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Fish and Chip Pie in 3 Tiers

By philtaylorphoto  
6 Decenber 2020. Retreat Restaurant, Adlington, Nr Chorley, Lancashire. Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, Gareth Mason the executive chef for the 3 restaurants in Bromley Cross, Adlington and Bolton has been producing dishes themed around current affairs and Covid with Bolton photographer Phil Taylor. Previous efforts have included Irn Bru cookery, store cupboard fine dining and Vitamin D boosting pilchards. Like much of the North, Lancashire is in Tier 3, so today's dishes were things that you could pass off as a 'substantial meal' if consumed in a pub. The Lancashire Egg, made with black pudding and turkey with a salad and cranverries to make it legal and festive. The Ultimate get around restrictions dish- if a pie by itself is not substantial without a side dish, but fish and chips are- why not make three tier mushy pea, fish and chip pie to get round the restrictions. Retreat has found themselves with all there restaurants closed, 2 closed under the Greater Manchester restrictions (whilst the one near Chorley opened, but local pubs had bouncers barring anyone from Greater Manchester), opened in full for eat out to help out, then locked down. They have added outdoor dining pods, but are currently offering takeaway only, awaiting to see if they will be in Tier Two, and able to offer their regional delicacies..

At last, some work not involving suicide,or violence. I was getting tired of 2020.

The 85 1.8 had a cheap plastic extension tube attached.

Tags: Photo journalism Restaurant Retreat Chef lockdown Fish and Chip Pie Gareth Mason Lancashire Egg Three Tiers Tier 3. Tier Three

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11 Dec 2020 8:46PM
Food Friday. Fantastic.

dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1884 England
11 Dec 2020 8:53PM
Looks good!
philtaylorphoto 20 334 2
11 Dec 2020 9:15PM
One blatant PR stunt. It worked it got into two big regionals and a can't buy that type of publicity..
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2020 12:48AM
Looks very appetizing... GrinGrinGrin
philtaylorphoto 20 334 2
12 Dec 2020 10:52AM
A result! Made The Sun, Star and Mirror, so all the intended targets.

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