Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Manchester International Festival & beyond

Things have been so busy, I've missed an entire month without blogging. And I'm well overdue in posting some recipes. You'll have to make do with the back catalogue for now as I'm meeting myself coming backwards just now :)

We had a record breaking weekend at The Beech Inn as we began a gloriously sunny July.  The Timothy Taylor's night followed by Chorlton Beer Festival got things off to a swinging start, ending with a scorching family fun Sunday along Beech Rd.  

Bunting, suncream and watermelon are my memories of the day. And we've had some lovely new summer dishes on the menu.

Buddha's Tapas
Sticky coconut rice & honey mango

The following week we moved Barbarella for the first time in over 6 months. I had sleepless nights about the prospect of moving her but it all turned out okay in the end. Got ourselves nicely ensconced in Albert square from last Friday until late on Sunday. We had an amazing time at what has turned out to be a great festival. 

Busier than we could have ever have imagined, lots of lovely feedback from customers and hopefully some new visitors back at The Beech.  We even got ourselves in the Evening News :)

And the weekend wouldn't be complete without my favourite ice cream from Ginger's Comfort Emporium, marmalade & brown toast!

I'm taking a well earned break next week, so Mark Lloyd will be the guest chef at The Hungry Gecko at The Beech Inn from next week, for ONE WEEK ONLY. He will be serving some of his own specials alongside some gecko favourites. Thursday 25th through to Sunday 28th July.