Category: Entertaining

A Day at Daylesford Cookery School

Daylesford is a community with food at its heart and at their 2350-acre organic farm set in the idyllic Cotswolds, a day at the Cookery School is a must for anyone who shares our passion for real food. Their Cookery School is the UK’s most sustainable, and it is quite incredible. From classic courses such…

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The Padstow Coffee Company

A true coffee lovers haven, The Padstow Coffee Company offers an extensive range of single estate coffee and specialist brewing equipment so that every coffee drinker can have the very best experience at home. Evolving from a deep passion for coffee amongst close friends, the 18 Duke Street shop in Cornwall is a little taste…

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Camel Valley Wines

Cornwall

On the dreamy sun drenched slopes of Camel Valley in Cornwall, Bob and Annie Lindo transformed their recently purchased farm into an international multi award-winning vineyard producing exceptional British wine. The defining moment for the couple was undoubtedly when Bob Lindo (an ex-RAF serviceman), and his wife Annie decided to purchase a farm in the…

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Salmon & Roast Veggie Rice Salad

This is such an easy recipe and perfect for these spring days when it’s warm one minute and cold the next… We made this using butternut squash, red pepper, cavolo nero but you could literally use any veggies leftover in the fridge. We layer the veggies and roast them in order of cooking time so…

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Nyetimber

Nyetimber has had one aim over the past 30 years; to make the finest English sparkling wine to rival the best in the world. We certainly believe they have achieved that and more thanks to decades of dedicated craftsmanship, passion and a pioneering spirit completely focused on precision and attention to detail. If you don’t…

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Chicken, Leek & Potato Bake

Another super simple dish we loved trying out is this gluten and dairy free chicken, leek and potato bake that takes seconds to prepare and is best served with lots of fresh greens… This is such a simple recipe you don’t actually need a recipe but here’s what you need to know… You should pre-heat…

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Café Kitsuné

Created in Paris in 2002 by Gildas Loaëc, a music producer and Masaya Kuroki, a budding architect the two developed the idea for Maison Kitsuné, a one of a kind brand that fuses their love for French and Japanese styles and combines their love for fashion and music. In 2013 however, a new element was…

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Burleigh Pottery & Ralph Lauren

Spring Collection

For the first time since 1851, Burleigh Pottery have now featured another designer’s original patterns on their beautiful and timeless pottery, and that designer is none other than Ralph Lauren. The collaboration of both prestigious companies have created a new unique dining and entertaining collection for Spring 2019 that truly celebrates their commitment to craftsmanship…

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Gluten & Dairy Free Fish Pie

Well we’ve tried this a few times and it’s a winner! The recipe for this dairy and gluten free fish pie is so simple, light and delicious you just have to try it… I N G R E D I E N T S 500g mixed fish – smoked haddock, cod, salmon (we like this…

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Baked Wild Mushroom Risotto

Baked risotto is a real game changer. This fuss free twist gives the rice a really velvety creamy texture, the ultimate in luxurious feeling comfort food that’s perfect for family meals and impressing guests. So if you are in the mood for risotto then why not try our tried and tested recipe that’s easy to…

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RedFarm

Covent Garden

9 Russell Street Covent Garden is now home to innovative new restaurant RedFarm. The first restaurant from the independent chain to open outside of New York City, RedFarm specialises in Chinese inspired dim sum with a modern and inventive twist. Brainchild of Joe NG – who is somewhat of a dim sum master, and Chinese…

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Hot Gin Roof

Ham Yard Hotel

Back by popular demand Ham Yard Hotel and Sipsmith have once again joined forces on the hotel’s dreamy candle lit roof terrace for the newest instalment of ‘Hot Gin Roof’ – The Chronicles. From Thursday 17th January to Sunday 17th February 2019 the take-over at Ham Hard Hotel will showcase hot gin concoctions to warm…

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Warm & Comforting Pasta Recipes for Winter evenings

We love the warmth and love that goes into Italian cooking and at this time of the year as the temperatures plummet there’s nothing better than sitting down to a warm and comforting pasta supper. Here are some of the best recipes we’ve pinned on our food recipes board on Pinterest: This slow cooked vodka…

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Watercress, leek and potato soup

This is the quickest and most brilliant soup recipe that can be knocked up in just over half an hour for a warming lunch on a cold winter’s day… I N G R E D I E N T S 2 potatoes, peeled and chopped in small cubes 2 leeks, washed and chopped 1/2 onion,…

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Homemade Blini Recipe

Entertaining for lots of party guests doesn’t need to be a chore when you have a super easy blini recipe to hand. Our tried and tested recipe is the perfect base for pretty much any canapé going. We make ours on the electric plancha on the Lacanche range cooker but they are just as good cooked in…

