This month saw the Hungry Duck receive a Michelin Plate Award but what exactly IS a Michelin Plate award?
Now, I’m sure you’ll have heard of the much coveted Michelin Star (which Manchester has received for the first time in 40 years). Before I get to the Plate though, did you know, according to Lookers, Michelin stars originated when the Michelin brothers in France, in order to encourage drivers to travel further, and by thus wearing down more tyres, rated restaurants that people should go out of their way for. Cunning.
The Michelin Plate is the symbol for those restaurants that have neither a star nor a Bib Gourmand. For restaurants, being in the selection is the sign of very good food, and the Michelin Plate is the symbol for that.
The Plate is the third award that Michelin have on offer in addition to the star and the Bib Gourmand. Speaking of the Bib Gourmand, The Hearth of the Ram actually received this award in 2016, and as for the Plate award, not only does The Hungry Duck have one, but Levanter does too. I believe Levanter received theirs in 2018.
The Eagle and Child receives Taste Gold Accolade
In addition to the Michelin news, Glen Duckett’s multi-award winning Eagle and Child also received a Visit England Taste Gold Accolade.
The Taste Gold Accolade is part of Visit England’s Taste Scheme. This is open to any any business offering food, including catering within other businesses, such as a cafe in a hotel or visitor attraction.
The scheme assesses against statutory requirements, the physical dining experience, staff and food and drink.
There are two levels of accreditation:
Taste Accolade, for those passing the criteria with a score of 60-79%, and
Taste Gold Accolade, for those achieving a high pass of 80%+.
RammyMen bring home the bacon with Community or Group of the Year Award
Do you want some more awards? In almost breaking news, on Friday the 18th of October the fantastic RammyMen attended the Bury Sports Awards, who not only received a nomination for the Initiative of the Year Award, they actually won the Community Club or Group of the Year Award.
And last but not least, Plentiful, the Plastic Free shop in Ramsbottom is up-scaling their operation. I popped in last week and spoke to Abbie after I noticed their post. The shop they’re taking on is the old Bride Sew Beautiful shop on Bridge Street. You might also remember it as being the old Bluegum Gifts shop. As part of this move, and to help fund it Abbie is running a Crowd Funder campaign, you can find out more details here: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/plentiful
I’m hoping to get Abbie on the podcast soon to explain how this all came about.
9:04 – Ramsbottom United News: ⚽
Moving on to Ramsbottom United news, the last match we played was the FA TROPHY match at home against Colne on Saturday 12th October 2019. This was also non-league day Unfortunately, Colne proved to be just too strong for us and despite and early goal for Rammy, we lost 3-1.
The next match for Ramsbottom is away to Clitheroe in the League on Saturday 26th October 2019 KO 15:00
We are currently 9th in the table having played 8 matches with 16 points. There are a few teams around us in the league who we have a game or two, in some instances four, in hand against so that 9th position could prove a little deceptive.
10:20 – Upcoming Events: 🗓️
If you want to check out what events are coming up in and around Ramsbottom take a look at the events page, here are some upcoming events from that list:
Check out the full events calendar for many upcoming Ramsbottom events, but here are some other great sources too:
If YOU have an event you would like to be included in a future podcast episode, get in touch.
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