Glamorous Ladies Day raises £2,153 for Blood Bikes Cumbria
Yesterday, the Inn on the Lake played host to a fabulous Royal Ascot Ladies Race Day (Thursday 22nd June), all in aid of our charity of the year, Blood Bikes Cumbria. This is our fourth consecutive year for holding this event, and each year just gets more and more glamorous.
74 lovely ladies and 1 charming gentleman attended, filling the hotel with fancy hats and glitzy dresses, ready to enjoy a flutter on the horses, with some of the guests travelling from as far as the Cayman Islands, Liverpool and many from Cumbria.
Guests were greeted with glasses of bubbly and canapés in the Orangery, which were enjoyed whilst fun money donations were made and bets were placed. Ladies then made their way to the AA 2 Rosette Lake View restaurant for a live television transmission of the Royal Ascot Race Day on giant screens provided by Fluid Productions from Keswick. Local singer Glen Anderson entertained in between races, as a superb 3 course Royal Ascot lunch was enjoyed by all, enhanced with beautiful flower decorations supplied by Evergreens of Keswick.
Rod Wickham, Rider & Liaison Officer for Blood Bikes Cumbria commented, “I would like to thank the Inn on the Lake for hosting such an amazing day. It was great to see so many ladies enjoying themselves and at the same time raising such a huge amount money for Blood Bikes Cumbria.”
The day raised a total of £2,153 for Blood Bikes Cumbria, with £10 from each ticket sale going to the charity, as well as raffle ticket sales and donations for fun money.
Generously donated by Inn on the Lake, LCR Systems, Evergreens Florist, Caterite, Out of Eden, Ullswater Steamers, Appleby Golf Club, Heaton’s, Jennings Brewery, H&H Reeds Printers, Grapevine, Richard Hayworth Ltd, Gilchrist & Soames UK Ltd, Pioneer Foods, Ribble Farm, Coniston Corporate, Eden Valley Meats, and Farrer’s Tea & Coffee.
This popular event books up fast, so keep an eye out for next year’s date (Thursday 21st June) and book early – 017684 82444
The following menu was available on the day, prepared by our Head Chef, Lee Stainthorpe
Cocktail & Summer Canapés
Local Smoked Duck with Crispy Duck Egg
served with brioche, fresh asparagus & Hollandaise sauce
Fresh Smoked Salmon Cannelloni
cream cheese with chives, lemon balm, gin infused compressed cucumber jelly
Heirloom Beetroot Carpaccio
served with Grasmere gingerbread, goats cheese, horseradish cream with dill
Oven Roasted local Chicken Breast
bubble & squeak croquet, puree of squash, caramelised sweet onion, accompanied with a tarragon Jus
North Atlantic Line Caught Cod Loin
poached fresh asparagus, celeriac puree, char grilled cep
Local Cumbrian Lamb Rump
petit pois ala françois, carrot puree, accompanied with redcurrant jus
Open Lasagne of Ricotta
cashew nut, sun blushed tomato & grilled asparagus
Fresh Strawberry & Champagne Posset
strawberry mille feuille & champagne sorbet
Honey roast Peach & White Chocolate Shard
with marzipan & pistachio
Dark Valrhona Chocolate Tart
raspberry sorbet, warmed raspberries & micro basil
Tea or Coffee with petit fours