Winter Lunch and Film

Date(s) - 21/01/2024
10:45 am - 4:00 pm

Hoby & District Village Hall

Hoby Village Hall (LE14 3DT)
Sunday, 21st January 2023
Own transport – please do not park in the pub car park

Following the success of the Winter Lunch in 2022 and 2023, we have decided to repeat the format of a film and lunch, in Hoby Village Hall, catered by Mrs Bridges.

10.45 am  Doors open
11.15 am – 12.45pm Showing of the film
1.00 pm  Lunch (There will be no bar service, but you are welcome to bring your own drinks.)
If you do not wish to see the film, it would be appreciated if you did not arrive before the end of the film at 12.45 approx.

The film:

‘The Gardener’ continuing our feel good films with a gardening theme.

Shortly before his passing at the age of 86, influential gardener and horticulturalist Frank Cabot recounted his personal quest for perfection at Les Quatre Vents, his twenty-acre English style garden and summer estate that was opened to a film crew for the first time ever in 2009. Nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Charlevoix County in Quebec, Les Quatre Vents has become one of the world’s foremost private gardens. Created over 75 years and three generations, it is an enchanted place of beauty and surprise, a horticultural masterpiece of the 21st century. Through the words of Cabot and his family, and with the participation of gardening experts and writers, ( including horticulturist Penelope Hobhouse, erstwhile Governor General of Canada Adrienne Clarkson and Tim Richardson, gardening columnist for The Telegraph) the film looks back at this remarkable man’s personal story and the artistic philosophy that gave birth to one of the greatest gardens in the world.

See film trailer here

“For anyone who appreciates beauty in this world, this film is a must. Frank Cabot’s garden is wonder, with a wide panoply of colours of paint from God, and Cabot as the applying brush. As he gently describes each section of the garden, and some of the history as to how it came to be what it is today, one is enveloped in a sea of gorgeous colours, all mixed to perfection. This film is NOT a drama, comedy, or fictional story, nor is it really a documentary, but really just a place where one can bathe in the beauty of nature. If approached this way, no audience member can turn away from it unmoved.” 

The food:

Fresh Sourdough and Butter. 

To Start
Chicken liver parfait, rye bread, apple relish, watercress.
Summer salad of melon and roasted fennel, tarragon and raspberry vinaigrette.
Smoked haddock tart, curry oil, pickled cauliflower leaf.
Roasted beetroot salad, creamed horseradish.

For main
Supreme of chicken, fondant potato, ratatouille.
Treacle glazed ham, fried egg, Triple cooked chips, pineapple pickle.
Monkfish and pea paella with roasted lemon and chive oil.
Sweet potato, burnt corn, courgette and feta pie, Tomato coulis, roasted news.

To finish
Soaked orange and almond cake, whipped orange ganache.
Sticky toffee date pudding, toffee sauce, clotted cream.
Strawberry and mango salad, meringue.
Crème caramel.

Coffee or Tea

Now book a place:
Cost:          Friends £37.00      Guests £39.00 (Includes the film, lunch and coffee/tea)

 Winter Lunch Booking Form
Please download, print*, complete and return the booking form to Fliss, 23 Kingsmead Road, Leicester, LE2 3YE by Sunday 14th January 2024 at the latest.

*If you are unable to print the booking form, please enclose a letter making your choices clear together with your cheque.