Blog Update: February

Hi all,

We hit the ground running in February as we launched our “LOVE MONTH” Menu offer. The feedback has been very positive and we can only thank all the customers who have enjoyed the dining options! We played on the aphrodisiac theme with a sensual menu featuring gooey deep fired brie, pan fried Scottish salmon and an indulgent amaretto chocolate mousse.

Don’t forget our market menu continues this month: 2 courses for £16.50 or 3 courses for £20!

 

Twelve Restaurant Update

Thursday 9th February

We are delighted to announce that Twelve are supporting the ‘Healthier Fleetwood’ campaign, and we will be involved in the education of healthy eating and nutrition in various Fleetwood schools. The programme has received credited backing from Dr. Mark Spencer to promote prosperity within the local community, and address growing problems that affect people’s wellbeing.  

As part of our involvement we welcome 40 children from Charles Saer School, Fleetwood to the restaurant. Splitting the children into groups we taught them all about nutritional wellbeing and maintaining a balanced diet, the etiquette of dining and how to make fresh pasta and smoothies. We look forward to more involvement with the campaign in the future!

For more information please visit: https://www.healthierfleetwood.co.uk

Fresh pasta making!

Fresh pasta making!

Talking all things health & nutrition 

Talking all things health & nutrition 

Friday 24th February -  The Versions Band Night

Local favourites, ‘The Versions’ were back at Twelve Restaurant for a night of fantastic live entertainment and a delicious three course meal. Fun filled evening!

Next entertainment night: Friday 31st March with The Blue Pig Orchestra.

the versions.jpg

 

Twelve Event Management Update

Sunday 5th February- FTFC Wedding Fair

We had a great afternoon at Fleetwood Football Club wedding fair, meeting lots of brides and grooms to be. Joining us were a multitude of Fylde Coast wedding suppliers. Guests could enjoy the visual and culinary delights of the stalls plus a catwalk performance showcasing the wedding dresses of Blush Brides & Grooms in Poulton. Twelve provided some light refreshment canapes including mini ham hock and pineapple bellini’s, mango and passionfruit panna cotta’s and strawberry cheesecake jarred desserts!

Friday 17th February – Wedding of Mr & Mrs Bernal

We had the pleasure of catering for the lovely Sal and Martin at Browsholme Hall last month. The Tithe Barn was decorated beautifully for the intimate wedding. 27 daytime guests enjoyed an indulgent wedding breakfast including seared scallop and pork belly, fillet of Bowland forest beef and an assiette of chocolate desserts. Delicious!  Congratulations to the happy couple

Sunday 19th February – Browsholme Hall Open Day

We were back at Browsholme Hall on Sunday for their awaited Open Day. Joining us were many great wedding suppliers including Flower Design, creative cover hire, Make It Stand Out photo booth and many more. Team Team had a great afternoon meeting upcoming brides and grooms and showcasing what we offer in a live cooking demo! Congratulations to Browsholme Hall for putting together the day and for launching their highly anticipated pizza ovens!

Live cooking demo at the Browsholme Hall Open Day.

Live cooking demo at the Browsholme Hall Open Day.

Saturday 25th March- FTFC VS. Northampton

Twelve started the Saturday off in the Parksuite Suite at FTFC, for another busy match day service! Great 3-0 win against Northampton.  

Photo credits: FTFC.

Photo credits: FTFC.

Saturday 25th Feb – Wedding of Mr & Mrs Ingham

It was great to be back at the exquisite; The Great Hall at Mains catering for the wedding of Mark and Leanne. We served a selection of canapes after the ceremony including beer battered Fleetwood fish goujon and a fat chip with seared fillet of beef. Following on from the wedding speeches we delivered a wedding breakfast of chicken liver and honey parfait for the starter, roasted loin of lamb and sticky toffee pudding for dessert! Thank you for choosing Twelve Event Management. Big congratulations to you both!

Exquisite table centre piece!

Exquisite table centre piece!

