Lancaster House: A deep-rooted love of Autumnal Fayre

Lancaster House general manager and Food & Wine lover Tim Bell, tells us why this Autumn should taste extra special this year.

Horticulturaly speaking, it’s been a pretty good year so far. The spring was mild and relatively frost-free, the summer heralded some great periods of warm, unbroken sunshine, and here now, as the leaves slowly turn into their annual shade of gold, we’ve enjoyed a sublime autumn. The net result of this continual run of fine weather is an autumnal harvest of un-paralleled quality for the Great British Crop.

So, what should we be looking out for on our home-grown Supermarket shelves this month, and what are some of the best dishes to celebrate the depth of flavours in this year’s offerings? Continue reading “Lancaster House: A deep-rooted love of Autumnal Fayre”

Gluten Free Menu at The Midland, Morecambe

If you have a food intolerance or specific dietary requirements, it can make travelling a trial; especially if you are giving control of food preparation to someone you’ve never met. At worst, it can render you ill and unable to enjoy your holiday or cause you to miss an important business meeting or conference.

Here at English Lakes, the importance of getting it right for guests with specific dietary requirements has been championed by our Commercial Director, David Neale, who himself is Coeliac.

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Junior Travellers Review: Café Del Lago

Calling all junior travellers, Charlie and Alfie our new children’s hotel inspectors are planning trips and adventures around Lancashire and the Lake District over the coming months. They will be reviewing all things English Lakes Hotels and checking out many of the local attractions and experiences. Next on the list…

Café Del Lago

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Outside on the terrace

Last time we reviewed our fabulous stay at Lancaster House Hotel, however this time we have decided to review somewhere for all the Junior Diners and this place came highly recommended by many of our friends at School.

Café Del Lago, is an Italian style Bistro which is part of the Low Wood Club at Low Wood Bay. This time, we decided also to take our older brother and sister, Matthew and Alex so we could review our meal as a family. Continue reading “Junior Travellers Review: Café Del Lago”

Recipe: Kitchen garden roast beetroot and curd cheese salad

iStock_000009175134Large-MWe have a small veg patch at The Wild Boar which Laura has been lovingly tending to. This year the beetroot has been extremely good. We planted a one of the most popular varieties of beetroot called Boltardy and harvested them when they were the size of golf balls. Bolt-resistant, this variety of beet can be sown earlier than many other varieties and as long as it’s under cloche protection it can be sown as soon as the soil warms up at the start of the year.

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Recipe: Lemon Mousse and Berry Compote with Biscuits

Lancaster House Head Chef, Damien Ng.
Lancaster House Head Chef, Damien Ng.

Lancaster House Head Chef, Damien Ng, shows us how to make a simple, but tasty summer dessert.

With the temperatures finally warming up, and the increased availability of fresh, summer fruit now upon us, we find ourselves turning more to lighter, chilled desserts to tempt our palette. With this in mind, here’s an incredibly easy and quick-to-make pudding that the whole family should enjoy which celebrates the arrival of summer. It’s so easy; you can even get the kids involved without the risk of a ‘Kitchen Nightmare’.

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Recipe: Diet Friendly Smoked Haddock and Prawn Risotto

Stefan Milanec, Low Wood Bay Head Chef
Stefan Milanec, Low Wood Bay Head Chef

As part of our series of monthly recipes from the chefs at English Lakes, Stefan Milanec, Head Chef at Low Wood Bay has shared with us this super healthy recipe for a quick and easy seafood risotto dish.

Haddock is a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals and is low in fat so is diet friendly. When combined with prawns there is just the most wonderful taste which makes you want to cook this over and over again. This can also be made in a larger portion and served with warm crusty bread as a main course – delicious!

Smoked Haddock and Prawn Risotto

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A Delicious Homemade Spring Dessert: Hazelnut Panna Cotta

Head Chef, Michael Wilson
Head Chef, Michael Wilson

Easter is upon us, and this month we have already shared a chocolaty Easter recipe – perfect for the kids. So now here is a chocolate inspired recipe for the adults from Michael Wilson, head chef at The Midland.

Hazelnut Panna Cotta

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