28th June

Anyone for Polo?

A great day was had at the Polo!

Our Head Chef Sean Sutton was honoured to be asked to cook for 180 people at the second annual Hospitality Action Northern Polo Day. Along with two other very talented Chefs, Andrew Nutter of Nutters Restaurant and Simon Shaw of El Gato Negro, they each cooked a course that delighted the foodie crowd.

Hospitality Action are a fantastic charity doing brilliant things for the people of our industry. Hospitality is a notoriously difficult industry to work in and the hours alone can take it’s toll on the strongest of people. But it’s also a rewarding industry. Very rewarding! Seeing happy customers, having a brilliant Wedding or someone having the best food experience they’ve ever tasted makes it all worth while.

Hospitality Action step in when things aren’t going so well for individuals so for us to be able to support them was a huge honour.

The menu at the Polo was SPECTACULAR! The always effervescent Andrew Nutter started us off with a beautiful Sea Bass dish which was so fresh and light, exactly what everyone wanted on a hot sunny day sat in a marquee!

Then it was Sean’s time to shine! Sean cooked a Beef Sirloin with Ox Cheek and shallots and it was incredible! How he managed to do that for 180 people all at once we will never know?!

Then Simon Shaw created a beautiful Lemon Meringue for dessert by which time we were all very satisfied and absolutely stuffed!

Then it was time for some Polo! None of us are particularly knowledgeable about Polo but you don’t need to be. It it fast paced, fun and easy to watch. The players are brilliantly talented and the Horses are unreal!

All in all we had a fantastic day and we’re hoping already that we’ll be asked back next year. They managed to raise a whopping £20,000 for the charity on the day and really that’s all that matters. The fact we had some incredible food and a glass of Champagne while watching the Polo is all just an added bonus!

To find out more about what Hospitality Action do take a look at their website https://www.hospitalityaction.org.uk/