20 Apr 2011 No Comments
The Inn on the Lake at Glenridding hosted a Lakeside Luncheon for Cumbria Life earlier this month. The weather was glorious and the cherry trees were in full bloom, welcoming guests as they arrive.
It was a fantastic opportunity for Head Chef Frazer Souter to produce a wonderful Lakeland lunch for these discerning diners. It was great to see people come to the lunch from far and wide – a couple travelled from north of Stirling to stay in the Lakes and attend the luncheon – they loved it and plan to return again to stay at the Inn on the Lake.
Richard Eccles – Editor of Cumbria Life concluded “I can’t think of a better dining room view.”
The menu was accompanied by a different wine with each course, carefully selected by Stephen Wilcock, Master Sommelier for the Lake District Hotel Group and himself, General Manager of the Borrowdale Hotel.
Head Chef Frazer began by saying “We are fortunate to live in the breadbasket of England with so many free range meats and locally grown produce. We are now also landing seafood locally – catching it before it goes abroad.”
Duck egg with Grilled asparagus – eggs from Carlisle and the freshest new season asparagus – two weeks early this year. The other starter was Crab croquettes – locally caught and beautifully presented.
Main course of spring lamb was accompanied by the most delicious aubergine, tomato and goats cheese tian – I have never before had goats cheese with lamb – but it woks very well.
Frazer told us that there are over 15 different breeds of lamb farmed in the Lake District – this was certainly a very tasty one.
Fish lovers enjoyed the Sea Bream – caught from the Irish seas and landed at Millom.
Dessert was also delightful – a warm rhubarb and ginger crumble melted in the mouth and was followed by home made chocolates and coffee.
On September 14th, the Inn on the Lake will be playing host to a luncheon and fashion show from Maureen Cookson at Whalley. Last year tickets for this event sold very quickly – especially with an offer of a free place when you book a table of ten! For more details contact Lorraine on 017684 82444