The BIBAs

A Lancashire-themed menu will be laid on for guests at one of the leading business awards in the county, according to the chef behind it.

Executive chef Paul Rowley said his team at Rowley’s Offsite, which is based at Blackpool FC, said his team was looking forward to serving guests at the Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, on Friday evening.

He said: “We have catered at the Tower many times before, but I still get a thrill from entertaining in such an iconic venue.

“I can promise the guests at the BIBAs that we have our best people on hand to not only produce their meals but to ensure they have a fantastic evening.”

To start he will be serving a Caramelised Onion and Lancashire Cheese Tarlet with a salad including tomatoes grown on Marton Moss, Blackpool, a red pepper glaze.

The main course is poached beef served with crispy bacon, fondant potato, seasonal vegetables, in a Lancashire ale sauce.

The vegetarian option is honey roast Lancashire vegetables with wild mushroom and tarragon arancini and butter sauce.

Then for the dessert, there will be an edible chocolate plant pot served in an “edible Lancashire garden.”

  • Guests attending the prize-giving ceremony for one of Lancashire’s biggest business awards have been urged to give themselves plenty of time to arrive on the night.

The Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, holds its annual event at the Blackpool Tower on Friday, September 11, with a sell-out crowd expected to be in attendance.

However, the resort also plays host to a major fireworks display on the same evening and its world-famous Illuminations will also be on.

Babs Murphy, Chief Executive of the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce which organises the BIBAs, said: “We open the doors for the BIBAs at 6.30pm but given the wealth of entertainment taking place in Blackpool that evening, we expect it to be busy in the area around the Tower.

“I would therefore urge people to add extra time in to their pre-ceremony schedules to ensure they arrive with us on time.”

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