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The Orangery restaurant at The Spa Hotel is host to a number of special gourmet evenings this year. The experienced Orangery team are joined by special vineyard hosts, experts in harmonising fine wine with the delicious food. The evenings are themed and the first of 2018 took place in February, celebrating Chinese New Year with Asian cuisine. Plans are in place for further events throughout 2018.

The next generation of Michelin-starred chefs are set to be inspired by the launch of an exciting new competition, hosted by Blackburn College and in partnership with top chefs Nigel Haworth and Paul Heathcote MBE. The ‘Reg Johnson Young Chef Schools Competition’ celebrates the late Reg Johnson’s legacy of encouraging talent and innovation within the Hospitality industry and aims to encourage young chefs to consider a future within the catering and hospitality industry.

Calling all cheese lovers! Lime Bar Penwortham has launched an afternoon tea with a difference. The bar has launched Preston’s first ever cheese afternoon tea, the cheese feast will come with a glass of house wine. Lime has also launched a bottomless brunch and its new healthy guilt free menu.

Huntleys Country Store is proud to announce the grand opening of its restaurant. Last month the venue held an opening evening for its newly refurbished restaurant which was a great success, guests enjoyed fizz and canapés and a prize draw with all donations going to Heartbeat charity.

James’ Places Group – which owns Holmes Mill and a number of pubs and inns throughout the county – has reported a record-breaking climax to 2017. Shoppers and revellers were happy to splash out to support local food and drink producers. During December establishments sold 16,927 pints of beer in the Bowland Beer Hall, 17,675 glasses of fizz, 8,703 bottles of Bowland Ales, 15,047 gin and tonics, and 2,119 Roy Porters pork pies.

San Marco at Much Hoole is planning a third expansion of its site because of increased customer demand. The restaurant has submitted plans to South Ribble Council to build an extension to its dining area and enlarge the bar space. The restaurant is part of the San Marco Group which also includes the Italian Orchard in Broughton, Angelo’s in Preston and Pinocchio’s in Walton-le-Dale.

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