Winter lunch and film

Date(s) - 22/01/2023
10:45 am - 4:00 pm

Hoby & District Village Hall

Hoby Village Hall (LE14 3DT)
Sunday, 22 January 2023
Own transport – please do not park in the pub car park

Following the success of the Winter Lunch in 2022, 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: ‘Green Fingers’ continuing our feel good films with a gardening theme.

Colin Briggs (Clive Owen) is serving a sentence for murder, and has all but given up on life. But after being transferred to an open prison in the heart of the Cotswolds and meeting one of the “lifers” – Fergus (David Kelly) – existence takes on a whole new meaning.

With his eccentric passion for gardening, the ageing Fergus is the last man Colin would normally team up with. But when he plants some seeds for Fergus – and they grow and blossom – Colin is strangely drawn to the garden. Soon, the inmates are hooked on horticulture, impressing both the Prison Governor and the colourful gardening author, Georgina Woodhouse (Helen Mirren), who urges the Royal Horticultural Society to sponsor a prisoners’ show-garden.

Yet Colin finds that he is hooked on more than just roses and violets. In fact, it’s a certain Primrose who now consumes his thoughts… Georgina’s beautiful and elusive daughter. Based on a true story, Greenfingers is a heart warming and inspiring tale of triumph over adversity.

See film trailer here


The food:

Fresh Sourdough and Butter. 

Cauliflower and Saffron Soup, Fennel Herb.
Chicken Liver and Brandy Parfait, Beetroot Ketchup.
Gnocchi with Smoked Trout Cream, Spinach and Parmesan.
Retro Melon with Fresh Fruit.

Beef Bourguignon, Roast Parsnips, Mash and Shallots.
Roast Ballotine of Chicken with Sage, Mushrooms and Pancetta, Confit Potato, Roasting Juices.
Poached Salmon Fillet, Charred Hispi Cabbage, Asparagus Velouté and Broad Beans.
Potato and Leek Terrine, Wild Mushroom Medley, Smoked Cauliflower puree, Chive Oil. (V) 

Strawberry and Mango Salad, Meringue, and Whipped Cream.
Pecan Pie with Clotted Cream.
Creme Caramel with Prunes and Orange.
Vegan Chocolate Pave with Raspberries. (V)
A Couple of Good English Cheeses with Chutney. 

Coffee or Tea

Now book a place:
Cost:          Friends £33.00      Guests £35.00 (Includes the film, lunch and coffee/tea)

 Winter Lunch Booking Form
Please download, print*, complete and return the booking form by 15th January  at the latest to: Elizabeth Bacon, 51 Elms Road, Leicester LE2 3JD

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