Let's celebrate

Hola! Everyone.

We’ve been waiting for this day for such a long time – we can finally open our doors and welcome in diners!

Throughout the winter and spring we’ve been running our Weekend-Tapas-Take-Away which has been a huge and delicious success: this week we have chicken and chorizo paella, hake fishcakes, aubergine Parmigiana, Andalusian peppers and sweet potato, spinach and chickpeas on the menu. And, we’ve been tempting visitors to Picton Castle Gardens with take-away picnic platters to enjoy in the grounds, which are stunning at this time of year. But it’s not the same as having a restaurant full of people and chatter, we’ve missed everyone. Obviously there are still some Covid restriction in place such as limited table numbers and social distancing.

During lockdown, the team have been busy. We’re collaborating with the Castle to offer wedding packages. Couples can hold their wedding ceremony in the castle and celebrate with canapés and champagne reception before moving on to their wedding breakfast held either here in our restaurant if it’s an intermate celebration (up to 30 guests) or in a marquee in the grounds. We’re very excited to be creating bespoke menus for couples for 2022, from an intermate reception for 30 with sharing platters to a three-course sit-down celebration for 150 guests.

Our outside catering services are in demand as more people choose to hold their celebrations at home. We offer a range of hot and cold dishes freshly prepared and delivered to your chosen venue. We offer an extensive wine menu and can provide waiting staff for any event from private dinner parties to weddings.

At Maria’s has had a make-over

we’ve got a fabulous new logo,

an exciting new menu and even new aprons!!!

Don’t we look the part?

And one last bit of exciting news...

Helen and Maria having been working on a memoir of Maria’s life and experiences. A Pinch of Paprika was entered into the international Fish Memoir competition and was long-listed in April! Below is an extract…

To be continued...

Written, designed and photographed by Helen Lewis. www.helen-lewis.co.u

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