Fine dining restaurant L’Enclume in Cartmel has been awarded a prestigious award to recognise its sustainabilty.
The restaurant, run by chef Simon Rogan, was awarded a green Michelin star for its efforts, which includes preserving resources, embracing biodiversity, reducing food waste and the consumption of non-renewable energy and managing the overall impact of restaurant operations on the environment.
Mr Rogan, who is also behind Rogan & Co in Cartmel & Henrock at Linthwaite House, Bowness, also retained his three Cumbrian Michelin stars for another year, but his restaurants also received two additional accolades.
Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the Michelin Guides, said: “Launching a brand-new distinction dedicated to sustainable gastronomy shows that our recognition of restaurants goes beyond the search for the best cooking. It enables us to also turn the spotlight on those with a great sense of responsibility towards the environment.”
Sam Ward, managing director of Simon Rogan’s restaurants, said: ‘’The entire team is thrilled to receive recognition in the form of a Michelin Green Star.
“Sustainability is at the core of what we do, we have been at the forefront of the farm-to-table restaurant movement for over 15 years.
“Across all of our restaurants we use ingredients from our own 12-acre farm just outside Cartmel, which was designed by chefs, for chefs along with the very best local, ethical suppliers for meat and fish.’’
For the first time Henrock, at Windermere and Mr Rogan’s most recent Lakes venture which opened in 2019, overseen by executive chef Tom Barnes and head chef Sam Fry, received a Michelin Plate.