Mark Needham, General Manager of The Midland introduces us to a drink with a history of humble beginnings but which, recently, has been brought right up to date to enjoy something of a renaissance around the world. Continue reading “The Midland Get Creative with Rum – the new star on the drinks scene”
Celebrating Chocolate Week
Lancaster House Head Chef, Damien, has put together a special Chocolate Week three-course menu and, as promised, here is the recipe for the Starter of the trio – Pan-Fried King Prawns with Chocolate, Chilli Tomato Chutney.
For twelve consecutive years the UK has celebrated Chocolate Week to magnifying the nation’s favourite flavour and put a spotlight on innovative new recipes and food combinations. From 10th – 16th October there will be a flood of events and an explosion of chocolate treats trickling out from north, south, east and west.
You may remember that earlier in the year we shared the story of the GoHerdwick Calvert Trust Art Trail – 60 life-sized fibreglass models of Herwick ewes grazing out along the 555 Bus Route from Kendal to Keswick. The realisation of this inspiring project has certainly given locals and visitors to the area amusement and delight over the summer months.
The Lake District is one step closer to World Heritage Site recognition after receiving an important UNESCO delegation that had the opportunity to see first-hand the magnificent cultural landscape in which we live and work.
I’m sure it is no accident that National Cake Week comes when Bake Off is moving into Quarter Finals and the whole nation has gone cake crazy. The team at Lancaster House have had a week of intense competition – sieving, creaming, folding in, rising, dusting, dredging and perhaps one or two soggy bottoms along the way. Now, however, they can reveal their star baker! Continue reading “National Cake Week: Lancaster House Bake-Off”
It’s amazing what you can create from a few roots, berries and peel. Nine botanicals and a lot of research, experimentation and hard work produced this gold medal winning, internationally acclaimed Gin.
Waterhead’s Gin of the Month started at its namesake address and the character of the gin was formed by adding a little here and reducing a little there. Nine months of gestation and Portobello Road No 171 was born.