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Local Chefs Dish up Floral Contributions to Flower Show

Stuart Phillips, Hundred House, Suree Coates, Knig & Thai, Shropshire

Stuart Phillips, Hundred House, Suree Coates, King & Thai, Shropshire. Pictured with carved Melon.

This years’ Shrewsbury Flower will host not only the Hairy Bikers, who will be demonstrating throughout the two day event, but also ’local heroes’ Stuart Phillips, of the renowned Hundred House Hotel and restaurant, Nr Telford, and acclaimed Thai Chef Suree Coates of the King and Thai Restaurant in Broseley, near Ironbridge.

The team have been brought together by Shropshire based foodie James Day of gourmet-life.co.uk Lifestyle Dining Club which focuses on the regions chefs who source local produce. Suree and Stuart will be demonstrating how flowers are used in their every day cooking with Stuart using fresh herbs, and flowers from his own gardens, and Suree traditional Thai flowers, fruits and roots to compliment her locally sourced meats, and ingredients from the region.

James Comments, “When I was asked to add my support this year’s  123rd Shrewsbury Flower Show, and to come up with something a little different, I immediately thought of combining cooking, with flowers, and both Suree who is a passionate local foodie from Thailand, and is one of the most dedicated chefs I know in the region, sourcing many of her ingredients from local suppliers, and of course Stuart who is constantly experimenting with fresh herbs, and produce from his own gardens, and also local suppliers –seemed like the perfect pairing.

Stuart Added “Working with Suree has been real fun, and a real inspiration. Her fruit and vegetable carvings which she will be demonstrating are a real skill, one I have yet to master, but intend to keep trying.” Suree adds “Stuart is a real inspiration, and his knowledge of herbs and flavours have taught me some tricks to apply to my dishes, with an Asian twist – it is going to be real fun on stage together for the first time – I am really looking forward to it – though a little apprehensive as the Hairy Bikers are two of my favourite chefs”.

Suree and Stuart will be on stage on Friday and Saturday at midday either side of the Hairy Bikers. James added “It would be great to see these national heroes on stage, and also our local heroes sharing their passions – the show is set to be a great day out for all”.

For more information visit: www.shrewsburyflowershow.org.uk

Hundred House Hotel Website HERE

King & Thai Website HERE

WIN tickets HERE

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