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Coming up at Creake Abbey Cafe & Food Hall

We’ve a packed events programme lined up in the run up to Christmas here at Creake Abbey Cafe & Food Hall. On top of our monthly quiz night, jazz and steak nights, local duo Ed and Laura will be entertaining us at our Christmas party nights, on 12th and 19th December. Check out the party night menus on our events page. 

Click here to visit our events pages for more information and how to book. 

 

 

May we present our programme of food workshops and demonstrations for the Festive Season. 

All the sessions start at 6.30 pm and booking is essential. All are available as gift vouchers. Call us on 01328 730 399 (option 2) or drop into the Food Hall and ask for Tom or Lisa.   

 

gorgonzola5 December    Sherry, Port and cheese tasting. 

An enjoyable seriously light-hearted evening helping you to select your Christmas cheese board with our World Cheese Awards Judge Peter Bone, and to discover some wonderful wines to accompany the cheese with Amy Harrison from Le Marche du Quartier at London’s Borough Market. The evening starts at 6.30 pm, and costs £25 per person.  There will be plenty to eat and drink.

 

Workshops with Head Butcher, Lisa Scothern  

11 December –  Curing and smoking bacon: £65 pp   6.30pm

Cure your own bacon and then take it home.  The evening includes a tour of the Creake Abbey Smokehouse, and a 2 course dinner.  Later you can have your bacon smoked and sliced. The cost includes your meal and drinks as well as 2kg of bacon to take home with you which can be vacuum packed in smaller amounts all with a shelf life to take you through the Christmas and New Year.

 

Copyright Jake Sugden Photography

Copyright Jake Sugden Photography

22 December – Prepare your own three bird roast.  £10*  6.30pm

Lisa will show you how to bone and prepare the birds ready for the oven to take home for your Christmas meal. The evening starts at 6.30pm. £10 per person *plus the cost of your birds (which you can discuss with us when booking). Places limited so booking is essential. Refreshments included. Call us to talk to Lisa about ordering your birds.

 

lisa29 December – Pate and terrine making   £45     6.30 pm

Lisa will offer her top tips on how to use up Christmas leftovers and demonstrate how to make chicken liver parfait. Make your own ham hock terrine to take home. Ample refreshments served. Places limited so booking is essential.

30 December – Sausage and burger making    £45     6.30pm.

Lisa will share the secrets of her award winning (and gluten free) sausages and burgers. Watch the demonstration and then make your own to take home. Plenty of festive refreshments. Places limited so booking is essential.

 

Private parties and functions

high teaDid you know you can hire our Cafe exclusively for private functions, whether it’s a special birthday, anniversary, wedding or Christmas party large or small. Our Cafe can seat up to 60 people and our experienced front of house team and talented chefs will work with you to make your event really special. We’ll tailor the menu to suit your requirements from an afternoon tea or buffet to three course dinner.

Contact our events manager Victoria for more information on 01328730399 or bookings@creakeabbeycafe.com

 

Christmas is coming to our Food Hall!

Jake Sugden Photography

Jake Sugden Photography

 

 

Look out for our Christmas butchery, smokehouse and deli order forms, available very soon, along with gifts for foodies, our range of hampers (from £25) and much more! 

 

 

 

 

Go wild at Creake Abbey!

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Bullfinch by Oliver Reville

We are delighted to be working with The One Stop Nature Shop to supply binoculars and a telescope permanently to the Café for spotting the myriad birdlife over the meadows outside theCafe. All Cafe customers will have free access to two pairs of Viking Navilux binoculars and one telescope. Ask the Café staff for more details.

Any customer with a receipt from the Café and Food Hall will be entitled to a special discount on the Viking Navilux Binocular, at £99 saving £30. Come and visit their stand in front of the grain store on market days or take your receipt to The One Stop Nature Shop at Burnham Deepdale (just 5 miles away)

 

Here’s what The One Stop Nature Shop suggest you might spot here at Creake Abbey this season:

Look out for barn owls and little owls, red kites and merlins. Check hedgerows for bullfinches, redwing and fieldfare and of course listen out and keep and eye out for pink-footed geese.

From November to February wintering birds may include snipe, curlew, oystercatchers and the lesser redpoll.

Geese in a pink sky by Andy Allard

Geese in a pink sky by Andy Allard

 

Product of the Month: Norfolk Horn lamb with Creake Abbey damson jam

 

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Our butchery is now stocking free range Norfolk Horn lamb, a traditional British breed and one of the oldest sheep breeds in the country. The meat is full of flavour and a natural sweetness. Try it with our own homemade damson jam, made with fruits from Creake Abbey, part of our range of Creake Abbey Cafe & Food Hall jams made in our kitchens using local fruits. 

 

Sample late autumn a la carte menu

 

Our a la carte menu is served on Friday and Saturday evenings  from April until the end of October and for some special events. 

Starters

  • Pressed ham hock and Merguez sausage terrine with apple and marrow chutney £5.95
  • Pumpkin and sage soup with Moroccan spiced butter £4.95
  • Deep fried calamari with chilli jam and lime £5.95
  • Toasted goats’ cheese on a pomegranate, citrus and mixed seed salad £5.65

Mains

  • Chargrilled 8oz. Hereford rump steak with grilled tomatoes, roasted field mushrooms and a tarragon and garlic mayonnaise £15.95
  • Grilled fillet of sea bass on a bed of puy lentils with wholegrain mustard crème fraiche £13.95
  • Lamb, apricot and date tagine £13.95
  • Mixed pepper and marrow Spanish tortilla £10.95

All Served with dauphinoise potatoes and seasonal vegetables

Desserts

  • Poached pear crème brulée £5.25
  • Blackberry parfait £4.95
  • Sticky toffee pudding with sticky toffee sauce £5.50
  • Chocolate and apricot tart £5.25

 

Dishes and prices subject to change

 

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