Tag: Essential ingredients

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 […]

Essential ingredients: venison

As the temperature finally drops, our Head Chef Stewart Turner suggests a decadent recipe to bolster against the winter weather, taking advantage once more of the truffle season. Demetri Walters MW completes the equation by recommending bottles that will stand up to Stewart’s indulgent combination of venison, truffle and cheese. On the table: Macaroni cheese […]

Essential ingredients: truffles

This month, our Head Chef Stewart Turner looks to the heady scents (and even headier prices) of the white truffle to inspire two simple but sensational dishes. Meanwhile, Demetri Walters MW selects the perfect vinous accompaniments. On the table: The Alba truffle festival, which runs until 15th November 2015, sees the start of the truffle […]

Essential ingredients: cèpes

This month our Head Chef Stewart Turner turns to the earthiness of mushrooms, employing freshly foraged cèpes to create a classic risotto and elegant pastrami dish. As ever, Demetri Walters MW from our Private Wine Events team advises on the wines that will work alongside Stewart’s creations. On the table: As autumn approaches and we […]