Celebrity chef Debbie Halls-Evans preparing to open 'pop-up' restaurant in Horwich

Debbie Halls-Evans at the Bolton Food and Drink Festival

Debbie Halls-Evans on The Taste

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CELEBRITY chef Debbie Halls-Evans is proving that home is where the heart is as she prepares to open her first pop-up restaurant in Horwich.

Still reeling with delight after successful appearances at this year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival, the mum-of-four has not stopped working since she was crowned champion on Channel 4 cookery show The Taste earlier this year.

But despite having her finger in a number of pies, Debbie, who was born in Horwich but lives in Blackrod, believes that there is “no place like home” — so is very excited that her debut pop-up restaurant is at the Cowshed in Winter Hey Lane.

She said: “I love Bolton and I want to build my reputation here before I even think about going anywhere else. There’s no place like home. That’s why I chose to do my first pop-up restaurant in Horwich.

“I’ll be serving a four-course meal and bread matching them. You normally do that with wine but I love carbs so I will be creating artisan bread with flavoured butter to go with the meal, such as black pudding bread with honey whipped butter.

“It will be a really intimate event — so only about 30 people. I hope that I can keep building up interest from then on and the idea is I can pop-up anytime, anywhere, although I will give two weeks’ notice so people can plan their visit.

“Over the last few weeks I’ve realised that pop-up restaurants are what I want to do. I love being nomadic and doing things a little different. So I just hope that people will come and enjoy eating my food as much as I enjoy making it.”

There will be eight pop-up nights this year. The first will be held on Saturday, September 13. 

For information, email feedme@homeofrealfood.co.uk

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9:36am Fri 29 Aug 14

The Squire In Residence says...

No, thanks all the same. If you believe in your talents then open a full time business and give some badly needed jobs to your home town. Knowing of you, as I do, I hope you will bring some life into H'wich - the food quarter of Bolton (those in the know, know... you know!) - but for now I will choose the excellent food available at extremely reasonable prices at San Marco on the A6. If there ever was inspiration to be taken from how the staff there treat their customers, then all I can say is book a table and see for yourself. Keep up the good work Stefan and Co.
No, thanks all the same. If you believe in your talents then open a full time business and give some badly needed jobs to your home town. Knowing of you, as I do, I hope you will bring some life into H'wich - the food quarter of Bolton (those in the know, know... you know!) - but for now I will choose the excellent food available at extremely reasonable prices at San Marco on the A6. If there ever was inspiration to be taken from how the staff there treat their customers, then all I can say is book a table and see for yourself. Keep up the good work Stefan and Co. The Squire In Residence
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9:58am Fri 29 Aug 14

manchester1 says...

Have to admit I've never heard of her ??
Have to admit I've never heard of her ?? manchester1
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12:03pm Fri 29 Aug 14

bwfc0210 says...

The Squire In Residence wrote:
No, thanks all the same. If you believe in your talents then open a full time business and give some badly needed jobs to your home town. Knowing of you, as I do, I hope you will bring some life into H'wich - the food quarter of Bolton (those in the know, know... you know!) - but for now I will choose the excellent food available at extremely reasonable prices at San Marco on the A6. If there ever was inspiration to be taken from how the staff there treat their customers, then all I can say is book a table and see for yourself. Keep up the good work Stefan and Co.
And La Roma in Ringley is just as good.
[quote][p][bold]The Squire In Residence[/bold] wrote: No, thanks all the same. If you believe in your talents then open a full time business and give some badly needed jobs to your home town. Knowing of you, as I do, I hope you will bring some life into H'wich - the food quarter of Bolton (those in the know, know... you know!) - but for now I will choose the excellent food available at extremely reasonable prices at San Marco on the A6. If there ever was inspiration to be taken from how the staff there treat their customers, then all I can say is book a table and see for yourself. Keep up the good work Stefan and Co.[/p][/quote]And La Roma in Ringley is just as good. bwfc0210
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8:27pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Lauren41 says...

I think this is a great idea! I loved watching Debbie on The Taste and believe this will get lots of interest! Would love to attend!
I think this is a great idea! I loved watching Debbie on The Taste and believe this will get lots of interest! Would love to attend! Lauren41
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