What could be better than starting off September in the Lake District and Cumbria celebrating British Lamb Week? This region, the home of some of the very best British lamb and arguably the most famous producing and rearing region in the whole of the UK. From fells, to pasture to miles of coastal farmland, taste is the key and it is why chefs up and down the country can’t get enough of this quintessentially Cumbrian product.
British lamb is even winning in most of the supermarkets now too over it’s an antipodean cousin New Zealand. Yes, New Zealand lamb is good but British lamb is right on our doorsteps and supporting British farmers is the key too, and well, let’s not even start on food miles.
Supporters for years of local produce the Langdale and Brimstone Hotels on the Langdale Estate, continue their appreciation of the quality of Cumbrian lamb along with many other of the first class food products coming out of the region now. Lamb can always be found on the menu in one way or another in the four restaurants on the estate.
At present enjoy BBQ’d marinated lamb cutlets at The Terrace Restaurant every Thursday during the summer on BBQ night (marinated in garlic, olive oil, herbs) or perhaps Cumbria’s version of salt marsh lamb from Morecambe Bay in the 2 AA rosette Purdey’s restaurant (roast saddle of lamb, sausage farce, braised baby gem, chantenay carrots, fondant potato, rosemary jus). Head over for a post fell walk version at Wainwright’s Inn in the form of their famous lamb shoulder (with mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and minted red wine sauce). It really is and it’s delicious confirmed by being on the menu 365 days a year.
Lamb is so tasty and versatile and so evocative of the Lake District. What better way to support Lake District and Cumbrian farmers and the field to fork ethos.
Guests at Brimstone, the new boutique hotel on the Langdale Estate can take advantage of the Host service. They’ll make a table reservation in any one of the restaurants for you. Visit http://brimstonehotel.co.uk for more details.