Nunsmere Hall to host the 2019 Cheshire Life Food & Drink Awards
PUBLISHED: 00:00 16 March 2019 | UPDATED: 11:50 27 June 2019
Nunsmere Hall is the delightful country house hotel that will be serving up a feast of delights at our 2019 Cheshire Life Food and Drink Awards
A glamorous occasion demands a stunning backdrop and for that reason the breathtaking country House Hotel Nunsmere Hall is the perfect venue for the 2019 Cheshire Life Food and Drink Awards on July 15th.
The family-run hotel nestles in the magical Delamere forest and matches its historic charms with timeless elegance seamlessly. It was built in around 1901 by Sir Aubrey Brocklebank, chairman of The Brocklebank Line, and his wife Lady Grace Brocklebank and for many years was a private residence, hosting glittering parties and gracious living for the elite of Edwardian society.
After Brocklebank's shipping business merged with the famous Cunard Company, Sir Aubrey focused on designing the landmark Atlantic liner, Queen Mary, and it is said that the beautiful lake that wraps itself around the hall was his design inspiration.
On the glittering night of the Cheshire Life Food and Drink Awards, guests will be able to immerse themselves in this wonderfully picturesque setting and of course enjoy the exceptional menu that will be devised by chef Mark Burke, who will be assisted by his talented brigade of chefs and front of house team.
Mark, who joined Nunsmere last July, previously worked for 11 years for Macdonald Hotels, cooking and mentoring young chefs at their flagship Manchester hotel before working at Hill Valley, Shropshire; Craxton Wood, Chester; The Lymm Hotel and the Portal at Tarporley.
'I'm very excited to be involved in the Cheshire Life Food and Drink Awards this year,' says Mark. 'It;s a great opportunity to show people what Nunsmere is all about. Not only how charming it is but also how good our food is.
'I love working in this old building. It has such charm and I like the way the modern food in our restaurant compliments this.'
Mark is already working on the menu that will be wowing guests and his peers in the hospitality industry but nothing will be revealed until the big night.
Around six chefs will be put through their paces to create a magnificent meal for the occasion and Mark is confident they will be able to overcome all the challenges they face when catering for a large number of people.
'I have just recruited a new team at Nunsmere,' he said. 'These are chefs I have worked with at other establishments and they are a very loyal and talented team.'
Lisa Robinson, the General Manager at Nunsmere Hall Hotel, said: 'We're very excited to be hosting Cheshire Life's prestigious Food and Drink awards at Nunsmere Hall Hotel on Monday 15th July 2019. This will be the 23rd year of the awards and we are delighted to be a part of it. We wish you all a great evening and good luck to all the nominees.'
Our panel of judges is already secretly visiting the region's restaurants and bars but we have also been taking your suggestions into account.
Our Family Dining and Outstanding Customer Service Awards have been designated as categories that will be decided by you and we have been busy studying your nominations.
As ever, this amazing event would not be possible without the businesses who have continued to support us and we are proud to announce that once again our headline sponsor for the event are Stephenson's.
Our other sponsors include Porsche Centre Chester, Tea from the Manor, Slingsby Gin, Hallgarten & Novum Wines, Total Foodservice, Growing @Field 28 and Mornflake.
For details of how to buy tickets or more information on our sponsors, go to foodawards.cheshirelife.co.uk
Nunsmere Hall Hotel, Tarporley Road, Northwich, CW8 2ES. 01606 889100, nunsmere.co.uk