Friday, July 26, 2019

Foodie Friday. Nothing Beats a Decadent Lunch at Home.

I love eating dinners out – and I rarely lunch, but when I do, it’s with family or friends and it’s (as Sally Bowles told us in Cabaret) Divinely Decadent.

Last week we did the business at Beckwood.

The Ensemble:
Joseph Royle:
-    Manchester City, Everton and England Footballer and goal scorer.
-    Manager of Manchester City – taking us from Division 2 to the Premiership, Everton and Ipswich.  Full time Liverpool Wit.
Peter Reid:
-    Cultural Attaché to Huyton (!).
-    Manchester City, Everton, Bolton and England midfield dynamo (and named 4th best player in the world in 1985 just behind Maradona and Platini).
-    Manager of Manchester City, Sunderland and subject of fan chant ‘Cheer up Peter Reid’.
Brian Ashton:
-    Rugby player – Lancashire, the North of England, Barbarians and England.
-    Inspirational, free-thinking coach of Bath, Ireland and England and my co-Chairman of the LRGS Black Sheep Club
Darren Royle:
-    Exec Chairman of Wigan Athletic.
Jonathan Jackson:
-    CEO of Wigan Athletic Football Club.
Dave Bennetts, Barry Parsonage and Eric Rigg:
-    Friends since primary school and companions in arms at Lancaster Royal Grammar School and The Vale of Lune RUFC.

The Programme:
1pm      Drinks in our own Lancastrian pub
3pm      Lunch in the Dining Room, Beckwood
7pm      ‘Name That Tune’ (!) in The Lancastrian pub
10pm     End of Decadent Lunch

The Chef:
Nick Foster – late of The Drunken Duck, now his own boss and private chef in the Lakes and North West Lancashire.  Visit him at
Here are Nick’s sample menus:

All washed down with local beers (Bluebird Bitter, Lancaster Blonde and Lakeland Gold), 1995 Château Montrose, 1990 Château d’Yquem and Sandeman’s 40 year old Tawny.

Cheer Up Peter Reid!!!!