Image source: L'Enclume
There is something that warms the mind (and the stomach) when you dine on a meal that is not only well-seasoned, but in season. My favorite local Lakeland restaurant L'Enclume has been given a perfect score in The Good Food Guide 2013, only sharing its top rating with Heston Blumenthal's The Fat Duck. The Guide's editor Elizabeth Carter said: “L’Enclume is mind-blowing. It’s a world-class destination in harmony with its local community, serving food that is hard-wired to the Cumbrian soil.” Spot on. Listed as the second best restaurant in the Top 50, chef Simon Rogan’s L'Enclume also has a Michelin star and was named restaurant of the year by Cumbria Life's 2011 Food & Drink Awards.