Good news from Pete our Head Chef in Swaffham

A chance to dine in style for £9 is being offered through the summer months Mon-Fri 2.30pm-5.30pm from 4th April 2011 by the George Hotel in Swaffham, designed by our long-serving (not suffering) chef Peter Crundwell.

Peter has been at the George for 17 years and has devised a special excellent value menu for the dining room as the hotel which will now stay open through the day – previously it closed between three and six in the afternoon.

The hotel has an AA rosette and features a main menu with a choice of 35 dishes.

But there is one dish special to the hotel which is a favourite and which has been on the menu for more than 30 years although the exact date when Chicken George (nothing to do with the character from the popular novel and TV series Roots!) first made its appearance is uncertain. And neither is it known who created it.

But Chicken George is still one of the most popular dishes the kitchen is asked to prepare.

“It’s chicken breast flattened out and then coated in flour, egg and breadcrumbs, baked with a ham and cheese topping and served with our very own special provencal sauce,” explained Peter.

“It’s been on the menu as long as I’ve been here and I’ve been told it was on the menu for many years before I arrived.

“It’s nice that as food fashions change, it’s still one of our most popular dishes.”

Peter has just started playing the guitar again after being a band member years ago and is considering rejoining a band once he’s back up to scratch.

In the meantime it’s back to the kitchen for the afternoon special £9 meals, and of course, amongst all the other delicious dishes, the locals favourite ‘ Chicken George’.

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