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

November's Blog Post

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

 

 

 

 

Twelve Restaurant: One Year Later

Looking back over the last year, we have certainly been on a journey.  It is hard to believe that a year ago today there was an unfortunate accident at the restaurant.  The most important thing was that nobody was injured, including the driver of the vehicle.

We thought we would share some pictures with you of what happened next.

                

Day of the accident 21/9/15

Day of the accident 21/9/15

The after effects

The after effects

Once the vehicle had been removed work could begin so the restaurant could re open.

Fylde Joinery and Building Services did an amazing job of putting in a false wall so that we could trade as a smaller pop up restaurant and keep all the staff in their jobs.

Fylde Joinery and Building Services did an amazing job of putting in a false wall so that we could trade as a smaller pop up restaurant and keep all the staff in their jobs.

Once the internal wall was up Fylde Joinery set to work to demolish the structurally unsafe wall and start to rebuild the gable end of the building.

It defintely brought a whole new concept and meaning to alfresco dining!

Just in time for Christmas, the temporary inner wall was brought down. To allow the gable wall end to dry, Link Signs and Graphics covered it with a fantastic Love mural allowing us to continue trade in December.

Twelve's temporary artwork!

Twelve's temporary artwork!

The last of the structural work took place in January, when the damaged floors had been replaced. All was complete. Twelve then kicked in with a refit. The plans and designs for which had been put in place the previous summer with Chris Bradley of Bradley Architecture, but had been placed on hold due to the incident.

 

Local graffiti artists hard at work!

Local graffiti artists hard at work!

We would like to thank Chris Bradley, Fylde Joinery and Building Services, West Lancashire Electrical Contractors, Alternative Lighting Services, Bailey Engineering and Fabrication, Wayne Reeve Scaffolding, Link Signs, Nat West Bank, Darryl Williamson, the very talented Will Bentham and Marc Atherton and the many others that helped on our journey.  Most importantly thanks to our Team at Twelve who have worked tirelessly to keep the business going, and all of our customers for their continued support.

So the butterfly has emerged from its chrysalis a year on, changed, but still sticking to it’s principles to be different and as resilient as ever!

Thanks for coming with us as we embark on our 17th year of trading!

August: Twelve takes on Lancashire

Hi all,

As you may already be aware, this summer has been perhaps the busiest summer to date for Twelve Restaurant & Event Management. We have been lucky enough to work at many fabulous venues and locations stretching across the county. It has been amazing to see months worth of planning finally come together to fulfil the dreams of our customers...hard work really does pay off! Thank you to our contractors and all our clients, we couldn't have done it all without you.

3rd-7th August- Lytham Festival

After a hectic month of July, the start of a new month brought new challenges and venues. For the fourth year running, we were delighted to be invited back to Lytham Festival by Cuffe and Taylor to cater for the VIP Hospitality Marquee. Despite the 'Great' British weather, it was a fantastic five days of entertainment and music, with the likes of Noel Gallagher and Bryan Adams taking to the stage.

Setting up for night 1: Star Wars Outdoor Cinema

Setting up for night 1: Star Wars Outdoor Cinema

Twelve Usherettes serving up popcorn.

Twelve Usherettes serving up popcorn.

 

Twelve delivered five themed menu's using the highest quality and locally sourced ingredients in Lancashire, for 800 customers per night who had travelled from across the country.

80's & 90's Night: Seaside Inspired 'Peach Melba Splat'

80's & 90's Night: Seaside Inspired 'Peach Melba Splat'

Busy Kitchen

Busy Kitchen

 

During the same week as Lytham Festival, Team Twelve also catered for four weddings at the fabulous Browsholme Hall and The Great Hall at Mains. Congratulations to the lovely Bride and Grooms who we had the pleasure of meeting!

Mr & Mrs Kohler- The Great Hall

Mr & Mrs Kohler- The Great Hall

Mr & Mrs Woodsworth- Browsholme Hall

Mr & Mrs Woodsworth- Browsholme Hall

10th August- Fleetwood Town FC

Kicking off the pre-season football in July against Liverpool, we were back at FTFC catering the VIP hospitality guests in the Parkside Suite. 

 

13th August- Wedding of Mr & Mrs Kay

No rest for the wicked! The following week we had the pleasure of catering for the wedding of the lovely Mr & Mrs Kay, in the picturesque landscape of Slaidburn in the Forest of Bowland. They chose an impressive marquee as the venue for their wedding reception...armed with a pop up kitchen Twelve delivered an array of canapes alongside a three course wedding breakfast.

A delicious three course wedding breakfast using locally sourced Forest of Bowland Beef. 

A delicious three course wedding breakfast using locally sourced Forest of Bowland Beef. 

Inside the beautiful marquee.

Inside the beautiful marquee.

Team photo!

Team photo!

 

14th August- Marine Hall Food Festival

Thousands of people from across Lancashire attended the annual food festival at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood. With over 60 stalls it was a great day to be part of. Our head chef, Graham Floyd held three live cooking demonstrations with his right hand chef, Emily. They began with a starter of seared scallops, before cooking pigeon to sous-vide. The final course consisted of a seasonal gooseberry fool! 

Live Cooking Demo

Live Cooking Demo

15th August- No.12 for Twelve Restaurant

We like to support the local community as much as possible, so it was with great pleasure that Twelve Restaurant sponsored the new 1st XI and u19 T20 Blackpool Cricket Club player shirts. Paul was able to watch the match at Stanley Park, which saw the Bullets U19 squad secure entry into the semi final. Big Congratulations!  

Twelve Restaurant- sponsor of 1st XI and u19 Blackpool Cricket Club

Twelve Restaurant- sponsor of 1st XI and u19 Blackpool Cricket Club