A taste of summer

It was a stomach-rumbling job putting together this year’s summer brochure, so tempting were the photographs of Head Chef Stewart Turner’s dishes. We’ve persuaded him to part with three simple, delicious recipes. To kick off, try this easy nut mix (just right with a chilled glass of Fino). This moreish nut mix is a staple […]

A taste of Burgundy: jambon persillé and oeufs en meurette

Following the release of the 2014 vintage, we are immersed in all things Burgundy. Here our Head Chef Stewart Turner continues the theme with two classic dishes from the region that produces some of the world’s finest wines. With the excess of Christmas just behind us, we turn our attention to the launch of the […]

Essential ingredients: Christmas leftovers (and a ham)

As fridges groan under the weight of Christmas leftovers, and stomachs grumble after the excesses of yesterday, the race to avoid waste begins. Rather comfortingly, even our Head Chef has a recipe for that quintessentially English post-Christmas indulgence: bubble and squeak. On the table: Bubble and squeak conjures up fond childhood memories for me. It […]

The call for canapés: gougères

The eternal challenge with drinks parties is finding the perfect accompaniment for the all-important wine. With the requirement to be effortless, enticing and impressive, it can seem an impossible task – but our Head Chef Stewart Turner has the solution, with these scrumptious cheesy canapés. These delicate cheese puffs are always top of my canapé […]