Marc Sanders Head Chef at The Wild Boar Grill & Smokehouse
As most of our followers have a keen interest in food and many are accomplished cooks, I hope the Chefs of English Lakes can help inspire you to be even more creative and try new recipe ideas.
When we run our smoking courses in conjunction with Jo and Georgina from Smoky Jo’s, the hot Smoked Salmon is always one of the first things our ‘students’ get to taste. A great introduction to smoking food for the first time which can be done without having to buy expensive equipment; just use an old biscuit tin or a deep metal tray with a cooling rack covered with tin foil. We use a Cameron stove top smoker which can easily be purchased from good garden centres or online. It is very important that the sawdust you use for smoking food does not contain any oil that may have come from a chainsaw. Oak is one of the most popular sawdust’s used for smoking. Continue reading
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Head chef Andy Caulfield at Waterhead has produced a full menu of more than 40 dishes that are inspired by the county’s extensive food heritage, but with an innovative contemporary twist.
A trio of famous Lakeland fell-bred Herdwick lamb
Andy and his team use familiar tastes in unconventional ways to create exciting new dishes. Starters such as ‘sticky toffee duck leg’ combine flavours of the famous pudding with a juicy confit duck leg. Mains include a trio of the famous Lakeland fell-bred Herdwick lamb – including a mouth-watering roast rack, rump and herb crusted braised shoulder.
Sweet-tooths are also catered for with desserts such as a Kendal mint cake flavoured trifle, Grasmere gingerbread cheesecake, a Cumbrian sharing fondue, and Cumberland Rum Nicky – one of the area’s oldest known desserts dating back to the East Indies trading routes.
Waterhead Fish & Chips
Cumbria has a fantastically rich history and heritage for its food, thanks in large part to the intrepid 18th Century sea-faring traders. The trade that passed through Whitehaven saw an influx of exotic spices, rum, fruits and molasses which gave birth to a range of favourite foods.
The new hyper-local menu is a blend of that rich history and the great contemporary products, all given an innovative twist by the chefs in our kitchen to create a truly stunning menu that will make Cumbria and the Lake District proud.
The Waterhead at Ambleside has recently introduced a whole new concept of dining, Bar & Grill at Waterhead. Previously the Bay Bar & Restaurant, the Waterhead now offers an extensive all day menu served between 11.30am and 7pm, and then an evening a la carte menu from 7pm until 9.30pm.
Bar & Grill at Waterhead offers a bright, modern setting in which to enjoy anything from a classic Afternoon Tea to a selection of steaks cooked exactly to your liking from the grill menu. Bar & Grill at Waterhead has the perfect garden terrace to enjoy the views of the lake and the historic steamers dropping passengers off at the pier opposite.
The concept of Bar & Grill is inspired by the wealth of fresh Cumbrian produce that is available right on our doorstep, mixed with comfortable interiors, good beers and wines and attentive, but not intrusive service.
Bar & Grill is offering 50% off all grill items throughout October (available Sunday-Thursday only, grill menu available 7pm until 9.30pm), for example, 8oz fillet steak is usually £25, and will be £12.50 for the duration of the offer. Booking is essential and you must quote the offer on booking.
Perfect for all occasions from an in intimate dinner for 2 to a hearty family Sunday lunch, please call 015394 30708 to make your reservation today.