Food Bites!

Tuck into our page of Food Bites that brings you the latest news on our restaurants, rural country inns, chefs and local artisan producers who all make the Ribble Valley a region of outstanding gastronomy

Contemporary Chinese restaurant Tattu in Manchester has launched its latest autumn/winter menu including three seasonal sharing menus for Christmas. Featuring 15 new dishes from dim sum to dessert, it is described as the restaurant’s ‘most progressive’ menu to date. Alongside the new dishes, Tattu has also created a new cocktail list inspired by the food menu, designed to complement each dish.

Congratulations to Preston based Clegg’s Chilled Food Service which has been shortlisted at the Food Awards England 2017 in the Wholesaler of the Year category. The awards celebrate the talented individuals and businesses dedicated to constantly delivering high-quality dishes, produce and supplies to ensure impeccable service to their customers.

Bowland Brewery has added a knockout new beer to its core range. Boxer, a straw coloured blonde with gooseberry flavours, is the latest real ale from the Clitheroe-based craft brewery. It lines up on the bar alongside other core beers from Bowland including Hen Harrier, Pheasant Plucker, Bowland Gold and Buster IPA. Boxer will be available all year round.

The Cartford Inn, the Clog and Billycock, Eagle and Child, the Freemasons, the Millstone at Mellor and the Spread Eagle Inn have all made it to the finals of the Marketing Lancashire Tourism Awards in the Best Lancashire Pub Award, along with the Aspinall Arms achieving a finalist place in the Dog Friendly Award category. The winners will be announced on 9th November.

The world’s biggest coffee morning was held with events staged over the UK to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The total so far stands at just over £15.5 million. However money is still coming in and being counted! A great achievement to everyone who took part in the Ribble Valley!

Northcote chef Nigel Haworth is celebrating 18 years of his gastronomic event Obsession by inviting 21 world class chefs with 16 Michelin stars between them to cook at the luxury boutique hotel. The culinary occasion will take place over 18 nights from 18th January to 4th February 2018 and sees chefs travelling from diverse countries including India, Russia, Japan, Mexico and the UK.

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