There’s no better time stay at Grasmere’s luxury Lake District hotel, The Forest Side than in February, where the historic property will be hosting a special dinner series, ‘Forest Side’s February Feasts’. The hotel will be welcoming a range of Michelin-starred chefs spanning England and the Nordics, from Alchemilla’s Alex Bond (5th February) – who will be setting the series in motion with his experimental plant-based cuisine – to Simon Martin (11th February), chef owner of Mana, the first Michelin-starred restaurant since 1977.
Throughout the series, guests will delight in an array of exquisite six-course tasting menus (inclusive of snacks and a glass of Champagne Delamotte), each dedicated to the chef’s signature dishes and style.
Other guest chefs include Denmark’s Paul Proffitt (19th February), head chef to the two Michelin starred Henne Kirkeby Kro, whose seasonal-led, farmland and garden-inspired style of cuisine aligns with that of Forest Side, The Angel at Hetton’s Michael Wignall (25th February) – whose contemporary gastropub was awarded a Michelin star within just 12 months of opening – and Kenny Atkinson (26th February), owner of Newcastle’s sole Michelin-starred restaurant, House of Tides.
Head chef of Forest Side’s Michelin-starred, four AA Rosette restaurant, Paul Leonard said: ‘I’m incredibly excited to be welcoming such a brilliant line-up of chefs to The Forest Side’s kitchens. This year’s Michelin guide rightly recognised a lot of exciting talent, particularly amongst our neighbours in the north of the UK, so it’s fantastic to have the opportunity to be working alongside some of Europe’s best chefs.’ Leonard joined Forest Side in 2019, having worked with Marcus Wareing, Andrew Fairlie, enjoying the use of landscape-driven local produce and The Forest Side’s acre of kitchen garden.
5 February – 2y February 2020
Forest Side Hotel, Keswick Road, Grasmere, Ambleside LA22 9RN
Prices start from £349 for dinner, bed and breakfast for two. Dinner includes a six-course tasting menu with snacks and a glass of Delamotte Champagne. Book via theforestside.com