Friday, 15 April 2011

Opening of 'Bishops' Fold' is Full of Local Flavour

Above: (From Left to Right) Cllr. Malcolm Leaning,
Cllr. Giles McNeill, Gerard Baker, Cllr. Mrs. Stephanie Rouse,
Cllr. Mrs. Susan Harland & Mr. Richard Beal.
Nettleham Parish Councillors were pleased to meet the chef, food writer and food historian to the Hairy Bikers for their recent BBC television series, whe he was invited by developer Beal Homes to prepare a Lincolnshire sampling menu for guests at the launch of Bishop’s Fold on North Street in Nettleham.

The developement of consists of fifteen three, four and five bedroom family homes in the historic village on the site of the old Poplar Farm. Each home is unique and compliments the style of existing properties in the surrounding area.

Bishop’s fold draws inspiration from the historic Old Bishop's Palace landmark and Nettleham’s unique history with each home being named after a Bishop of Lincoln spanning the past 400 years.

Beal Homes describes the development saying:
"The homes within Bishop’s Fold have been carefully created to ensure they are in keeping with Nettleham’s charming rural landscape, yet each also offers contemporary internal finishes to meet the diverse needs of modern lifestyles.

"The properties are named after notable Bishops of Lincoln, giving these new homes a direct link to Nettleham’s past. The development is also just a stone’s throw from the ruins of the area’s most significant historical landmark – Bishop’s Palace. It was here that King Edward I of England named his son, and every other first born prince thereafter, the Prince of Wales, on 7th February 1301."
Nettleham Parsh Councillors and prospective buyers together with other interested parties enjoyed the culinary creations of Gerard. Managing Director, Richard Beal, said:
"We are delighted that Gerard joined us at Nettleham for this celebration.

"He made use of our new high specification show kitchen to demonstrate a few dishes inspired by the superb produce for which Lincolnshire is renowned."
Carpaccio of beef with Michael Reed’s acclaimed Grayingham-raised Lincoln Red Beef and ‘Grimsby smoked fish rarebit’ made with the county’s famous Lincolnshire Poacher cheese were just a few of the treats Gerard prepared for the event. Gerard Baker said:

"The show kitchen at Bishop’s Fold is fantastic. It is certainly well equipped for professionals and for people who simply love entertaining at home."
"Working with Lincolnshire produce is a real pleasure. The team at Uncle Henry’s Farm Shop near Gainsborough helped me to source some excellent ingredients - there is certainly no shortage of top quality fruit, vegetables, fish and meat in this region."

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