Tag: summer

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 […]

The cocktail hour: Lavender Gin Fizz

Make time for a cocktail hour – smart attire optional – on the patio, in the garden or, if the weather really isn’t playing fair, indoors. This long and exceedingly elegant concoction is guaranteed to bring a taste of Provence to wherever you are Lavender Gin Fizz 60ml No.3 London Dry Gin30ml lemon juice15ml sugar syrup4 […]

The cocktail hour

There are few better things in life than a really good cocktail – but you needn’t be a master mixologist to shake one up at home. Here are three easy serves to savour on a summer evening

A palette of pinks: six shades of rosé

The palest shades from Provence have dominated wine lists in recent years, but there are plenty more hues, and styles, of rosé to discover. We pick six of our favourites