After an amazing Westmorland Show, where over 25000 visitors braved the wind and the rain to support the annual event in Cumbria, here at Winder Hall Country House we’re gearing up to be a part of Taste Cumbria Food Festival once again. It was a stunning event last year, and one we were very proud to be a part of. Not only did we do the hog roast for the Gala Dinner, attended by John Torode, Antony Worrall Thompson and many more, we had a stand for the two days and sold out of our famous hog roast within a few hours, calling in fresh supplies urgently for the Sunday!
This year the organisers SK Events have once again done a fantastic job of promoting the festival, and we hope to see a great turn out over the weekend of 24th and 25th September. A fabulous line up of celebrity chefs including The Hairy Bikers, michelin starred Tom Kitchin, and many more will be demonstrating their culinary skills over the weekend. Last but not least, after his excellent and entertaining demo at Westmorland Show, Nick Lawler will be cheffing again at Taste Cumbria. I enjoyed being part of the preparation for the last show but wouldn’t mind NOT skinning the rabbits and de-feathering the pigeons this time. Never a dull moment at Winder Hall!
On the evening of Friday September 23, there will be a unique opportunity to sample the culinary skills of Cumbria’s world-class Michelin-starred chefs as they cook together for the very first time, creating a gourmet four-course meal. In the intimate surroundings of a pop-up secret restaurant in an unnamed (as yet) location, each of the four courses will be cooked by the following chefs, Simon Rogan, chef/proprietor of L’Enclume in Cartmel; David McLaughlin, head chef of Holbeck Ghyll, Mark Teasdale of Sharrow Bay and Daniel Grigg of The Samling. All very exciting!
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We also run a quarterly prize draw to win a night’s dinner, bed and breakfast at Winder Hall, so doto like us on Facebook and also visit the Taste Cumbria FB page!
Hope to see many old friends and plenty of new faces at this wonderful festival. Kate x