Essential ingredients: smoked salmon

In our books, smoked salmon is as essential at Christmas as Champagne (perhaps using a slightly liberal definition of “essential”). While delicious on its own, our Head Chef Stewart Turner’s terrine – as easy as it is impressive – might just be the ultimate dinner party starter Smoked salmon is synonymous with Christmas for me, […]

Essential ingredients: blackberries

In the run up to Michaelmas (Friday 29th September), our Head Chef Stewart Turner rustles up a tart which highlights the sweet and sour tang of autumn’s last few blackberries Michaelmas – also known as the feast of the archangels – is synonymous with goose (and the practice of rearing geese for the early autumn […]

Frico: a Friulian delicacy

As we focus on all things Italian, we asked Federica Pecorari – the winemaker at Lis Neris – for the recipe for a classic, local dish. Here, our Head Chef Stewart Turner explains a little more about the Friulian specialty, frico Frico is a dish from Friuli, an area of Northeast Italy with its own particular […]

Made for Riesling: Thai yellow prawn curry

We asked our Head Chef Stewart Turner to come up with the perfect recipe to match off-dry Riesling: he came up with this sumptuous spicy prawn curry, inspired by the flavours of Bangkok I’m a real fan of Thai food (well, I’ve yet to meet a cuisine that I don’t like…), but Thai is more […]