THE former landlady of the St Saviour’s Tavern will be offering one of the pub’s most well-loved speciality to raise funds for Les Bourgs Hospice.
Wendy Hordell’s rib of beef was a firm favourite of the Tav’s customers during her 30 year reign behind the bar and she will be cooking it next month. Mrs Hordell and her daughter Karen Marquis have recently joined the committee of the Friends of Les Bourgs Hospice.
‘Les Bourgs looked after my husband while he was unwell and we were so grateful to them for the amazing care they gave not only him but us as well. Karen and I decided that by getting involved with the Friends that it would be the perfect way to remember him while helping the hospice to continue providing the invaluable service they do to other families at a time when they need it the most,’ said Mrs Hordell.
‘This is the first fundraiser we have done since joining the committee but hopefully it will be a success. My rib of beef, which is cooked to a secret recipe, was always very popular and so I’m hoping some of our regulars will take the opportunity to eat it again and that its reputation will attract other people as well.’
The pair approached Joao and Gundega Freitas who own the Perelle Bay Hotel (formerly the Atlantique) and they agreed to let them use the hotel on 21st and 22nd February.
‘It’s incredibly generous of Joao and Gundega to let us use the Perelle Bay as it’s so close to where the Tav was and means we have the space we need to have 400 people across the weekend. We will be having lunchtime and evening sittings on both days and offering Mum’s rib of beef as well as ham off the bone, which was another of her specialities,’ said Mrs Marquis.
The lunchtime sitting will be from 12pm until 1.30pm and the evening sitting from 6.30pm until 8.30pm and both meats will be served with a choice of potatoes and peas. Tickets cost £12.50 and can be brought from the Perelle Bay Hotel up until 5th February. Only cash or cheques payable to Mrs K Marquis will be accepted.