Photos credit: Andrew Fisher
The mayors of Cheshire East, Sandbach and Middlewich (Cllr Lesley Smetham, Cllr Richard Covey and Cllr Bill Walmsley respectively) gathered recently to celebrate the launch of a new restaurant in Sandbach.
They joined a number of locals to help owners Ali and Imran the new celebrate their newest venture – Goa.
Cheshire East mayor, Cllr Smetham commented: “It was wonderful to spend time with local businesses and villagers [sic] whilst being a part of the official opening launch of this restaurant.
“Cheshire East can be proud of its diversity and fine culinary efforts by the number of restaurants we have witnessed popping up around our region.”
Sandbach town crier Dennis Robinson was also amongst the invitees, and described the food as being of “an exceptionally high standard.”
The restaurant rolled out the red carpet to create a VIP entrance, whilst serving up bubbly and entertaining guests with Bollywood dancing and classical singing.
Sandbach mayor Richard Hovey commented: “It has been rather encouraging to witness new businesses open in Sandbach, more especially the rise of good restaurants that are now catering for our increasingly discerning palettes.
He added: “We have a thriving town that we can all be proud of. However, what is vital to our continued successes is that our own communities continue supporting local establishments.
“I thoroughly enjoyed helping the new co-owners together with the invited local businesses and locals to celebrate the official launch of the Goa Fine Dining Restaurant and wish them every success in their new venture.”
Guests were treated to the restaurant’s culinary efforts over the course of the VIP launch event.
It seems that all three mayors enjoyed their evening, with the mayor of Middlewich, Bill Walmsley, saying: “The mayoress and I enjoyed a delightful evening in the company of small business owners, local people and dignitaries.
“It is good to see quality businesses such as this opening up, because they enhance our area and improve our quality of life, providing fine food without the need to travel further a field.”