Out of this world tribute to Tim is different gravy - The Evesham Observer

Out of this world tribute to Tim is different gravy

Evesham Editorial 24th Jun, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

AN EVESHAM pub has created an ‘out of this world’ traditional roast dinner to celebrate a UK astronauts return to earth.

Strawberry Field, on Charity Crescent, unveiled its 4ft Sunday roast portrait of British astronaut Tim Peake on Saturday (June 18), to welcome home the space explorer after it was revealed he would mostly miss roast dinner’s during his six month space mission.

Dubbed the ‘Gastronaut’, the other-worldly culinary creation was the design of food artist, Prudence Staite, who spent 20 hours building the portrait, which contains 2.5kg of roast potatoes, 500g of carrots, 400g of garden peas, 3kg of cauliflower, 46 Yorkshire puddings, 2.5kg of meat and 1 litre of gravy.

It weighs in at a staggering 12kg and features the words ‘Welcome Home Tim’ written in peas, carrots and gravy.

To celebrate the grand unveiling of the design, the restaurant will be offering free Sunday roast burritos to the first ten guests who say the word Gastronaut, when ordering their food this Sunday (June 26) between 3pm and 4pm.

The Hungry Horse chain will also be offering Tim and his family free roast dinners for life.

Steven Sims, general manager at Strawberry Field said: “It’s been so exciting to follow Tim’s journey over the last six months and to see how he has become an inspiration for adults and children of all ages.

“We’re big fans of the traditional roast dinner here, so it was great to hear it was also one of Tim’s favourite meals. We wanted to commemorate his return to earth with a ‘gastronomical’ memento to celebrate his achievements, as well as a free treat for local foodie families.

Visit www.hungryhorse.co.uk/news/welcome-home-tim-peake for more information.

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