Hat-trick of honours for Ribble Valley restaurant
Leading the way promoting Lancashire as a must-visit food destination, the team at La Locanda in Gisburn were beyond thrilled to achieve not one, but THREE honours in one week!
La Locanda’s first WIN for the ‘Hospitality Business’ award at the Ribble Valley Business Awards 2023, held last week at the Mytton Fold Hotel. Star businesses across the Ribble Valley gathered together and shone brightly at the incredible awards ceremony sponsored by East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. Attended by Nigel Evans MP, Andrew Stephenson MP, award finalists, judges and award category sponsors.
The Ospitalita’ Italiana Award is a well-respected certification that highlights the best Italian restaurants around the world, to protect Italian cuisine and preserve its history, culture, quality and authenticity. La Locanda are delighted to have been given this certification once again for 2023 (in fact they have been annual recipients since 2010!).
And last but not least receiving the certificate of achievement for ‘Very High-Quality Food 2023’ from the trusted Hardens Guide, for the UK’s 3,000 most notable restaurants. Rated by real reviews through Harden’s own annual national diner’s poll.
La Locanda chef and chief proprietor, Maurizio Bocchi said “The Ribble Valley Business award was the cherry on the cake (La ciliegina sulla torta)! Here at La Locanda we are committed to grow and be recognised as the BEST fine-dining Italian restaurant destination in Lancashire. Promising to offer a truly Italian meal that gives a flavour of the culture, heritage, tradition and hospitality of the place we are so proud to call our home.”
Highly regarded. Serving the ‘best Italian food outside Italy’ – La Locanda is the UK’s most awarded Italian restaurant outside of London. Highly regarded for its commitment to slow food, sourcing the best quality local produce and specialising in pure, authentic Italian cuisine.
Taste Ambassador. Chef Maurizio also represents the Lancashire region as ‘Taste Ambassador’ for Marketing Lancashire, joining a stellar line-up of the county’s most celebrated chefs. A highlight for Maurizio being an invite by Sir Lyndsay Hoyle to The House of Commons, London as part of a delegation to represent the county’s finest food and drink producers for Lancashire Day.