A TASTE OF FLEETWOOD & THE CARRIBEAN

THE North West’s favourite foodie restaurant is celebrating Lancashire Day with its new dessert, the Fisherman’s Friend Pina Colada. Twelve Restaurant & Lounge Bar located in Thornton Cleveleys near Blackpool has created this divine dessert during its 10th anniversary year in preparation for the Lancastrian celebration on Saturday November 27th.

Inspired by Twelve’s proximity to Fleetwood and the town’s most famous export, Fisherman’s Friend - Twelve’s Fisherman’s Friend Pina Colada combines tangy, Spanish and Central American flavours with a light taste of menthol and eucalyptus. The dessert features home-made shortbread dusted with a light coating of grounded Fisherman’s Friend with a coconut and Malibu foam, pineapple sorbet and pineapple jam. Paul Moss, Chef Proprietor of Twelve Restaurant and Twelve Event Management, said the dish was inspired by visits to Spain, and in particular Barcelona, where Fisherman’s Friend is very popular with locals. He explained: “We are always looking at ways we can use local ingredients and you can’t get much more local than Fleetwood and Fisherman’s Friend. “At first we experimented using grounded Fisherman’s Friend directly in the shortbread mixture but when it was baked, it tasted too much like a medicinal biscuit! “We kept trying different combinations and decided that it worked best using the Fisherman’s Friend as a light dusting on the shortbread! When combined with the pineapple and coconut, it works beautifully! “Our ethos here at Twelve is to use locally sourced, seasonal ingredients but with creativity and inspiration to give customers a truly unique culinary experience.” Notes to Editors • Image: Fisherman’s Friend Pina Colada dessert. • Lancashire Day commemorates the day in 1295 when Lancashire sent its first representatives to Parliament. • Twelve Restaurant & Lounge Bar and Twelve Event Management is located at the Fylde’s historic gem, Marsh Mill Village, Thornton Cleveleys. It is jointly owned by husband and wife team, Paul Moss, Chef Proprietor, and Caroline Upton, Front of House Proprietor. • The restaurant is located directly underneath one of the tallest working windmills in Europe. The restaurant is a contemporary dining area and lounge bar. The restaurant is equipped with state-of-the-art kitchen facilities. • 2010 anniversary celebrations: Twelve Restaurant is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a series of special events. More details are available at www.twelve-restaurant.co.uk • Twelve employs 32 members of staff including Head Chef, Simon Ball, and Event Designer Dulcie Devlin. • Awards: Twelve Restaurant is the only restaurant in Lancashire to have Bib Gourmand status in 2010 which it has retained for the sixth year running; 2AA Rosettes; Lancashire & Lake District Life Restaurant of the Year 2004-2005; Ceda Grand Prix Awards 2008 – best kitchen design. • Twelve Restaurant is open six days a week, from Tuesday until Sunday, from 6.30pm and for Sunday lunch from 12noon-2pm.

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