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Bertram’s Restaurant wins at the World Luxury Restaurant Awards!

Global acclaim for Burnleys Luxury Brasserie!

Bertram’s Restaurant in Burnley, part of Crow Wood Leisure has received international recognition after being crowned Best Luxury Brasserie at the 2017 World Luxury Restaurant Awards.

The lavish award ceremony took place on the red carpet at the exquisite 5-star JW Marriott Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam where Bertram’s succeeded in seeing off competition from more than 1000 entrants from spectacular destinations as far afield as the Maldives and the United Arab Emirates. Setting the basis for industry standards worldwide, the World Luxury Restaurant Awards pride themselves on providing true recognition of luxury destinations around the globe.

Crow Wood Leisure Director Andrew Brown, said: “The event was truly fantastic and the level of competition was incredible, so we’re extremely proud to be flying the flag for Burnley and the North West and challenging people’s perceptions”.

“We have been working hard to deliver a genuinely world class experience and in doing so, we’re demonstrating that our area offers quality and sophistication”.

“When we opened Bertram’s & The Woodland Spa four years ago, it represented a big investment and a big risk, but we felt that we had the location, the staff and the experience to make it happen. We feel that confidence has been vindicated as Bertram’s has been recognised nationally and internationally.”

Chef Director Spencer Burge, said “It’s a tremendous achievement to win such an award after 4 years of trading and a true testimony to all the staff who have worked so hard. We pride ourselves on going above and beyond expectations, whilst listening to customer feedback and constantly trying to improve the diners experience. We are so very proud of the reputation gained along the way and would like to thank each and every customer who has visited and supported us over the past 4 years. We realise it is very important not to become complacent and remain committed to keep improving the business and making sure all our customers continue to enjoy Bertram’s Restaurant seven days a week”.

Since the £4.5 million investment in Bertram’s & The Woodland Spa in 2013, Crow Wood has doubled its number of staff to over 200, the business serves 7,000 covers per month and sales of £6.2 million last year.  The expansion of the Spa’s outdoor facilities was officially opened in 2016 following a further £750,000 investment. This has seen the opening of Bertram’s Terrace Bar including a fabulous outdoor fire pit, which is surrounded by comfortable sofas – perfect when relaxing with a cocktail!

The future sees Crow Wood venture into the world of Hotel and Conference facilities. The luxurious facility will have 78 additional rooms including sumptuous suites and inter-connecting rooms for flexibility. The hotel will also have a 300 seat function suite, bar, Italian restaurant and will be licensed to conduct wedding ceremonies. This £12 million investment is due for completion in 2018 and will allow spa guests further options to extend their stay overnight.

ABOUT CROW WOOD LEISURE
Crow Wood is a fitness and leisure concept set in 100 acres of unspoilt woodland in Burnley, Lancashire.  Crow Wood includes gymnasium, leisure pool, racquets and the Soccer Burnley complex. The private members fitness centre was established in 2001 with an investment of £10 million. Crow Wood employs over 200 people. The complex also includes the recent £4.5million development, The Woodland Spa and Bertram’s Restaurant.
www.crowwood.com
www.bertramsrestaurant.com
www.thewoodlandspa.com

 

TV’s “Come Dine With Me” Star – Polly Guy – Joins ASL Celebrity Chefs


Polly Guy grew up deep in the Norfolk countryside on a smallholding farm which was self-sufficient. Polly’s parents were both full time doctors in their own practice so at an early age Polly picked fresh fruit from the trees & vegetables from the garden and prepared supper learning how to make lovely apple jacks and pies. This hobby turned into a necessity given how busy her parents were but it soon became a passion.

Polly grows her own herbs & vegetables on her allotment (she’s even got her own tractor like she used to use as a child). She understands and promotes the health benefits of fruit & veg for healthy body and skin. Her daughter is a perfect example of how children will eat vegetables if they’re presented as part of an attractive meal using her own jazzy culinary ideas.

Polly studied cookery for 2 years at Norwich City College. Whilst studying she cooked for outside catering functions such as the Queens Jubilee, Newmarket Racecourse & the Princes trust.

Subsequently she worked in several restaurants including working with Michelin Star chef Aaron Patterson at Hambleton Hall, Rutland.

Polly had some time out of the industry & became a very successful glamour model.

See More Here!

https://www.chefjobsnw.co.uk/polly-guy/

 

The Most Expensive Chips In The World – With GoldSal 24 Kt. Gold flakes

Fleur de Sel & Gold

Atlantic Salt Flower with edible Gold flakes 24 Kt.

100% Natural sea salt, obtained through traditional methods, handcrafted from the Natural Parks of the Bay of Cádiz and mixed with Gold flakes 24 Kt. This Salt is the Most Luxurious in the World, becoming the gourmet salt par excellence full of flavour and elegance. Read More “The Most Expensive Chips In The World – With GoldSal 24 Kt. Gold flakes”

LOCAL MARMALADE MAKER CELEBRATES SUCCESS AS AN AWARD WINNER IN GLOBAL MARMALADE COMPETITION

Celebrity Food Historian, Seren Hollins is toasting her success having received a prestigious food award at the 12th World’s Original Marmalade Awards celebrations at Dalemain.  With record entries from around the globe, this Award proves that their marmalade really is world class.
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