Posts tagged with 'food and drink'
19 September 2013 by Stacey
We’ve been getting preparations underway here at Lady Lever Art Gallery cafe for this weekend’s Port Sunlight Festival. It’s a very significant anniversary this year as the village is 125 years young and there’s a whole host of traditional entertainment going on from vintage cars to Edwardian street theatre. We’re getting quite excited already. Read more…
3 September 2013 by Stacey
With the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival coming up this weekend, here’s a blog from Helen Baxter our Restaurant Manager at the Maritime Dining Rooms:
‘This week at the Maritime Dining Rooms we’ve been getting ourselves ready for the Food and Drink Festival at Sefton Park this weekend. Our team of chefs have been putting the finishing touches to our range of homemade condiments for you to sample and stock up on. Read more…
22 August 2013 by Stacey
Here’s a post from Ben Sheeran our Head Chef:
‘With Liverpool International Music Festival just around the corner I’m getting quite excited. I’m starting to plan and prepare the marinades for our August bank holiday weekend barbeque too which we are holding to coincide with the festival.
Although I can’t go and watch the bands myself, I’ll be working this weekend, I may actually have the best vantage point for the waterfront stages. As head chef for the museums my kitchen is situated on the 4th floor of the Maritime Museum just behind the Maritime Dining Rooms. As such I have one of the best views of the waterfront looking out towards the Three Graces. Most people I know are quite enviable of the views I enjoy on a daily basis. They certainly help inspire me with my recipes too. Read more…
16 March 2012 by Lucy
Tomorrow is one of my favourite days of the year (except for Christmas and Derby Day). It’s St Patrick’s Day, and if you’re not in Ireland, Liverpool really is one of the best places to celebrate.
The early 19th Century saw half a million Irish people settle in the city, and the country’s music and culture has thrived here ever since. So much so, that we have our own Irish Festival, which takes place in October each year. Read more…
12 October 2010 by stepheng
I was a very picky eater until I was 17 but all mysteriously changed when we moved house and my appetite gradually improved.
Now there are just three things I won’t eat – tripe, brawn or butterbeans.
These boys’ appetites were helped by working hard in the sea air – great remedies for feeling out of sorts. Even this grub – disgusting as it may now seem – was probably wolfed down with relish.
Both were former warships – one powered by sail and the other by steam – before becoming the training ship Indefatigable, a familiar sight on the Mersey for more than 75 years. Read more…
11 March 2010 by davidl
Mother’s Day is this Sunday and there’s nothing nicer than going out for a scrumptious meal in a stunning setting, so why not treat your mum to a delicious lunch at the Maritime Dining Rooms? There’s a special offer of four courses with tea and coffee for just £17.95. Visit our website to see the enticing menu in full.
3 February 2010 by davidl
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your beloved than a romantic meal at the Michelin Guide 2010 listed Maritime Dining Rooms?
Enjoy a delicious Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea for two with a bottle of Astoria Lounge Prosecco for only £25. This special offer is only available on Sunday 14 February - see the afternoon tea page for the full menu.
The full Sunday lunch menu and children’s menu will still be available alongside the fresh new Spring menu. Booking is advisable: to book or for enquiries please call the Maritime Dining Rooms on 0151 478 4056.
Located on the fourth floor of the Grade I-listed Merseyside Maritime Museum, the Maritime Dining Rooms offers stunning views over the city. Executive chef Nigel Paul Smith’s menu celebrates British and local produce, combining classic flavours with modern presentation. Read more…
21 December 2009 by stepheng
I enjoy cooking and this weekend helped prepare a traditional Christmas meal for six at Lowlands, the Victorian mansion in Liverpool where I am a trustee.
You do not need a great deal of space to cook a good meal – I once went on a French submarine for breakfast and was amazed at the tiny galley. They dished up their own Gallic version of black puddings.
Good food is very important at sea both to seafarers and passengers and this is even more so over Christmas for those who find themselves away from traditional family gatherings. Read more…
15 December 2009 by Karen
As a vegetarian I always think it’s strange that some people assume that I don’t eat Christmas dinner. As long as the potatoes aren’t cooked in animal fat and the stuffing doesn’t include meat there’s no reason why veggies wouldn’t have spuds, stuffing and all of the other veg along with something meat-free. It might be a stereotype but really like nut roast.
Whatever your dietary persuasion I’m sure you’ll find something useful in the Christmas dinner tips page I’ve just put live on our main site. Our Executive chef, Nigel Smith, spills the beans on how a professional cooks for his family on Christmas day. Actually, a lot of the preparations are the day before leaving you time to enjoy the big day rather than doing battle in the kitchen. There’s also a handy pdf for you to print off and consult at home. Simples! Read more…
14 September 2009 by Karen
Yesterday at the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival we ran a prize draw to win a three course lunch for four people and afternoon tea for two to celebrate the recent launch of the Maritime Dining Rooms. The winners were Mr C Ragan (first prize) and Ms B Lemp (second prize). Well done – we’ll be contacting you in writing.