Cook your own Steak
Ciro’s Brasserie at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa has added ‘Cook your own Steak’ to its specials board, allowing diners to cook their own steak at their tables. Recently awarded an AA Rosette, Ciro’s Brasserie serves locally-sourced, 28-day aged beef, which is brought to the table as a sealed raw steak fillet on a hot ‘steak stone’. The diner then takes control, cooking their meal to their own liking. Executive head chef Leigh Myers said: “We are always on the lookout for something new to offer our diners, and this is it! Steak is becoming increasingly popular, and whether guests prefer their meat rare, medium or well-done, they like their steak cooked just to their liking, so our new Steak Stones are perfect! Cook your own Steak is currently available at Ciro’s Brasserie and Nelson’s Bar, from Monday to Saturday.
QHotels has launched a special Networking Lunch to help organisers and delegates make the most of meetings and conferences across the 21 hotels under the brand. “Feedback from our delegates and conference organisers shows that now, more than ever, the opportunity to make contacts and network at a conference is seen as great added-value, “said Joanne Barratt, group operations manager at QHotels. “Our new Networking Lunch allows delegates to easily network with others, while still enjoying great tasting, quality food at lunch time.” The Networking Lunch includes a selection of delicious smaller dishes to give delegates the chance to ‘work the room’ during the lunch break.
Beat the Clock challenge
Renaissance Pubs, which includes The Avalon in Clapham, The Rosendale in West Dulwich and The Tommyfield in Kennington, is to launch the New Year ‘Beat the Clock’ challenge. If customers place an order before 20:12pm throughout January, they will receive 50 per cent off their food bill. The South London pubs serve up hearty dishes including homemade pies, rib-eye steak with béarnaise sauce and hand cut chips, whole baked seabass, as well as comfort puddings like sticky toffee or Bramley apple and blackberry crumble. The Beat the Clock challenge is available to customers who by sign up to renaissancepubs.co.uk/2012 and present the voucher.
Golfing Christmas party
The 4-star Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa in Shropshire has launched a golfing Christmas party package. For bookings taken until 18 December 2011, guests can enjoy a round of golf on the Sapphire fairway before having cocktails and a three-course dinner and dancing to Christmas music. They can then enjoy a second round of golf the next morning before leaving the hotel. The golfing package can be made with any booking or stay before 18 December and costs from £79 per person. Winter golf deals can also be taken after the festive period from just £85 per person for bookings made and stays taken before 31 March 2012.