Saturday 25th March -  Emily’s 21st Birthday

We finished off our Super Saturday at Browsholme Hall. The Tithe Barn was transformed into a medieval banquet setting with 2 long tables seating 40 guests on each.  The evening menu had a relaxed feel, as the guests tucked into arrival canapes and several sharing platters for the starter including woodland mushroom soup with truffle foam, cured and smoked meats and mini pork pies. A selection of sausages then accompanied a main course of ‘Dunsop Bridge’ pheasant. If that wasn’t mouth- watering enough the finale dessert was a large steamed syrup sponge to share, served with vanilla custard! Delicious

Many happy returns to Emily!

Beautiful table setting!

Beautiful table setting!

What's on this March?

Friday 10th - Sunday 12th March- Twelve Turns 17 Birthday Weekend. Receive a complimentary cocktail (or a glass of wine on Sunday) when you dine with us in the restaurant!  

Sunday 26th March - Mother’s Day.  £26pp for 3 course meal. 

Tuesday 28th March - Côtes du Rhône Food & Wine Evening.  £55pp. Price includes 4 course meal with paired wine tasting and canapés on arrival.

Friday 31st March - Entertainment Night with Blue Pig Orchestra.  £35pp

Love Team Twelve x

Blog Update: A Very Blue January

We would like to begin by wishing all of our customers and friends a very Happy and belated New Year and thank you for your continued support and custom.

Despite a two week break at the beginning of the year we hit the ground running, and it is hard to believe that we are already midway through February.

Twelve Restaurant had a busy previous month as we launched our mid week JANUARY BLUES Offer; of 2 courses for £16.50 including a glass of wine.

However as we enter a new month we have a new LOVE MONTH OFFER running. The menu includes items such as 'Ham, Egg & Pineapple' with toasted brioche for starter, and deliciously tender slow braised feather blade of beef with roast parsnips and truffle mash for main course. Among the puddings you will also find a refreshing mango & passion fruit panna cotta served with mango sorbet. Perfect palate cleanser. Yum!

Twelve Event Management Update

Saturday 14th January

Despite being relatively quiet on the wedding front this month, we thoroughly enjoyed being part of and catering for Mr & Mrs Williamson’s big day at Browsholme Hall & Tithe Barn. Great start to 2017! We look forward to meeting/ seeing again newly weds in February at The Great Hall at Mains and Browsholme Hall!

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Williamson!

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Williamson!

Saturday 21st January

The restaurant hosted and catered for a lovely baby shower mid January for sixty people. The baby blue theme was reflected in the beautiful table centre pieces by Impress Rooms, Liverpool, and the selection of cakes and scones for afternoon tea! 

Baby Blue Shower!

Baby Blue Shower!

Delicious afternoon tea!

Delicious afternoon tea!

FTFC

It has been brilliant to watch the progression of Fleetwood Town this season, with a plethora of wins under their belt against the likes of Coventry and Sheffield United this month. A recent victory against Southend on Saturday 28th January now places them in fourth position in the league. Well done FTFC we look forward to another month catering in the VIP Parkside Suite! 

Photo credits from FTFC

Photo credits from FTFC

Wyre Council & YMCA Event

Friday 20th January

What is better than one cooking demonstration?  Two cooking demonstrations. We were lucky enough to be involved in a Wyre Council Event at the Marsh Mill, in light of recent funding for King George’s playing field. The event was attended by Radio Lancashire and The YMCA. Head Chef, Graham, cooked up a storm…even under the added pressure of a live broadcast!

Paul and Graham with John Gillmore from Radio Lancashire

Paul and Graham with John Gillmore from Radio Lancashire

Wild Hake, Morecambe Bay Shrimp Saunce

Wild Hake, Morecambe Bay Shrimp Saunce

On the Sunday 22nd January we then attended the Thornton YMCA Health and Wellbeing Event. Twelve joined Mike Pendegast from YMCA Thornton, to discuss all things nutrition. Thank you for inviting us along. We picked up lots of great tips!

