1. Head Chef Rupert and his team raise a glass to their new kitchen

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    As you may know, we were closed for 10 days at the beginning of the month whilst we installed a fabulous brand new kitchen with HK Foodservice Architecture. Vernon and Longshaw bedrooms in the Main House have also been refurbished, so it has been a very exciting start to the year.

    We will very much look forward to welcoming you to Baslow Hall for lunch, dinner or an overnight stay.

    Posted by on 21. January 2015
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  2. Eat Sheffield Awards 2014

    Last month Max was invited to Sheffield Hallam University to cook for the Eat Sheffield Awards.

    The Eat Sheffield Awards is an annual celebration of Sheffield’s best restaurants, all voted for by the general public.

    Max cooked for 250 people attending the awards ceremony, with the help of students from Sheffield Hallam University.

    The menu included Peakland White Terrine & Heritage Tomato to start, Slow-Braised Hoggat and one of his favourite German desserts Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest Gateau).

    At the end of the meal Max was applauded into the room to accept his well-deserved bottle of Champagne.

    To view pictures from the evening please click here

    Posted by on 8. November 2014
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  3. Listed Number 54 in Sunday Times Food List

    Fischer’s was named 54th top restaurant out of 100 in The Sunday Times Food List on Sunday 19th October 2014. The guide lists Britain’s Top 100 Restaurants ranked by the opinions of Sunday Times readers in association with Harden’s. We scored 9.40 out of 10 for our food which is excellent!

    For those who didn’t see it, our comments were as follows:

    Head Chef Rupert Rowley, who trained under Raymond Blanc and Gordon Ramsay, delivers witty interpretations of the classics with a particular focus on local ingredients: Derbyshire lamb, beef, game and forced rhubarb from over the border in Yorkshire, and – new this year – honey from 12 hives on the property. The owner, Max Fischer, brought this Peak District gem, near Chatsworth in 1988.

    Posted by on 22. October 2014
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  4. Rupert Rowley was one of the Magnificent Seven!

    On Monday 6th October, the Final Flying Visit of 2014 took place at the Devonshire Arms at Bolton Abbey in Yorkshire.

    The evening of ‘Swine and Dine’ begin with a short introduction by Mark of Dingley Dell Pork followed by the butchery masterclass with Kevin Burrows. Guests were treated to a 7 course Pork Tasting Menu with wine cooked by 7 top chefs from the region, supported by College Students from around the country through “A Passion to Inspire”. Front of House Students from Bradford, Hull and Blackburn Colleges served the meal.


    Live Theatre canapés
    Andrew Nutter – Nutters – Leeds City College


    Pigs trotter – smoked eel – apple – sauce Cambridge – truffle
    Mark Poynton – Alimentum – Coleg Llandrillo


    Heritage potato cooked in ham knuckle stock – crispy hens egg – hen of the woods – blood soup
    Steve Smith – Freemasons – East Kent College


    Pork Jowl – Turbot – soy – broccoli – Dashi
    Adam Smith – Devonshire Arms – University College Birmingham


    Pork belly – lardo – sweetcorn – blueberries – smoked bacon fudge
    Paul Foster – Mallory Court – Sheffield College – Sheffield College

    Ham and Egg – Mango – passion fruit – coconut
    Rupert Rowley – Fischers Baslow – Wigan and Leigh College


    Petit Fours – Lovage – Bee pollen – Lemon – Bitter Chocolate
    Eric Snaith – Titchwell Manor – Gloucestershire College

    The event raised money for children’s cancer charity Ilkley Candlelighters. Please see below for some of the images from the event:

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    Posted by on 9. October 2014
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  5. Pre-Christmas Revival Stay at Cruck Barn Cottage

    Escape to our luxury five star gold cottage in Barlow and recharge your batteries before the big day!

    Arrive on Friday 19th and depart on Tuesday 22nd December for a special price of £395.

    Please call 01246 583259 to book or view the website for more details.

    Posted by on 2. October 2014
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  6. Chef’s Dish: James Payne

    0007Sous Chef James Payne featured in this week’s Sheffield Telegraph (4th September) with our Goosenargh duck dish with fondant potato, garden vegetables and poached cherries.

    View the article by Lesley Draper here.

    Posted by on 5. September 2014
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  7. Rupert attends the Skills for Chefs Conference: 9 & 10 of July 2014

    Rupert returned to Sheffield College to attend the 17th Annual Skills for Chefs conference. This years event features Michelin Starred chefs who showcase their talents with demonstrations and share their skills and knowledge. The conference also focuses on topical and political issues and allows top chefs to network with suppliers and colleagues.

    As part of the event Rupert invited some chefs to Baslow Hall to sample a special Taste of Britain Menu:

    Garden Herbs
    horseradish, apple, wild Sea Trout

    Cigalus Blanc 2012 Biodynamic Gerard Bertrand
    Tempura of Quail
    toasted seeds

    Chateau Pesquie Viognier 2011
    Pan Fried Langoustines
    peanut, mango, coconut

    Layers, Lehmann 2010
    Belly of Veal
    North Sea shrimps

    Saintbury Pinot Noir 2008 California
    Seedling Vegetables
    carrot gastrique, rapeseed jelly

    Pinot Gris Domaine Marcel Deiss 2009
    Best End of New Season Lamb
    crispy sweetbread & lemon

    Rully Rouge ‘en Guesnes’ 2008 Janthial
    Angelica Panna Cotta
    Raspberry Soufflé
    pistachio ice cream

    Raspberry Schnapps
    A Selection of British Cheeses from the Trolley

    Fonseca Port 1996

    Coffee & Chocolates

    Posted by on 10. July 2014
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  8. Please vote for Fischer’s

    Harden’s are inviting restaurant diners to complete their latest restaurant survey by 21st June. By completing the form, you can receive a free copy of the 2015 UK Restaurant Guide (worth over £15).

    Visit their website for details:


    Thank you!

    Posted by on 16. May 2014
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  9. Baslow Bees

    In April, we welcomed the arrival of bees from The Sheffield Honey Company. Owner, Jez Daughtry (pictured above with Rupert) launched the company in 2010 and is an artisan producer of premium quality local English honey and pure beeswax products.

    The bees are settling in nicely and enjoying the extensive gardens at Baslow Hall. Last week, the new wooden hives were installed within the idyllic area of the grounds. Rupert Rowley uses the Blossom Honey on the Taste of Britain menu with Yorkshire Blue. Our residents also enjoy the honey at breakfast!

    See Lesley Draper’s article in the Sheffield Telegraph here.

    Posted by on 3. May 2014
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  10. The Sheffield Cook Book

    We are delighted to be featured in the new Sheffield Cook Book, along with our sister restaurant Rowley’s in Baslow village. The Sheffield Cook Book showcases producers, suppliers, bars, delis and restaurants, as well as 50 recipes from Sheffield’s culinary community.

    Signed copies are available at both restaurants priced at £12.95.

    Posted by on 1. May 2014
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