Posts tagged with 'maritime dining room'
The festive season is nearly upon us. Food galore, drinks flowing, exchanging gifts and spending time with your nearest and dearest… Who doesn’t love this time of year? For many though, the thought of having to cook Christmas dinner can be stress-inducing to say the least. To help you out, we’ve asked our Head Chef – James Behan – to share his top ten tips for that perfect Christmas roast…
1.Start the preparation early
For a stress-free Christmas day, preparation is key. ‘Fail to prepare, prepare to fail’ as the kitchen saying goes. This can start weeks before by making the Christmas pudding, Christmas cake, cranberry sauce and chutneys; all of which get better with time.
Most of the time-consuming preparation should take place on Christmas Eve. I always cook the gammon and prepare the vegatables and stuffing the day before. It’s a perfect chance to spend time with the family and get everyone involved with the cooking, and will make for a more relaxing Christmas day. Trust me!
2. Early bites
Instead of serving starters at the table, I do nibbles and canapés to start as people are arriving. It’s much more informal and allows you time to concentrate on cooking the dinner itself. As we all know, the last hour is when it all comes together.
I like to serve smoked salmon and horseradish crostini, duck liver and spiced cherry chutney en croute – and of course, a glass of champagne to drink. Read more…
21 July 2016 by Lisa Middleton
National Museums Liverpool is up for the Best Customer Focused Business accolade at the City of Liverpool Business Awards tonight.
The annual Awards are a celebration of the thriving business community across the city region and this is the first time we’ve been up for an award. Read more…
11 March 2016 by Ann-Marie
It’s British Pie Week this week and we are joining in the celebration of the humble pie in our cafes at National Museums Liverpool. It is not just a staple dish eaten around the world but has become a national dish that embodies all things heart-warming about great comfort food.
Some of our favourite pie facts include:
1. Pies originated in Egypt Read more…
Mother’s Day is just round the corner. The shops are full of gift ideas but they’re not terribly inspiring or original.
The woman who gave us life, blew our noses, read us stories and waved us off to that music festival with a determined smile but unmistakable look of fear behind the eyes (…just me?), deserves something special.
So we’ve come up with a few ways to spoil your mum this year and because all mums are different we’ve tried to think of something for everyone…
23 February 2016 by Ann-Marie
We love Global Scouse Day at National Museums Liverpool. It’s a great opportunity to highlight the fabulous home-made Scouse that is enjoyed in our Museums, and the people that create our tasty version of this local culinary tradition. James Behan, Sous Chef at National Museums Liverpool, is a Scouse enthusiast and ambassador although technically an honorary Scouser as he was born down South.
When he was growing up in London, he recalls the food from his childhood was more likely to be pie and mash or jellied eels! He told us;
“Before moving to Liverpool I thought the word ‘Scouse’ only referred to an accent rather than food! Read more…
10 February 2016 by Stacey
Valentine’s Day is a time when couples try to search out that perfect place to dine with their loved one, or that unique gift to express their appreciation for their other half.
Tim Eccles, Duty Manager at the Maritime Dining Room, can certainly help with the first dilemma.
Tucked away on the top floor of the Maritime Museum, with enviable views over the picturesque Albert Dock and stunning Liverpool Waterfront, the Maritime Dining Room offers delicious regional food made in-house by our talented team of award winning chefs. A romantic and beautiful setting, it is the perfect place to escape from the busy city centre and enjoy delicious food with great company. Read more…
Our team love helping all our brides and grooms to have a truly special and unique wedding day. We were delighted to hear from Hannah and Gary Bolton who had a perfect wedding reception at our Merseyside Maritime Museum. Read more…
14 November 2014 by Stacey
Like many people, this summer and autumn we were all hooked on the Great British Bake Off. The series may be over for another year, but we were all very excited in our head office when our talented team of chefs at the Maritime Dining Room gave us the chance to try our hands at being Bake Off judges ourselves, by sampling some of the cookies and cakes that they serve up for visitors. We’re always happy for an excuse to turn on the kettle and drink lots of tea but with a mini hamper of cookies, millionaires shortbread, carrot cake and chocolate fudge cake to sample, this time we had a true business reason to brew up and tuck in. Read more…