ALL STAR WEEKEND

Lancashire Life - - SPA REVIEW - COM­PILED BY: Alisha Davis by David & Julie Peeks of Ar­ti­san Food­works of Burscough

Six renowned chefs who to­gether boast a col­lec­tion of Miche­lin stars are set to de­scend on Cum­bria to de­liver a weekend of fine din­ing, all for char­ity. The culi­nary stars will take over the kitchens of the lux­ury Abbey House Ho­tel and Gar­dens in Bar­row for the an­nual Lake Dis­trict Farm­ers’ Fundraiser.

The Lake Dis­trict Farm­ers Armstrong Fam­ily Char­i­ta­ble Trust was es­tab­lished in mem­ory of lo­cal busi­ness­man and philanthro­pist, Ray Armstrong, af­ter he died of cancer in April 2013. Since then, the char­ity has distribute­d more than £250,000 to good causes.

The celebrity chefs at the event will be Phillip Howard, An­gela Hart­nett, Clare Smyth, Brett Graham, Adam By­att and Cum­bria’s own Tom Barnes, who is chef­pa­tron of Ro­gan & Co in Cart­mel.

Abbey House Ho­tel and Gar­dens’ general man­ager, John Hor­ton, said he was thrilled the ho­tel was once again the venue for the event, which is on Fe­bru­ary 15 and 16. He added: ‘This will be the third year we have sup­ported the Lake Dis­trict Farm­ers event by pro­vid­ing our ban­quet­ing fa­cil­i­ties, kitchens and staff free of charge and I must say it is a de­light to be sup­port­ing such a worth­while lo­cal cause and char­ity.’

Some of the menu op­tions over the weekend will in­clude Herd­wick lamb rack, na­tive lob­ster wrapped in mush­rooms and a salted caramel custard tart. Money raised from the weekend will be fun­nelled into the LDF Armstrong Fam­ily Char­i­ta­ble Trust, which through its monthly grant do­na­tions will con­tinue to pro­vide help and sup­port to peo­ple most in need across Cum­bria. A Lytham res­tau­rant has been short­listed in a na­tional award.

Olive Tree Brasserie, on Dic­conson Ter­race, Lytham has been named as a fi­nal­ist amongst the Ca­sual Din­ing Res­tau­rant and Pub Awards 2019.

Owner and di­rec­tor of the Greek/mediter­ranean brand, Dean Wil­son said: “I’m really proud to have created a brand, menus and an at­mos­phere that peo­ple want to re­turn to time and time again, along­side my team.’

Abbey House Ho­tel, the venue for the Lake Dis­trict Farm­ers fundraiser

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