Earl Grey poached pear and blacksticks blue Salad, caramelised walnuts. Photo credits Fylde Coast YMCA

Earl Grey poached pear and blacksticks blue Salad, caramelised walnuts. Photo credits Fylde Coast YMCA

Burns Night - Friday 27th January

As the month drew to a close. We paid homage to the great poet, Sir Robert Burns with a night of fantastic entertainment from Daniel Sings on the saxophone and our live bag piper! The Al La Carte Menu was given a traditional Scottish twist...with of course plenty of haggis, tatties and neeps! 

Our wonderful bagpiper!

Our wonderful bagpiper!

What’s to come for the rest of February...

Tuesday 14th – Valentines Night. Taking bookings now and menu available on our website & social media.

Sunday 19th – Browsholme Hall Wedding Fair

Friday 24th – Entertainment night with music provided by The Versions. Tickets available at £30pp

Our LOVE MONTH Menu is also running throughout February.  Offer includes a 3 course romantic meal plus a bottle of wine for £50 per couple.

*not available on Saturdays & Sundays, Tuesday 7th/14th and Friday 24th February

Love Team Twelve x

Blog update: November

We can’t believe it is December already…Time to dig out those festive jumpers again! While we hope you are looking forward to the festive month ahead, we thought we would take a minute to update you on our last month’s activities.

 

8th November

We kicked off the month with our last comedy night before Christmas on Tuesday 8th November. Big Lou was back with fellow comedians Steve Shanyaski and Steve Harris, who put on a fantastic night of entertainment for guests. The lamb hotpot with minted mushy peas was a popular winner. We can’t wait for the return of the comedy nights in the new year. So keep your eyes peeled on social media for confirmed dates!

Lewis 'Big Lou' Jones opens up the evening 

Lewis 'Big Lou' Jones opens up the evening 

Steve Shanyaski serenades the audience

Steve Shanyaski serenades the audience

10th November

We were also fortunate enough to be nominated in the final for two awards- the ‘Lancashire Life’ Restaurant of the Year Award, and the Taste Lancashire category at the ‘Lancashire Tourism Awards’ (LTA’s). It was fantastic to be in such strong categories, and we had a great night at the LTA'S. Congratulations to all winners and finalists!

Team Twelve Photo

Team Twelve Photo

22nd November

This month we have also been busy at Fleetwood Town Football Club, catering for their VIP’s in the Parkside Suite. The club continues to go from strength to strength and special mention goes to our sponsored No.12 player, Cian Bolger, for scoring a brilliant goal against AFC Wimbledon last week! 

On the job silver service training at FTFC. 

On the job silver service training at FTFC. 

Lucky No. 12 player Cian Bolger

Lucky No. 12 player Cian Bolger

24th November

Another day in the life of Twelve saw us take on the Wyre Business Awards for 244 people at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood and the High Sheriff Dinner at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom for 36 guests.  It was lovely to see so many familiar faces at both events, and it was privilege to cater at the two venues. 

Beautiful attention to detail on the High Sheriff Table

Beautiful attention to detail on the High Sheriff Table

Stunning Setting

Stunning Setting

Goats cheese panna cotta beetroot salad, caramelised walnuts

Goats cheese panna cotta beetroot salad, caramelised walnuts

'Confit' forest of bowland lamb shoulder celeriac puree, braised madeira celery, pressed lancashire hot pot vegetables, roasting juices  

'Confit' forest of bowland lamb shoulder celeriac puree, braised madeira celery, pressed lancashire hot pot vegetables, roasting juices  

Setting up at The Marine Hall...

Setting up at The Marine Hall...

26th November

We also had the pleasure of meeting and catering for many brides and grooms at The Great Hall at Mains this November. We received such positive feedback and would like to thank you for choosing Twelve to be part of your special day. Congratulations!

Wedding of Mr & Mrs Newson. Photo credit, The Great Hall at Mains

Wedding of Mr & Mrs Newson. Photo credit, The Great Hall at Mains

27th November

What better way to see in the end of November and get in the festive spirit than with a Christmas Market? Twelve served a succulent hog roast, accompanied with hot mulled wine & cider as a winter warmer. We were all over whelmed at Marsh Mill by the fantastic support of the local community, and we didn’t anticipate such a huge turn out! Thank you to everyone who embraced the cold weather and helped raise money for the brilliant people at Trinity Hospice! Special thanks also to Amanda and Glenn from Rustic to Regal and Caroline for organising the Markets and Light Switch on!

