I crossed off an ambition recently by designing a pub sign (logo and branding) for The Shoulder of Mutton up in Ramsbottom. I was commissioned for photography too which is great as I really wanted to integrate the two to produce a whole package.
Head Chef Chris Yates has returned home after a year or so with a brand new grazing menu. The cynics amongst you may cry bias at this review but the dishes looked so good that we had to return on Friday as paying customers. (I rarely eat when working). In any case I've previously said that I think Chris is one of the best chefs in the North West and these small plates below were the most accomplished food we've ever had at The Shoulder.
We're going along to Levanter later for some steak and tortilla, creating a wonderful Ramsbottom taster menu that few local restaurants could actually match! So we opt for some lighter fish dishes. It's a wise choice, Chris shows a delicate touch way beyond most chefs in our regions pubs. (He has worked at the likes of Michelin starred Northcote amongst others). The Cornish Crab with Asparagus, Radish, Fennel and Cucumber (£8) is beautiful and fresh.