Kitchen secrets: romesco

A Catalan classic, romesco brings a jolt of colour and flavour to any meal. Stock your fridge with our Head Chef’s version, and serve it with anything fresh from the barbecue – fish, meat or, as here, seasonal green vegetables Romesco originated in Tarragona, Catalonia in northern Spain, originally made by local fisherman to serve […]

Kitchen secrets: Café de Paris butter

Whatever’s on the menu, make sure you have our Head Chef’s secret weapon on hand: Café de Paris butter. Stock the fridge with a stick of this and get set to slather it on anything that comes sizzling from the grill Years ago, on a trip to Toulouse, I came across a restaurant called L’Entrecôte […]

Essential ingredients: tomatoes

As we start to see the first of the new season tomatoes ripening to perfection, our Head Chef Stewart Turner rustles up a gazpacho with a smoky twist from barbecued veg, while we suggest the wines to drink alongside Tomatoes are one of the kitchen staples during the summer months, but I recall when I […]

Foraging 101: wild garlic pesto

Even the most novice of foragers can safely identify wild garlic thanks to its distinctive, heady scent. Make the most of your daily outing to gather some of these glorious green leaves and rustle up our Head Chef’s pesto The season for wild garlic leaves starts in late February, running until June. Although the season […]