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28 March 2016
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Michelin trained Andrew steps up to the plate with his own restaurant
A protégé of Michelin starred chef Michael Caines in Chester is stepping up to
the plate at a centre of excellence for Welsh food.
North West Chef of The Year Andrew Sheridan from Liverpool worked alongside
Caines at the acclaimed Abode Hotel alongside Chester's Racecourse.
Andrew has now taken over as executive chef at Bodnant Welsh Food Centre in the
Conwy Valley, aiming to make its restaurant:- "the best in Wales." The centre has re-branded the restaurant as 'Andrew Sheridan at The Hayloft'
showcase his culinary expertise.
The high flying chef has won a host of top titles at 17 he was a semi finalist
in the BBC Young Chef of the Year and later won North West Chef of The Year,
while at his previous post he helped secure the Top Hotel Restaurant of the Year
award at the Food Awards Wales.
As executive chef at Bodnant he oversees the Hayloft restaurant, tea rooms,
bakery, cookery school and delicatessen, and as vowed to champion Welsh produce.
"I want Bodnant to be an amazing experience for food, and for the restaurant to
be the best in Wales. The centre has wonderful produce that is made on site;
cheese, butter and ice cream; as well having the butchery counter in the farm
shop, and all the fresh vegetables grown locally. So I've got the very best in
Welsh produce right at hand and I want to make the most of that. For me, a
successful kitchen is having a team that works well together and who are
constantly improving their skills and knowledge. The food is only as strong as
the team; that's why I want to make the food team here at Bodnant the very best.
I think people eat with their eyes and I want to ensure our customers experience
excellent food, whether it's a meal at the Hayloft, a snack in the tea rooms or
choosing something to eat at home from the farm shop's delicatessen counter. "
He now offers customers the opportunity to learn how to make dishes featured on
the seasonal Hayloft menu within the Bodnant Cookery School, as well as offering
other courses such as pasta making, desserts and Welsh meat and fish. Bodnant Welsh Food Centre operations director Conrad Jones said:- "Andrew is a
rising star of the culinary world and I am delighted that his name is on our
restaurant. He is very focussed on ensuring that Bodnant showcases the best of
Welsh produce in all aspects of our operation, and so helping us move on to the
next stage of our development as a business. Diners can expect gourmet food and
exquisitely designed dishes that have been carefully planned and refined by
Andrew. The elegant surroundings of The Hayloft set the scene for exquisite food
with exciting flavour combinations, carefully prepared and beautifully
presented. Andrew's seasonal menu is rooted in the exceptional producers of this
beautiful region, allowing Andrew and his team to offer you exquisite food in
his own distinctive style. Our new menu now includes the Amazing Graze lunch
option customers can choose up to 5 courses for lunch. The dishes are smaller
versions of the dishes on the a la carte menu. There are no rules in terms of
starter, main and dessert so you can choose to eat three desserts if you wish."
The award winning centre, based in the 18th Century renovated Furnace Farm, is
also home to a farm shop, tea room, wine shop, cookery school and farmhouse
accommodation. Its dairy produces award winning cheese, butter and ice creams.
Statement from Liverpool's Faith Leaders and Representatives on the
Brussels Terrorism attacks
"THIS is a statement we have put out on our Facebook, YouTube and
Twitter accounts following the terrorist attacks in
Brussels from Liverpool Faith Leaders and
Representatives on the Merseyside
Council of Faiths. As leaders and representatives
of faith communities in Merseyside, we join with people of faith across the
world in condemning the attacks in Brussels. The explosions at Zaventem
International Airport and the Maelbeek Metro Station were directed
indiscriminately against groups of innocent people of all faiths and backgrounds. Terrorism seeks
to destroy our lives of peaceful coexistence and disrupt the functioning of
society. All the faith communities in Merseyside stand united in our desire for
peace and justice for all humanity, and we disassociate ourselves from
perpetrators who claim they act in the name of religion. Within our different
communities we pray for all those affected by the attacks, and those who
care for the injured and the bereaved, and we commit to work together
against those who seek to harm."
The Rt Revd Paul Bayes
The Most Revd Malcolm McMahon
(Archbishop of Liverpool)
The Revd Dr Sheryl Anderson
(Chair of Methodist District)
Mr Galib Khan (Abdullah Quilliam Mosque)
Rabbi Daniel Lieberman
Rabbi Martin van den Bergh
The Revd Jacky Embry
Moderator of the Mersey Synod)
Co-signed by the Merseyside
Council of Faiths:-
Dr Shiv Pande
(Chair – Hindu)
Mr B Levene (Jewish)
The Revd Dr Crispin Pailing
Mr Z Chaudhry (Muslim)
Mrs I Hall
Mr H Singh Sohal (Sikh)
Mr M Khan (Muslim)
Ms K Gogden (Buddhist)
Mrs M Saleh (Muslim)
Mr P Lodge
Mr D Coleman (Jewish)
Professor E Harris
Mr B Levene (Jewish)
Dr M Thompson
Rev Canon C Dowdle
Dr J Vithlani (Hindu)
Ms A Merry
Mr C Schroder (Ba'hai)
Mr U Russell (Christian)
Mrs N Daniel
TLRS to host viewing of a film called:- "Rails of the
South" Photograph by Jim Ford
THE Tramway and Light Railway Society (TLRS) Merseyside Branch will be hosting a
viewing of a film by TLRS Member, Jim Ford. The footage will have take the
audience on a journey visiting both heavy and light railways from Southport to
Cape Horn via Italy, Spain, North Africa, the Atlantic islands and South
America, concluding, with a ride along the Ferrocarril Austral Fueguino, the
fabled:- "Railway at the End of the World." the event takes place on Monday, 18
April 2016, in the Conference Room, of at:- The Greenbank Sports Academy,
Greenbank Lane, Liverpool, from 7.30pm. Refreshments served during the interval.
To attend you will have to pay £2 per head. For more information go to:-
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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May
Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons
having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian
May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late
of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport,
Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to
send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned
Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate
will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests
of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High
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