VIDEO: Midland hotel team catch seafood at Morecambe Bay ahead of festival

Midland hotel manager Mark Needham and head chef Michael Wilson took to the water with local shrimping expert Frank Benson at Morcambe Bay ahead of their Seafood Festival.

Midland hotel manager Mark Needham and head chef Michael Wilson took to the water with local shrimping expert Frank Benson at Morcambe Bay ahead of their Seafood Festival.

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STAFF at a Lancashire-based hotel have been preparing for their inaugural Seafood Festival by getting first-hand experience with a net at sea.

The team from English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues’ art-deco Midland Hotel have been out and about in Morecambe Bay, learning how to land the perfect catch for the preparation of sumptuous seafood dishes.

General manager Mark Needham and head chef Michael Wilson took to the water with local shrimping expert Frank Benson to see how one of the Midland’s most popular dishes, Morecambe Bay potted shrimps, is caught and prepared for the dinner table.

Mark said: “Nothing beats the freshness of that daily catch and The Midland has been enjoying Frank Benson’s shrimps since the hotel re-opened in 2008.

“It’s been a fascinating experience to trace the route of this delicacy from the sea water of Britain’s second largest bay to the tables of our Sun Terrace restaurant.”

The resort is organising the Seafood Festival at the Midland Hotel on Morecambe’s waterfront from July 2-3.

For more information, visit englishlakes.co.uk.