Lisa Goodwin-Allen has now launched her debut menu at Northcote as she bids to make her mark in her post executive chef.
Goodwin-Allen, who has worked at the Michelin-starred restaurant at Northcote in Lancashire for more than 17 years, was recently promoted to the top position after her predecessor Nigel Haworth revealed he was moving to an ambassadorial role.
Now with three months under her belt, and following the hotel’s successful Christmas trading season and its popular gastronomic marathon Obsession18, Goodwin-Allen is to launch her new gourmet menu of six courses today.
“Food to me is emotive, it’s my personality on a plate,” she says. “I put my heart and soul into each creation. I like food to be very visual, elegant and packed full of great flavours and textures. It must taste of what you see. Inspiration for my dishes always starts with the produce, from the relationships built with my suppliers and understanding the heritage of the land. One of the great joys of food is working with the seasons, it’s the key to bringing the fresh, clean and honest flavours I love to bring to my menus.”
The menu, priced at £85.00 per person and available for lunch and dinner, features highlights such as hand cut aged venison, slow cooked maran egg and charred monkfish, and will be offered alongside matching wine flights.
Northcote boasts one of the most impressive kitchens in the hotel sector following a huge redesign four years ago and the facility now supports a brigade of almost 30 chefs.