FRESHLY made sausages from an award-winning manor house in the Vale have been a sizzling success with customers at a Japanese department store.
Eckington Manor was selected as a key British brand to help demonstrate both modern and traditional culture at Hankyu Department Store’s British Fair.
The annual event attracts more than 200,000 visitors from across Japan and Eckington joined just a handful of leading British brands including Harrods, Charbonnel and Walker chocolates and Twinings tea which were invited to attend.
Hankyu transformed a restaurant into Eckington Manor for the event with general manager Jane Harber and specialist breakfast chef Mila Intrapasit flown out for the special occasion.
“Thousands of guests at the fair were offered a traditional Eckington Manor breakfast, with our home grown and produced Old Spot sausages, eggs and full trimmings.” Jane said.
“Many visitors initially looked at the knife and fork with puzzlement and did not understand the concept of cutting up the sausage before eating. But when they got the hang of it, everyone was totally enthusiastic and loved the meal.”
Judy Gardner, owner of Eckington Manor, added: “The Hankyu company has worked closely with many leading British organisations throughout the years and we were proud to be part of this continuing tradition and to be given the opportunity of promoting our fresh Worcestershire produce in Japan.”