Last Saturday saw Thorpeness Country Club host the first ever Thorpefest. There were hundreds of people that attended making the day a success and raising money for charity. It wasn’t easy trying to organise the food that we required as it was a bit of an unknown event. We didn’t really know how many people were going to pitch up, the sun shining would play a huge factor in this. Lets just say I didn’t run out of burgers and sausages and that they have been on my specials board all week. Everything went off with out any troubles which resulted in lots of happy faces and lots of dancing. Somethings to change for next to make the event even bigger and better, and that all important date to put in your diaries is Saturday 8th July. At The Dolphin we are already excited for next years event.
We have been getting some great veggies from John’s allotment once again this year. The sweet and juicy cherry tomatoes are stocked up in the fridge and now accompany the whole bream. There will be loads more coming my way so finger crossed for the sun.
The multi coloured beetroot is back again which is great to see. These will be going in my salads for The Country Club. From field to my kitchen within a matter of minutes, you really cant get fresher than that.
We are really gearing up for summer now in the kitchen. This coming weekend will see us start our new lunch and dinner menus for the summer. Just finishing off a few bits of preps like chutney etc and then we’ll be ready. We are hoping for another super busy summer.
We are now open all day everyday too so there is no excuses for not having time to pop in for a pint!!
It might be early in the year but all of our Christmas menus are now available online at www.thorpenessdolphin.com and on here at the tab above. Christmas is a really really busy time for us so if you do wish to dine with us at all over the festive period then it is best to book early!!
The summer programme has kicked off at The Country Club and along with it is a brand new website and a fantastic looking programme of events. Once again we are doing the catering there this summer. We have used last years experience as a learning curve and have changed up a few things. This year we have some super fresh and exciting salad that you can just pick up and go with. Fresh everyday along with the sandwiches, cakes, muffins and of course Thorpeness Village Stores famous sausage rolls. The country club also now offers daily membership rates so you can pop along when ever you feel like without having to dig deep for a whole weeks membership.
The weeks seem to be flying by at the moment so I’m sure it will feel like a blink of an eye before September is here but we are holding out for a long, hot, busy summer. Hope to see a lot of you in the next few weeks as the school finish breaking up for the school holidays.