Derbyshire

A Food Festival Weekend

This bank holiday you won't be short of quality events to attend in Derbyshire! We want to draw attention to two fantastic foodie events on over the weekend.

Tideswell Food Festival

Tideswell's annual food festival is making an appearance this year on Saturday 2nd May from 10am - 4pm. There will be over sixty stall and displays, as well as various talks, entertainment and demonstrations.

 
 

Taste Tideswell say, "There will be music from Tideswell Band and Tideswell Singers, dance and spectacle from Ripley Garters Morris Dancers, and something different for the children from Madame Zucchini’s vegetable entertainment. The donkey rides are back, and Flossy Teacake is going to host a craft demonstration."

See here for the day's schedule and for more information.

The Great British Food Festival

This year, The Great British Food Festival is back at Hardwick Hall, from Saturday 2nd May until Monday 4th May.

 
 

Visit Peak District say, "The recipe for the weekend, well take over 80 top local and artisan producers, a big serving of stunning hot food, add a dash of real ale and wine bars, kids cookery lessons and lots of children’s activities, top chef demos from the likes of Great British Bake Off finalists Howard Middleton, Luis Troyano and Master Chefs Luke Owen, stir in a cake competition and the popular Men V’s Food, with lashings of excellent live music and mix together to make a lovely foodie family day out."

Find out more information here or book tickets here.

Spring Dishes from Our Kitchen

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From left to right, top to bottom.

1. Kid Goat Stuffed with Spinach and Mushrooms with Beetroot Terrine and Spring Vegetables.

2. Halibut, Geoduck Clam Chowder, Asparagus Samphire and Parsley Purée

3. Cauliflower ‘Polonaise’ 

4. Monkfish with Parsley, Samphire, Wild Garlic Chicken Wing Kiev and Wild Garlic Gnocchi 

5. Rose Veal Rump Shin with Osso Buco Sauce, Parsley Quinoa, Onion Top Purée, Heritage Carrots & Red Mustard Leaves

6. Halibut with Parsley Sauce, Wild Garlic Gnocchi and Chicken Wing Kiev

7. Turbot with Violet Potatoes, Asparagus and Potted Shrimp

8. Venison, Kale, Watercress, Cocoa Nib, Salsify, Beetroot and Pearled Barley

9. Chicken with Crispy Skin, Wild Garlic, Celeriac and Smoked Wensleydale Gnocchi

News from the Visit Peak District Tourism Conference 2015

This month saw the official tourist board Visit Peak District & Derbyshire’s 2015 Tourism Conference & Exhibition at High Peak Borough Council’s Pavilion Gardens in Buxton. This aptly fell during English Tourism Week.

The event was attended by more than 150 delegates and saw speakers including Satyan Joshi, (Senior Travel Industry Manager at Google UK Ltd), Wendy Hain (Director of Membership East Midlands Chamber) and Adrian Farmer (DVMWHS Heritage Coordinator) take to the stage to give presentations.

Paul Roden, Chairman of Visit Peak District & Derbyshire, speaking at the conference.

Paul Roden, Chairman of Visit Peak District & Derbyshire, speaking at the conference.

At Losehill House we're proud to be a part of the Peak District and to promote and encourage interest in all the National Park has to offer. We currently hold the Peak District Environmental Quality Mark which is recognition of our efforts to use local produce and services where possible. You can read more about this here.

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Recent Dishes This Winter

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Top Left: Halibut with Kale Mussel Broth and Purple Potato Dumplings.

Top Middle: Ribeye and Oxtail with Ox Cheek and Potato Terrine.

Top Right: Goose with Roasted Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts.

Bottom Left: Rose Veal Rump, Osso Buco, Gremolata Wafer, Parsley and Beetroot.

Bottom Middle: Venison with Salsify, Cocoa, Watercress and Celeriac Risotto.

Bottom Right: Oxtail with Horseradish Ice Cream, Watercress Pearls and Oxtail Consommé.

Peak District & Derbyshire Visitor Guide

Visit Peak District have put together the 2015 Peak District & Derbyshire Visitor's Guide, which can be ordered for free on their website here.

If you're planning a visit to the Peak District, or live close by and want to make the most of what Derbyshire has to offer, do order a copy to find out exactly what there is to enjoy.

 
 
From wild moorlands, through limestone dales, bustling market towns and pretty villages to the city life of Derby, the Peak District and Derbyshire is an area of amazing variety and contrast.

Whether you’re visiting for the day, the weekend or taking a longer break, come and explore the breathtaking scenery, absorb our history and heritage, or simply relax in one of the most beautiful and diverse parts of England.
— Visit Peak District

Recent Dishes from Our Kitchen

With our à la carte menu changing daily, we always have a good selection of food photos to share! Each evening we have a selection of around 6 dishes to choose from for each course, with vegetarian options available. We also try our best to cater for any special dietary requirements. Here we've put together a selection of dishes that have featured in our Orangery Restaurant recently.

The dishes are as follows (ordered top left to top right, bottom left to bottom right):

Bass, cauliflower risotto, charred and pickled cucumber and Borage flowers with parsley purée

Bass, purple cauliflower 'risotto', potted shrimp and samphire

BBQ'd sirloin, oxtail galette and onion with Old Winchester and nasturtium

Courgettes, girolles, onion and goats curd

Cutlet and BBQ'd shoulder of goat meat, courgette purée, girolles, yellison goats curd and broad beans

Hake, squid ink chips, samphire and parsley

 

 

 

 

Social Offers

Did you know that we offer special discounts to our friends on Twitter and Facebook? All of our Twitter followers receive both 20% off spa treatments and 20% off a bottle of wine when they visit us. Facebook fans who check-in on Facebook when they arrive at Losehill House will receive 20% off a bottle of wine and a free room upgrade if possible! 

We regularly post great offers on our social profiles, so do join us and be sure to say hello!

You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

Discover Great Days Out

When visiting the Peak District for the first time, it can be a bit daunting knowing where to start when planning your break here - there are so many fantastic things to do that it can be hard to choose.

A great way to plan your visit is to use the Peak Explorer app which is a comprehensive visitor guide detailing hundreds of things to see and do, towns & villages, attractions, outdoor activities, places to eat, shopping and Derbyshire’s famous well dressings. You can download the app for iOS and Android here.

To get an idea of the sort of activities you can enjoy while staying in the Peak District, take a look at our Pinterest board.