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Thursday 15th June sees the return of the much anticipated War of the Roses, with The Freemasons' Lancashire lad and Chef Proprietor Steven Smith taking on Sheffield lad and Head Chef Rupert Rowley, of Fischer’s at Baslow Hall – in a battle of the two counties.
With Steve losing out on the battle last year he is fighting fit for taking his revenge in this epic cook off! Who will come out on top? You decide!
Guests will be treated to a six course meal and will be armed with score cards yet again, detailing each course from both chefs – a starter, a main and a dessert. All six courses will be scored individually up until end of service, when either Lancashire or Yorkshire will walk away victorious!
Tickets are £70 per person with an optional £30 to include our wine package.
Every year this event increases in popularity and tickets are expected to sell out in a few weeks, so if you want to see if Lancashire can retain the title, now’s the time to book your place! Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to experience different styles of gastronomic cooking under one roof!
Steven Smith: The Freemasons at Wiswell
In the Lancashire corner…
Steven's cooking style is innovative, adapting and evolving traditional favourites and
blurring the lines between pub grub and fine dining.
Steven and his team craft the finest seasonal ingredients into a truly gastronomic experience. The Freemasons’ accomplishments continue to accumulate and awards include; Gold Award in the Visit England awards,a seven out of 10 in the Waitrose Good Food Guide, which made them the first pub in history to receive this score, a top five finish in the UK Top Gastropubs, named in the Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants, listed in Square Meal’s Top 100 Restaurants and named in Harden's 2016 Top 20 Sunday Roasts across the UK … And with no sign of slowing down, Steven plans to continue to evolve and grow The Freemasons at Wiswell in 2017.
Rupert Rowley: Fischer’s at Baslow Hall
In the Yorkshire corner…
Rupert cooks with the seasons and incorporates an abundant source of home-grown produce from the Kitchen Garden at Baslow Hall into dishes. Whatever the time of year, Rupert’s creative menus feature superbly executed dishes comprising local, seasonal produce, modern techniques and exquisite presentation.
Rupert and his young team continue to develop dishes and maintain the Michelin star and other accolades. Since 2006, Rupert has co-owned Rowley’s Restaurant & Bar in Baslow village which features in Waitrose Good Food Guide 2016, Michelin Guide 2015 and Harden’s Guide. Rupert is also involved with cookery demonstrations at Tideswell School of Food and local events such as the Skills for Chefs Conference.
Come and join us for a spectacular visual and taste sensation at the warm and inviting Freemasons ‘Restropub’. Get the first glimpse of Mr Smith’s with a walk around tour with chef of the new kitchen.
A unique and exclusive dinner with Steven Smith and Adam Reid
Join us for our annual Summer BBQ bringing together some of the Country’s Finest Producers: Sausages from Farnsworth, Fish from Wellgates and our very own Burgers.