North East Post
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Phil Hopkins
Group Travel Editor & Theatre Correspondent
7:00 AM 16th December 2021

York Hotel Launches Al Fresco 'Star Grazing' Dining Experience

Galtres Lodge, a boutique hotel in the heart of York, has announced the launch of its 'Star Grazing' dining experience in its secret garden setting.

The package offers guests the chance to enjoy constellations whilst grazing on warming delicacies served fresh from the Forest kitchen. The unique new offering utilises Forest's 'Secret Garden' setting, which was introduced during the lockdown and has been immensely popular ever since.

Adorned with twinkling fairy lights and warming heaters, and with snuggly blankets and hot water bottles available on request, the cosy, romantic atmosphere promises a date night with a difference.

During the evening, guests can delve into homemade delicacies served fresh from the Forest kitchen. Amongst the seasonal delights on offer is Roasted Celeriac & Stilton Soup with hot tear and share bread, Yorkshire puddings (paying homage to the hotel’s roots) and a fondue course of baked Tunworth complete with croutons, grapes and celery dippers.

Available every evening throughout November and December from 5 pm onwards, the package costs £45 per couple.

Rebecca Hill of Galtres Lodge said: “Having changed and adapted so many times throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, one of the best things that came out of that difficult time was the development of our Secret Garden.

“We quickly converted a previously unused space into a beautiful courtyard that proved extremely popular all summer. Instead of letting the Secret Garden go to waste in the winter months, we created an innovative 'Star Grazing' package for our guests to enjoy instead.

“Visitors can now cosy up under heaters and blankets and enjoy a special Winter's night out with their nearest and dearest whilst grazing on delicious food from Forest.”

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