An evening of perfect pairings at Posh Noshers

Is there a better combination than wine and cheese? We don’t think so. And guests at our recent Posh Noshers evening certainly agreed.

Head chef at the Sun Inn, Joe Robinson, created an exquisite menu, using the finest cheese from The Cheese Larder. And each dish was perfectly paired with a beautiful wine, supplied by EWGA Wines.  

The event, our second Posh Noshers evening this year, took place on Wednesday 20th March. 

Guests enjoyed an arrival drink – a Pascali Rojo Vermouth – and an assortment of scrumptious canapés in our cosy bar area. They then headed through to the restaurant to take their seats for the five-course tasting menu and matched wines.  

The menu was as follows…

  • Smoked whipped goats cheese, shiso, beetroot, puffed barley

  • Ewes curd agnolotti, black garlic, salt baked carrot

  • Sticky pork cheek, apple, Garstang blue, lardo, smoked hazelnut 

  •  Lamb rump, wild garlic, whey potatoes, braised shoulder, Yorkshire pecorino, courgette  

  • White chocolate mousse, pickled rhubarb, Yorkshire Dales cream cheese, rhubarb sugar

Each dish was introduced with interesting background information about the selected cheese, explained by our guest Jonathan Pearcey from The Cheese Larder in Kendal.  An important aspect of the cheese chosen in each dish was that it would balance the flavour of the meat. For example, the saltiness of the Garstang blue cheese complements the richness of the pork cheek.  

Janette McLaughlin of EWGA Wines then took the floor after Jonathan to explain how each wine was carefully paired to complement each individual dish. For example, certain wines that are low in tannins suit certain dishes better than those that are high in tannins – which explains why the lower tannin La Forge Pinot Noir (Languedoc, France) was paired with the sticky pork cheek and Garstang blue dish.

In the meantime, head chef Joe was busy with his team in the kitchen…

We all had a fabulous evening enjoying these perfect Posh Noshers pairings, and we’re looking forward to the next one! 

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Paws for Thought – Muddy boots and wagging tails on our sponsored walk for Animal Rescue Cumbria

By Charlie Black, head pooch at the Sun Inn

Our third sponsored walk in aid of Animal Rescue Cumbria, on Sunday 17th March, was a tail-wagging success.

We started the walk with delicious refreshments at the Sun Inn – bacon butties and coffee for the humans, homemade dog treats for me and my fellow four-legged friends.

Tummies full and waterproofs at the ready, we gathered outside for a quick group photograph before heading off on the six-mile route – led again by superb local guide, Loren Cafferty. 

Luckily, we escaped the rain for the duration of the walk, which was certainly a stroke of luck after the storm that had washed through Kirkby the previous day! 

We enjoyed lovely sunshine and blue skies as Loren guided us on a loop up through High Biggins, back down to Kirkby Lonsdale, over to Underley and back around again.

The route was really dog-friendly, which meant my furry friends (Toby, Harley and Poppy) and I had plenty of time to run around off the lead, and we even started a stick-collecting competition, as well as a competitive game of fetch (if that isn’t a perfect Sunday, I don’t know what is!)

After arriving back at the Sun Inn, the humans enjoyed a well-earned celebratory pint of Guinness for St Patrick’s Day and a scrumptious Sunday roast. 

We’re so proud to support Animal Rescue Cumbria and we’re already looking forward to planning our next sponsored walk. This time it might be a full-day event with a picnic lunch included too!  Be sure to keep an eye out on our Facebook and Twitter if you’d like to join us. If you missed out on this one but would still like to donate to Animal Rescue Cumbria, you can find our collection boxes on the bar and around the restaurant. 

Yours woofingly, 

Charlie x

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