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The Queens Hotel and Spa welcomed back Keybreaks to the Hotel for another weekend of top artists showing their musical talents to a whole aray of music lovers. With star organists such as Dirkjan Ranzijn, Chino Sunamoto, Colin Ford and many more.

This year the funds from their raffle went to Stepping Stones Down Syndrome Support Group which is a group including parents and carers of children with Down Syndrome in Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey and surrounding areas.

For more details on how to book their next weekend here simply visit their website at www.keybreaks.moonfruit.com or email info@keybreaks.org or telephone 01530 274270

Keybreaks at The Queens Hotel and Spa

Keybreaks at The Queens Hotel and Spa

We look forward to welcoming them back in January 2011!

The Queens Hotel was delighted to hold the first Taster Day for Bootreat – Bournemouth’s Premier Weightloss and Fitness Retreat.

The day was a complete success and if you look at our facebook page you can see some pictures from the day!

For more information on Bootreat email bootreat@hotmail.co.uk or visit their website at www.bootreat.co.uk

Just in time to prepare yourself for the festive season!

 

Our Chef has finally given us his receipe to his tasty Walnut Bread… Enjoy!

Ingredients

8oz Caster Sugar

12 Egg Whites

10oz Plain Flour (sieved)

8oz Crushed Walnuts

Instructions

Whisk half the Sugar with the Egg Whites

Slowly add remaining Sugar spoon by spoon

Stop whisking when Meringue peaks

Add Crushed Walnuts and mix by hand

Add sieved Flour and mix by hand

Grease Terrine Moulds with a brushing of oil and flour or margarine then add the mix until it is 1cm from the top of the Terrine Mould

Place in a pre heated Oven set at Gas Mark 6 for 20 minutes

Then turn over down to Gas Mark 4 and continue to bake for another 70 minutes

Check with a small knife by pushing into the bread and if the knife comes out clean the bread is ready

 

Crown of Chilled Galia Melon with Exotic Fruits

laced with Grand Marnier Liqueur

 

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Cream of Asparagus Soup laced with Double Cream & Toasted Croutons

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 Oak Smoked Trout Fillet with a Potato Chive Salad & Horseradish Dressing

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 Mulled Wine Sorbet

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 Traditional Roast Bronze Turkey served with Bacon Roll,  Spiced Cranberries, Bread Sauce & Game Chips

 Grilled Whole Dover Sole complimented by Sauce Beurre Blanc

 Savory Mushroom & Toasted Pine Nut Croustache

 Chefs Selection of Seasonal Vegetables

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 Traditional Christmas Pudding served with Brandy Sauce

Fresh Strawberries with Mascarpone Cream

Fresh Fruit Salad

Gateau St. Honore

Brandy Snap Baskets with Black Cherries in Kirsch

Assorted Ice Cream

Cheese and Biscuits

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Coffee and Petit Fours

£74.50 per person

Call now on 01202 554415 to book your table.

 

 

We at The Queens Hotel and Spa are proud to announce that we has been presented with the Good Food Award from Saga Holidays.

 The award is based on the results of questionnaires completed by Saga Customers following their holidays with us.

Our Executive Chef  Will Summerell was presented the Award by our own General Manager David Burr and he expressed his delight at this recognition saying “It makes all the hard work and dedication worth it when we receive awards like this, of course I can’t take all the praise, I have a wonderful Team behind me who are an asset to the Hotel”.

We look forward to a successful 2011 Season with Saga.

Saga Holidays

Saga Holidays

Try this delicious Winter Recipe to warm you up

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 litre vegetable stock

500g raw beetroot, peeled and grated

2 tbsp olive oil

1 medium onion, finely chopped

2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

350g risotto rice (preferably carnaroli)

100ml dry white wine

Salt and freshly ground pepper

60g mascarpone, plus a few tsp more

3 tbsp butter

100g parmesan or vegetarian equivalent

A few chopped chives

How its done

Heat the stock in a saucepan, throw in the beetroot and keep it warm; it should be just below simmering point. Meanwhile, in a heavy pan, heat the oil and sweat the onion and garlic over a gentle heat until soft, but not coloured. Add the rice, turn up the heat a little, and stir until well coated in the oil. Throw in the wine and stir until the liquid has been absorbed. Now add a ladle of the hot stock, scooping up some of the beetroot bits at the same time, and continue to cook over a medium heat, stirring often, until the liquid is absorbed. Then add a second ladle of stock and beetroot, and again stir until absorbed. Season well with salt and pepper, then add a third quantity of stock and stir in. Keep adding stock in this way until the rice grains are just al dente. Use a splash of boiling water if the stock runs out.