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Smoked Salmon Blinis

Canapé Recipe Inspiration

Creamy smoked salmon with lemon is already a match made in heaven, but when paired with freshly homemade blinis and a sprinkling of chives it’s next level canapé recipe inspiration… I N G R E D I E N T S 1 batch of blinis (see recipe here) 1 pack of smoked salmon, finely chopped Small handful of…

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Smoked Mackerel & Horseradish Blinis

Canapé Recipe Inspiration

Another ridiculously easy canapé suggestion are these smoked mackerel blinis – the mackerel paté is also delicious on hot toast with beetroot for an easy lunch option. I N G R E D I E N T S 1 batch of blini recipe (see recipe here) 1 pack of smoked & peppered mackerel 2 tbsp of…

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Fragrant Thai Crab Blinis

Canapé Recipe Inspiration

These fragrant thai crab blinis are the perfect combination of salty, spicy and zesty and are quick and easy to whip up, literally taking 5 minutes… I N G R E D I E N T S 1 batch of blinis (see recipe here) 200g of Fifty Fifty crab meat (this is white and brown…

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Gooey Dark Chocolate Cake

A decadently indulgent gluten free dessert that is easy to prepare and will always impress your quests. We love this rich dark chocolate cake, and by rich we mean RICH. Enjoy warm or wait for it to set, it’s your choice but we find serving it warm with vanilla ice cream or fresh cream is always a…

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Cacio E Pepe

Cacio e Pepe literally means ‘cheese and pepper’ and is a Roman pasta dish that is super quick to prepare. Kind of like a super simple mac and cheese but made from the most incredible traditional hand rolled pasta, this recipe is a twist on the authentic dish that we think the whole family will enjoy. I N…

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Herb Crust Salmon, Sweet Potato Chips and Parmesan Broccoli

Packed full of protein and essential nutrients, salmon is the perfect brain food. This tried and tested recipe with a gluten free herb crust, sweet potato chips and steamed broccoli with parmesan is the perfect candidate to feed a hungry crowd after a busy day. And it’s quick too! I N G R E D I…

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Moroccan Spiced Freekah Bake

This vibrant plant based recipe is quick and easy to prepare making it an ideal mid-week meal choice. Full of delicious flavours and nutritious ingredients it is sure to be a crowd pleaser. I N G R E D I E N T S  1 x butternut squash, chopped 1 x red pepper, chopped 1 x yellow…

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The Best Cookery Schools In England

Whether you are a seasoned cook looking to hone your skills or have little to no cooking experience, cooking courses can be invaluable. A great class can teach you not only the basics of cooking or a new recipes or two, but are perfect for trying out new appliances and picking up top tips from chefs…

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The Botanist Greenhouse

Summer at Rosewood London

The Botanist Gin and Rosewood London have collaborated to construct a stunning summer greenhouse right in the middle of Rosewood London’s famous Edwardian courtyard for guests to enjoy a gin experience in London like no other. The courtyard of Rosewood London is the perfect sun trap in the summer and provides a unique outside dining experience away…

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Summer Recipe Inspiration

A plant-based diet is always appealing during the summer months so we’ve pulled together a menu of options to create the ultimate summer menu using the freshest and lightest ingredients. S T A R T E R  I D E A S 1. If you haven’t tried grilled romaine lettuce yet – you need to. It gives this…

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Château Léoube

We absolutely love the organic rosé by Château Léoube – it’s just the perfect summer drink whether it’s enjoyed as an aperitif or over a long lazy alfresco lunch. Grown on the coastal fringe of the protected site of Cape Bénat in the south of France, Léoube’s organic vineyard enjoys the perfect combination of warm sunny…

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DANTE New York City

Ham Yard Hotel Pop Up

Dante is an award-winning aperitivo bar in New York City and it is taking up residency in The Ham Yard Hotel London this summer: here’s what you need know. Dante was originally established in 1915 as a modernist café in New York’s historic downtown neighbourhood of Greenwich Village and was taken over, renovated and given…

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Summer Grilling

The Best Alfresco Recipes

Summer is truly the season of the barbecue in which we seize every opportunity to entertain family and friends outdoors. To celebrate this wondrous season and the mighty Wolf outdoor gas grill we have combined all of our favourite barbecue recipes for you to try at home. Beef is versatile and hands down delicious when cooked on a barbecue. The Smokey…

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SEEDLIP

The World’s First Non-Alcoholic Spirit

Founded by Ben Branson after a stint in his ‘kitchen in the woods’ using a small copper still and a copy of The Art of Distillation (written in 1651), he eventually created the perfect solution of what to drink when you’re not drinking. SEEDLIP is the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirit, thoughtfully created to enhance your non-alcoholic drinking…

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FRENCH CONNECTION

Q&A With Jeany Cronk of Mirabeau Wine

Award winning Mirabeau wine was founded in 2009 when Stephen and Jeany Cronk decided to leave their beloved house in South-West London and move to Cotignac, a small village in the heart of Provence. With barely a word of French between them and their three young children, the family spent a year learning to live…

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