Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Come for the Lakes, Stay for Food

I’ve been telling people to visit the Lake District for years and the New York Times has finally cottoned on in their tally of the top 52 places to visit in 2014. The medieval village of Cartmel features at 44 on the list and the emphasis is on the food – “Haute cuisine comes to the lush landscapes of the Lake District” – thanks to the culinary vision of my friend Simon Rogan (pictured above).

Besides the nod to medieval sights, Simon’s two Michelin starred restaurant, L’Enclume, and other offerings – Rogan & Company and the Pig & Whistle – have given foodies a reason to pilgrimage to this part of English country. “Cartmel is also home to a celebrated farmers’ marketCartmel Cheeses and the Cartmel Village shop, renowned for its sticky toffee pudding.” A visit to the Lake District will satisfy your pelt, calm your mind, and make you wonder why you would ever want to leave.

1 comment:

Media Messiah said...

Have you ever watched The Trip starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon? Get the DVDs -- I imagine they'd be right up your street.