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Easter is a time of celebrations and family get-togethers at Lancaster’s best restaurant. It’s a lovely period for food – it is, after all, the holiday most synonymous with springtime and all the wonderful ingredients the season brings.

Lamb is traditional Easter Sunday fare, and there is plenty of inspiration in this collection for a roast to remember. As the shop aisles explode in an array of the sweet stuff, chocolate is something that cannot be neglected when discussing edible Easter treats.

Spring is a truly glorious time of year. Not just because it signals the end of a long, cold winter, but also because it brings a bounty of new ingredients into our kitchens.

The arrival of wild garlic (or ramsons) all over the English countryside. Walk through any wood or forest and you should be able to find some fairly easily – they’re recognisable by their long, green leaves (and little white flowers later on in the season) but most of all, by the unmistakable smell of garlic! After that, we’re treated to all sorts of world-class ingredients, from beautiful stalks of British asparagus to intense, nutty morels, which bring mushroom enthusiasts out of the woodwork come late April and May.

Celebrating the new season’s produce is a fantastic reason in itself to dine with friends and family and with it two Bank Holidays as well as Easter  – all perfect opportunities to have a gourmet get-together.

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