Bicester pub commissions portrait made of roast dinner ingredients to welcome home Tim Peake

A portrait of returning astronaut Tim Peake has been made out of roast dinner ingredients at Acorn pub, in Bicester. PNL-160616-112721001
A portrait of returning astronaut Tim Peake has been made out of roast dinner ingredients at Acorn pub, in Bicester. PNL-160616-112721001
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A portrait of British astronaut Tim Peake to celebrate his return to earth tomorrow, Saturday, is not just a feast for the eyes.

The four-foot ‘gastronaut’ is made entirely out of roast dinner ingredients and has been commissioned by Hungry Horse pub, The Acorn, in Pingle Drive.

Made by food artist Prudence Staite, it took 20 hours to build and contains 2.5 kg of roast potatoes, 500g carrots, 400g garden peas, 3kg cauliflower, 46 Yorkshire puddings, 2.5kg of meat and 1 litre of gravy.

Mr Peake had said the traditional British roast dinner was one of the meals he would miss the most during his six-month space mission.

The Acorn will be offering free Sunday roast burritos to the first 10 guests who say the word ‘gastronaut’ when ordering their food on June 26, between 3pm and 4pm.

Craig Rose, general manager at the Acorn, 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 at the Acorn, so it was great to hear that it was also one of Tim’s all-time 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.”