Fun Fayre - for Lancashire HotShot
Thursday, 4th August 2011
Twelve’s young chef joins Lancashire Hotshots
Seaside fun has inspired the menu of Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board’s (LBTB’s) next Lancashire HotShot, 22 years old Graham Lloyd. Graham, Sous Chef at Michelin Bib Gourmand and Taste Lancashire Highest Quality Assured restaurant Twelve, will take over the kitchen on Wednesday 24th August as part of the tourist board’s prestigious young chef initiative.
Graham Lloyd, has been working at Twelve for the last four years and trained at Blackpool & The Fylde College. Along with his parents and younger sister, Graham was part of a travelling circus until the age of 10, and has drawn on his childhood experiences to create a menu featuring treats such as savory popcorn canapés and fairground attraction desserts with toffee apples and marshmallows.
He said: “I’m really pleased to be taking part in the Lancashire Hotshots programme, it’s a great opportunity to lead the team and create a special menu for the evening.
“I’ve been working at Twelve for the last four years and I’ve learned a lot working alongside Paul Moss and Caroline Upton. I always knew I wanted a career in catering when we made apple crumble at school and by the time I’d got home, I’d finished it off!”
Graham’s HotShot menu will be available on Wednesday August 24th from 6.30pm at a cost of £20 per person. To book call Twelve Restaurant & Lounge Bar on 01253 821212. Early booking is advised for this show-stopping menu.
Graham’s Lancashire HotShot Menu
Carpaccio of Beetroot
goats cheese mousse, pine nuts, balsamic reduction
Ham Hock Terrine
spiced pineapple, fried quail’s egg
Braised Daube of Beef
red wine sauce, truffle mash, wild mushroom, baby onion
Fillet of Plaice
herb risotto, panache of summer vegetables
selection of fairground desserts
Lancashire cheese board
fruit chutney, biscuits
The Lancashire HotShots programme was developed by Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board to help raise the profile of new talent working in the Lancashire food industry. It provides young chefs with the opportunity to take over the running of their restaurant for one night – under the watchful eye of their mentor Head Chef or Chef/Patron.
This non-competitive environment allows the Lancashire HotShot to create their own menu and members of the public the chance to be amongst the first to spot a culinary rising star!
Look out for announcements regarding upcoming events on visitlancashire.com
Media enquiries: Anna Izza, Communications Executive, Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist
Board For more information about Twelve Restaurant & Lounge Bar, and Twelve Event Managementcontact ICG PR. Tel 01772 679383. Julie Hackett, Denise Dawson, Paula Holden. firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 07973 196 787.