Serving & Cooking up a storm!

Serving & Cooking up a storm!

Busy Busy Busy!

Busy Busy Busy!

30th November

On Wednesday we also had the pleasure of attending the Great Flower Design Bake Off Final…and sampling many delicious cakes and bakes! The charity baking competition raised money in aid of the fantastic charity- North West Children’s Support Group, which helps disadvantaged families in the North West. Big congratulations to Jane and Jason for orchestrating such a brilliant event and raising money for a worthy cause, and of course well done to all winners and participants! We look forward to welcoming two of the winners into the restaurant. Nettie, winner of amateur baker will be spending a day in the Twelve Kitchen with Head Chef Graham…I don’t know who is the lucky one! Runner up in the professional baker’s category, ‘Vicky Cupcake’ also received a meal for two at Twelve! Well done :) 

Graham with winner of the amateur baker, Nettie.

Graham with winner of the amateur baker, Nettie.

WOW!

WOW!

Chef Jane 

Chef Jane 

We hope to see many of you in the restaurant over the festive period, but would like to finish by wishing all our customers, contractors and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & prosperous New year…See you on the other side!

Love Team Twelve x

 

 

*For any Christmas enquires or to purchase a voucher please contact us via email: info@twelve-restaurant.co.uk or call us on: 01253 82 12 12. Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve is now fully booked but alternative dates are still available. Check out the website for more information! *

Twelve Restaurant retains Awards

We are very proud and honoured to have been awarded 2 AA rosettes and a Michelin Bib Gourmand for another year. We are grateful to all our team for their dedication, passion and hard work.  They continue to inspire us to push the boundaries of culinary excellence in such a competitive and diverse environment.

We thought we would take the opportunity today to explain a little more about Michelin and AA and their prestigious awards.

 

The Facts

Michelin Bib has evolved from the Michelin Guide, published by the French Company Michelin which offers Michelin stars of excellence to a select number of establishments. To receive a Michelin star, is a highly renowned and respected title on the hospitality scene.

The Michelin Guide dates back to the year 1900 when the French tyre manufacturers; Andre and his brother Edouard published the original addition for French motorists.  However, it wasn’t until 1926, when the guide began to award stars to fine dining restaurants and establishments. 

Since 1926 when the criteria for the starred rankings was published, the Michelin status has been one which arguably every fine dining restaurant has aspired to. 

 

Michelin Bib Gourmand

Since 1955, the guide has also highlighted restaurants offering “exceptional good food at moderate prices” a feature now called ‘Bib Gourmand’.  The restaurant must offer menu items priced below a maximum determined by the local economy.   

In the original language of the Michelin Guide, the Bib symbol indicates an establishment which has been highly praised by inspectors, offering high quality food at affordable prices. Or in other terms top nosh that is good value for money.

The Bib (short for Bibendum) symbol; “Michelin Man” is now the internationally renowned Michelin mascot.

According to the 2017 Edition there are now only 143 restaurants in the U.K who hold the highly acclaimed title!  

AA Guides

We pride ourselves on attention to detail and the establishment of a highly creative and innovative product, which is why we are so proud to feature in some of the top food guides in the country.

The AA guide also known as the ‘go to’ guide for restaurants with up to date pictures and descriptions is a key vessel in delivering our product.  Since 1955 the AA Guide has remained one of the most comprehensive guides in the UK, awarding a coveted rosette to leading restaurants in the industry.  AA award two rosettes to local restaurants who aim to achieve high standards, better consistency, precision in cooking and attention to the selection of quality ingredients.   We are very honored to have received this accreditation in the 2017 AA Restaurant Guide.

As a catering retailer we are passionate about food, always seeking to provide excellent service and great locally sourced ingredients, in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

We are delighted to remain strong to our ethics and continue to be a neighborhood restaurant based in Thornton Lancashire.  Thank You to all our customers and business partners, who continue to support our product. 

 

Caroline, Paul and Team Twelve x