Once the rice is cooked, season well, stir in the mascarpone, butter and cheese, then cover the pan and leave for 3 minutes. Taste and season again if you think it needs it.

To serve, spoon the risotto into bowls, adding a blob more mascarpone if you want, and scatter with chopped chives.

Enjoy!

Our very own Conference and Sales Manager Richard Brown has appeared in Novembers issue of BH Business after he attended the BH Banter Events in October. BH Business

The event is held every month at different locations around the area and welcomes old and new members to this popular networking event. 

For more details see their website at www.bournemouthchamber.org.uk

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Bournemouth’s Premier Weight-Loss & Fitness Retreat
01202 922523
 
www.bootreat.co.uk
e-mail: info@bootreat.co.uk
 
 
Ladies, Would You Like To Fit Into That Little Black Dress
Ready For Your Christmas Party?
 
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tasterday.jpg Taster Day image by bootreat 
 
Come To Bootreat For a Taster Day On Sunday 21st November
at The Queens Hotel In Bournemouth
Take Part In Our Activities & Taste Our Food,
 The Ideal Way To Kickstart Your Weight-Loss & Fitness Regime!
 
 
The First 10 People to Book will receive our Free Diet & Fitness Pack!
 
 
What To Expect On Our Bootreat Taster Day:
 
  • Your day starts at 9am and finishes at 4:30pm.
  • Approx 4 hours of varied fitness activities, exercises and classes designed and delivered by our fitness experts; yogalates, power walk or jog, circuits & aqua. 
  • A delicious, nutritious lunch and snacks from award winning nutritionist, ‘Barbara Cox’. 
  • Unlimited drinks including; water & herbal teas.
  • Expert weight-loss advice.
  • Bootreat T-shirt.
  • Facial or spray tan.
  • Regular e-newsletter incorporating diet and fitness tips to keep you on track.
ALL THIS FOR JUST £97.00!
 

 
After attending a Bootreat Taster Day, if you book onto a 3 day or 5 day Bootreat course,

 we will deduct £50.00.

 

We Look Forward To Seeing You On The Day!
 
 
Kathie & Terry

The Queens Hotel is proud to welcome back The

McGuire Programme

McGuire Programme

McGuire Program for one of their many training weekends.

The McGuire Programme delivers practical training devised and developed to promote recovery from stuttering. Throughout the world, thousands of people who stammer or stutter have benefited from the McGuire Programme and its unique, positive approach. Their intensive courses are the entry point into an ongoing Programme of consistent, continuous follow-up activity designed to support long-term recovery. By encouraging eloquent speech and personal development, we aim to go beyond stammering.

All  the Coaches on the McGuire Programme are experienced graduates, they have undergone a Coach training course, passed an examination and scored well in a peer evaluation. Many take positions of leadership running support groups, organising courses, and arranging Open Days and information sessions. All Coaches provide support and guidance to other graduates, both face-to-face and via the telephone.

One of the many people across the world that have benefited from this programme is Gareth Gates; who as you will remember came second in 2002 final of Pop Idol. Gareth had battled a severe stammer for most of his childhood, so he took part in the intensive course and hasn’t looked back since. The stammer does occasionally resurface but he has the skills to control it and now works alongside The McGuire Programme as a Course Instructor to help others. 

For more information on the McGuire Programme visit http://www.mcguireprogramme.com

Our General Manager David Burr has a new baby… but not the human kind!

He has just brought home a Bernese Mountain dog puppy called Benson who is already in the habit of waking him at 5.00am each morning wanting to play.

So if you see our General Manager around the Hotel and he gives a long yawn then you will know who is to blame… Benson!

Bernese Mountain Dog

Benson