Love of Local Ingredients at the Heart of Historic Hall's Popular Menus

Peterborough, United Kingdom (PressExposure) March 04, 2011 -- Lee Osborne, Karen Wagg and Emma Jones, from Holmewood Hall, near Peterborough, will be at the South Lincs Food Show at Springfields, Spalding on March 23rd to source new and exciting ingredients for the venue's spring and summer menus.

Holmewood Hall is a busy venue and is used by between 300 and 400 conference delegates every week, with a number of weddings and conferences already in the diary for dates as far ahead as summer 2013.

The Hall's chef, Lee Osborne, joined the team last year and has already brought his love of local and seasonal produce to the menus on offer.

He said: "The South Lincs Food Show will be a great opportunity for us to source some new suppliers and to see the seasonal ingredients on offer.

"This area is well-known for a variety of locally-grown produce and I enjoy using them in my dishes."

As well as getting inspiration from the South Lincs Food Show, Lee is taking part in a 50-mile food challenge as part of the Oundle Festival of Literature; part of the extensive programme for this festival is the Literary Quiz Night, which is sponsored by Holmewood Hall.

The challenge sees chefs create a dish using ingredients sourced from within 50 miles of Oundle, and Lee has entered his specially-created recipe of lamb steaks with a herb crust and sweet potato fondants.

Karen Wagg, Conference Manager for Holmewood Hall, said: "We're proud to support local suppliers, farmers and producers.

"It is important to us that we showcase the best of what our local area has to offer, and Lee's menus are always very popular with visitors so we want to continue that success."

Holmewood Hall's menus use a range of local fruit, vegetables, dairy products and meat and recent conference offerings have included Chicken a la King and Thai Green Chicken Curry.

Holmewood Hall is a thriving conference and events venue, set in 14 acres in Holme, near Peterborough. It was built for the distinguished Wells family, who inherited the manor of Holme in 1752.

About Holmewood Hall

The Oundle Festival of Literature takes place from March 12 to 20. The 50-mile cookery challenge is part of How Green is Our Oundle day on Sunday 13.

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Press Release Submitted On: March 11, 2011 at 12:10 pm
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