Bard’s birthday bash in Buxton

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The life and work of William Shakespeare will be celebrated with a special bard-themed six course banquet accompanied by live entertainment, at a party being held at Buxton’s Restaurant at the Dome on the evening of Friday May 4.

A team of University of Derby Buxton’s BA (Hons) and Foundation Culinary Arts degree students have designed a delicious six course menu themed around Shakespeare’s plays. While enjoying the banquet, dinner guests will be entertained by performances of his work by Buxton Festival Fringe favourites, Shakespeare’s Jukebox.

BA (Hons) Culinary Arts and Hospitality degree student and one of the organisers of the evening, Malcolm Lomax, who is originally from Rotherham, said: “In a year when the eyes of the world will be focussed on Great Britain, we thought it would be apt to celebrate our most famous playwright with a birthday party in his honour.”

When dinner guests arrive they will be met with a glass of Pimms and a selection of ‘Best of British’ canapes including pea soup shots and mini Yorkshire puddings with beef and horseradish. They will go on to enjoy a delicious menu, which will be topped off with a trio of desserts.

“We hope many people from Buxton and the High Peak will take us up on our invitation, and join us for an evening of excellent food, hospitality and entertainment in Shakespeare’s honour,” Malcolm added.

Tickets priced £30 can be purchased by calling on 07788 202 247 or 07891 648 781. All profits from the banquet will be donated to Buxton Samaritans.

Programme Leader for Culinary Arts, Leonard Cseh, said: “The students have worked incredibly hard to design and prepare a menu fit for such a celebration. Opportunities to put what they learn into practice such as this are incredibly important for our students, and we hope many people will join us to experience some fantastic food on the night.”