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Taste Lancashire: First Event of 2013

Posted on - 16th January, 2013 - 3:13pm | Author - | Posted in - Food & Drink, Restaurants

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Wednesday 30 January will see the first Taste Lancashire Produce Event of 2013 taking place at The Villa, Wrea Green, just outside Preston.

Head Chef Matthew Johnson will feature local producer Pugh’s Piglets of Garstang who have been rearing pigs for over 45 years and whose skill and knowledge is second to none.

On his menu is Pugh’s Piglets porchetta medallions, with potato Anna layered with black pudding with roasted parsnip, poached rhubarb, sautéed sprout leafs and cider veloute. Or you can have lentil hotpot if you don’t like pork.

This is one of Marketing Lancashire’s Taste Lancashire Produce dining events, in partnership with some of the county’s finest restaurants. Diners enjoy a locally sourced, three course meal for £20 and get to meet and hear from one of the rural producers who has contributed to the special Taste Lancashire menu.

The Villa can be found in the picturesque village of Wrea Green, It was originally an impressive 19th Century residence. Reopened in May 2010 following extensive refurbishment it boasts 31 luxuriously appointed bedrooms and a Taste Lancashire Quality Assured restaurant.

Matthew Johnson has held the position of Head Chef since 2010 and previously worked at Ribby Hall, The Devonshire Arms at Bolton Abbey and in restaurants in Melbourne, Australia.

Bookings for The Villa’s Taste Lancashire Produce evening, 30 January 2013
Contact: 01772 804040. Early booking is advised.

Taste Lancashire Produce evenings are part of a programme to raise the profile of Lancashire produce., Marketing Lancashire has developed and promoted a series of these . The restaurants and producers benefit directly from the income generated by consumers attending these events and through the creation, sourcing and celebration of these special Lancashire menus.

Marketing Lancashire is the new name for Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board. Taste Lancashire is funded by Defra’s Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE).

For more information about other Taste Lancashire events go to www.visitlancashire.com/taste

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