We have been celebrating with Elaine Tiscornia the last 16 years of her working life at Lindeth Howe. Elaine retired on Saturday 29th November 2014. We had a great celebration with a glass of bubbly and presented her with her gift. I am sure you will all join me in wishing Elaine all the very best in her retirement and we will miss her, but I am sure she will keep in touch.
Sensationnel, we have just had so much fun. Our budding radio presenters Clare, Adrian and myself have just done a sterling job on Lakeland Radio. Great competition with a fabulous prize of Dinner for 2 here at Lindeth Howe.
John Pye from Lakeland Radio tasted a selection of treats from our delightful dinner menu including Beetroot Mousse, Vegetable Escabeche, Watercress. Treacle Cured Salmon, Garlic Butter Milk, Radish, Cucumber. Cartmel Valley Seared Venison Haunch, Red Cabbage, Root Vegetables, Goats Cheese Mash, Anise Jus. Pumpkin Tart, Cinnamon Shortbread, Hazelnuts, Brown Butter Ice Cream.
The competition question is “Name one book Beatrix Potter wrote and illustrated at Lindeth Howe?” The winner is Adrian Preston naming both books Timmy Tiptoes and Pigling Bland. Well done Adrian.
We will be posting photos of the event soon.
We are getting quite excited Adrian and I are looking forward to chatting with Lakeland Radio later. We are going to be tasting the menu talking about the hotel and also giving away Dinner for 2 as part of the competition live on the radio by just answering a question! Listen in between 11am and 1pm as we will be offering a very special offer for all listeners!
Good Morning All,
I have returned to work from my maternity leave today and the hotel and gardens are looking spectacular. It feels like we are going to have a lovely week so it would be lovely to see you.
Over the past few months the hotel has been busy and we have new menus recently throughout including Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Teas, Light Bites, Room Service, Dinner, and Wine List which I look forward to tasting over the next couple of weeks.
Its all exciting here at Lindeth Howe and I am looking forward to seeing you soon.
Cupcakes at Lindeth Howe
Filling Cases with Cake!
Beatrix Potter cupcakes, inspired by the favourite food treats of her characters, will be popping up at the hotel during National Cupcake Week and filling lots of cases.
Our talented team of chefs in the 2AA red rosette kitchen have devised fantastic flavours for little cakey treats that will make the mouth water. All are taken from the hints given in the pages of Miss Potter’s Tales, two of which she penned and illustrated from the property.
Cupcakes available from September 15-21, to celebrate National Cupcake Week, will be themed to suit the palates of Peter Rabbit (carrot cake), Squirrel Nutkin (hazelnut), Mrs Tittlemouse (cherry and almond) and Pigling Bland (chocolate and peppermint).
As The Tale of Pigling Bland was written at Lindeth Howe, the hotel expects the chocolate and peppermint cupcakes to be its best seller, particularly amongst departing guests wishing to pop some in their case. The little pig, Pigling Bland, was rather fond of peppermints and was sent off to market with eight conversation peppermints wrapped in paper that carried ‘appropriate moral sentiments’.
All four flavours will be sold in the hotel and on the menu for residents and non-residents dropping in for coffee or afternoon tea. They will also be on offer as a take-out treat, for anyone wishing to order and pick them up to take home. The cupcakes will cost £1.75 each or £2.50 gift boxed.
We are thrilled to bits to announce Sunil and Nickeisha are proud parents and the safe arrival of Nickel Burke who was born on 9th January 2014 at 12.11am weighing 6lb 11oz. Both Nickeisha and Nickel are doing fine. We wish them all the very best at this wonderful time and I am sure Sadiki will make a fabulous big brother.
Many congratulations to the family and I am sure you will all agree Nickel looks just like his father!!
Sensationnel, we have been really busy refurbishing and upgrading some of our bathrooms at the hotel over the past few weeks. We have finished nine bathrooms and changed our ground floor disabled bathroom into a beautiful new wet room and we are really proud of all the work which has been completed.
Its all looking fresh and fabulous here. David and Jamie Parkinson the decorators are working extremely well and nearly completed ready for the Christmas decorations due to go up on 2nd December. We will complete the staircase whilst the hotel is closed in the first week of January.
All the historical pictures have been mounted and framed and hung on the walls and it certainly brings a new look into the hotel.