Cheshire eateries and their local suppliers are celebrating British Food Fortnight, 22 September through to 7 October. We’ve selected a few of the sensational menus on offer.
L-R Venison at The Pheasant Inn; Gin Twists at The Fishpool; Pudding Plank at Bear’s Paw and Sticky Beef Cheek at the Palm Court
The Pheasant Inn – Tattenhall
To commemorate one of their favourite fortnights in the culinary calendar, Head Chef at the The AA-Rosette winning The Pheasant Inn has developed a 3-course menu to demonstrate the quality and scope of the best ingredients their local suppliers have to offer. With seafood sourced from Welfish of Fleetwood in Lancashire, ham from Cumbria and ice-cream from Cheshire Ice-cream Farm, the team at The Pheasant make efforts to keep their food miles as low as possible.
From £18.95pp, the menu includes steamed Menai mussels in Appleshed cider; herb-crusted venison loin with kale, squash and Collier’s Welsh cheddar gratin; and caramelised Bramley apple mousse.
The Fishpool Inn – Delamere
The Fishpool Inn is an award-winning gastro inn set on the edge of leafy Delamere Forest. Home to an open fronted kitchen, guests can enjoy the performance of the chef’s preparing the finest, locally sourced ingredients. A popular dish at the Fishpool is the traditionally handcrafted British steak and ale pie, made with the best Cheshire beef. Other dishes demonstrate the wealth of amazing British cuisine, such as the Welsh Valley lamb, the Atlantic cod and the Riding’s Reserve steak.
To mark the start of British Food Fortnight, The Fishpool has created an exciting trio of Gin Twists, highlighting Liverpool’s flavoured Whitley Neill Gin, to choose from; a Rhubarb and Ginger Mule, a Raspberry Garden and Blood Orange Paluma.
The Bear’s Paw – Warmingham
This luxury country hotel and restaurant takes pride in their wholesome, home-cooked food which has been recognised with an AA dining award. The menus are crafted around the freshest and most seasonal produce available from local farms and trawlers. No cheese travels further than 30 miles with Burland Green and Kinnerton Ash being key favourites.
Returning once again for British Food Fortnight is the exceedingly indulgent and popular Patriotic Pudding Plank. Featuring the finest puds created by Brits, the £14.95 sharing platter includes: banoffee pie, bread & butter pudding, sherry trifle, Bakewell tart, and strawberries & cream ice cream.
Palm Court Restaurant, Bar & Piano Lounge – Chester
The new Palm Court Restaurant, Bar & Piano Lounge is the new restaurant for the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa, which offers the highest-quality dining experience.
With a strong focus on British cuisine, Palm Court offers a traditional Sunday Carvery, with all meat and poultry raised and sourced in Britain from Williams of Flint, Goosnargh and Stanley Jones. All fresh produce is locally sourced from Wellocks in Lancashire, and the menu features a selection of British cheeses including from Coronation Street’s Sean Wilson Saddleworth Cheese.
The Palm Court’s special one-off set menu showcases seasonal, locally grown produce.The £32pp menu includes leek and potato soup served with Welsh rarebit; sticky beef cheek served with onions, kale and potato wedges; followed by a decadent apple crumble served with clotted cream ice-cream and blackberry cremeux.
All dishes created in celebration of British Food Fortnight are available from 22 September for a limited period.