Four Rosettes in Teesdale....???
26 April 2013
Four Rosettes in Teesdale . . . . ???
Well, across two establishments both owned by the Robinson family!
The proprietors and all the staff of both Headlam Hall and the Rose and Crown were delighted that both hotel’s restaurants have been awarded 2 AA rosettes for the quality of their food - and within 2 weeks of each other!
When we took over the Rose and Crown, just before Christmas, the restaurant currently had two rosettes so it was all about maintaining the high standard, something which new Head Chef, Henrietta Crosland, managed to do on her first week in charge of the R&C kitchen. It was a real baptism of fire for her! The front house team also secured the 3 red star accolade following the inspection which is another fine achievement.
Over at Headlam Hall HQ, Head Chef David Hunter and his brigade have been working on developing new ideas and cooking techniques. David was passionate about raising the bar with innovative recipes, local produce and specialist equipment with a target of progressing from the one rosette, held for a number of years, to two rosettes. The kitchen team’s hard work paid off and the award was secured, much to the relief of David who had known for 10 days that the accolade had been achieved up the road at Romaldkirk.
The dining rooms at Headlam are renowned for dinner parties and celebrations for birthdays, anniversaries and family gatherings. Along with our residents and restaurant diners, this makes maintaining such high standards in the kitchen and
restaurant a challenging undertaking. The Headlam kitchen team are often
catering for over 100 diners on a busy night. So with sheer determination and
hard work we hit bull’s-eye! Headlam Hall received its two rosettes.
So well done to the whole team, you deserve it! Let’s hope for a promising future ahead.