One of Norfolk’s busiest restaurants to serve up special Norfolk Day menu
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One of Norfolk's biggest and busiest restaurants will be celebrating Norfolk Day with a special menu.
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital's (NNUH) restaurant will be serving up a a menu that showcases fabulous food from all around the county on July 27.
The restaurant at Norfolk's biggest hospital not only caters for the staff who need fuel to carry on their hard work, but also for patients, their families and visitors.
At least 2,000 people visit the restaurant daily and more than 7,000 staff work at the site.
The Norfolk-inspired menu will feature freshly-dressed Cromer crab salads, meats from Swannington Farm to Fork, fresh Fenland vegetables, local cheese platters and chutneys and Norfolk strawberries and cream.
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The special dishes have been cooked up by chef director of The Assembly House and SERCO consultant chef Richard Hughes and executive chef Lee Parrette.
'It's only right and proper we join in with Norfolk Day, showcasing the very best of the county's food to a huge audience,' said Mr Parrette.
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Mr Hughes added: 'Our plan at the hospital is to raise the quality of the food, make people's time here as enjoyable as possible, promote local suppliers and provide some really great meals at what I think is the most important restaurant in the county.
'The food served at the hospital is vital to aid recovery, it sustains and enthuses the workforce and puts people in a positive frame of mind. Good food can brighten up a very difficult day. We can also promote the benefits of local, seasonal, sustainable food from our own county on this very special occasion.
'Good food is as essential as the treatment and care that patients receive while they're at hospital and we have fantastic local ingredients on our doorstep so it makes sense to celebrate them and to celebrate all that is great about our county, in particular the wonderful staff who work at the hospital and do the county proud every single day.'
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An online shop has been launched selling Norfolk Day marketing material which event organisers can display on the day.
The shop is selling a four-pack of flags, four-pack of A3 posters and 20 balloons at £4, while 5m of bunting is £7.50.
Celebration packs containing all of the above are available for £15.
Norfolk Day takes place on Friday, July 27 and is intended as a day of fun in which individuals, community groups and businesses are encouraged to get involved by hosting or participating in events.
The initiative was launched by the EDP and Norwich Evening News in partnership with BBC Radio Norfolk and has the backing of business and community organisations who are planning events for the day.
Details of events will be revealed in the newspaper, online and via social media.
To order Norfolk Day materials, visit www.thenorfolkdayshop.mercadoone.com/celebratory-items
Estimated delivery time is 28 days.