Get into the Spirit – Five Festive Cocktails

What drinks should you serve your esteemed guests at a chic dinner soirée? De rigueur, especially for Christmas, is the bespoke festive cocktail. Here is the Luxury Restaurant Guide’s picks for stylish aperitifs to sip on this season, together with some tips from the greatest bartenders on how to make them: “St Nicholas’s Tipple” The…

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Chef’s Recipe: Roast Mallard Duck with Creamed Brussels Sprouts, Dauphinoise Potatoes and Red Currant Sauce from Martin Wishart

This week we bring you an alternative to traditional turkey for your Christmas dinner creation that cannot fail to impress.  This Roast Mallard Duck recipe comes from one of the UK’s most highly respected chefs, Martin Wishart from the eponymous Restaurant Martin Wishart. Martin, born in Edinburgh, trained under such renowned chefs as Albert Roux, Michel…

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A Taste for the Exotic – food to surprise, food to innovate

If you were offered gold painted chapulines as your appetizer, would you eat them? That would be grasshopper to you and I, and it’s a signature dish at the authentic modern Mexican super-restaurant Ella Canta on Park Lane, W1. Globetrotting chefs and customers are increasingly pushing boundaries, using exotic ingredients and unusual combinations to make…

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Burnt Goat’s Curd Cheese with Apple Purée and Salted Caramel by Jean-Didier Gouges

A vegetarian recipe from recently-appointed Head Chef Jean-Didier Gouges at The Petersham in Richmond. This dish is a winning combination of flavours. Skill Level: 3 (1 simple to 5 being complex and challenging) Serves 4 Ingredients: 150g soft matured goat’s cheese, sliced into 12 pieces 3 green apples, cut into spheres with a melon baller…

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Chef’s Recipe : Steamed Turbot with Crushed-Nasturtium Broth – by Ollie Dabbous from HIDE

From the latest venture by Ollie Dabbous – HIDE, one of the biggest and most exciting openings of 2018. Steamed turbot with crushed-nasturtium broth by Ollie Dabbous –  serves 4 Skill Level: 4 (1 simple to 5 being complex and challenging) Ingredients For the turbot 100g salt 100g fresh seaweed such as sea lettuce, or 25g…

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Chef’s Recipe : Butternut Squash, Adlestrop and Cavalo Nero Crumble from Daylesford Organic Farm

To celebrate Organic September, a month-long celebration of all things organic, our recipe comes from Daylesford Organic Farm which scores five stars (top accolade) from The Soil Association’s new rating system. This top accolade means 95-100% of the menu is organic. Why not try making their Butternut Squash, Adlestrop and Cavalo Nero Crumble Bold enough to…

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