaurants to show what they are all about and promote themselves to new customers.”

The next event is at the always excellent Malmaison – one of the city’s best hotel restaurants in our view – so if you’re hungry for a dining experience a little more wholesome than a quick Nando’s before Street Dance 2, Scousetro could be your just desserts. (sorry)

Scousetro, April 3
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