Happy New Year from all of us at Losehill House! Join us as we look back on 2016, starting with all the delicious offerings from the kitchens...
Brill, halibut and peppercorn steak - what a way to start a new year!
The Goosnargh Guinea Fowl in the middle was our February highlight. However, we wouldn't say no to the BBQ sirloin, or the rump and oxtail either.
Darren and his team got creative in March with an oxcheek and celeriac lasagne, topped with smoked Wensleydale and parsley.
Spring came, and brought gorgeous colours and fresh vegetables with it. Spring also came with a delicious vegetarian dish with BBQ English asparagus and soft poached eggs.
The famed pickled mackerel with chilled sorrel soup, kohlrabi and apple... oh, take us back!
September saw the Orangery put on a Beef Wellington Wedding (yes, please!) and a seatrout tartare with poached egg yolk.
As the Autumn leaves fell in Hope Valley we enjoyed a different kind of spag bol - oxtail ragout with salsify, girolles and old Winchester. We also enjoyed copious amounts of Cabrito goat, so much so that October was nicknamed Goatober on Darren's Instagram.
Hearty meat dishes and a mouthwatering butter roasted halibut with a Arbroath smokie stew; November, you weren't so bad!
We ended the year in style with Herdwick lamb, salmon with smoked mussels and some more Cabrito goat meat, because you can never have enough goat.
As you may have noticed, Summer is suspiciously absent... Keep your eyes peeled for our next 'Best of 2016' blog, in which we take a look at this year's thrilling adventure - Grafene!