Restaurant Review and Chef Q & A – James Dugan, Seasons Restaurant, Four Seasons Hampshire

Chef James Dugan has come home – in more ways than one. The newly appointed Executive Head Chef at Four Seasons Hampshire is both rejoining the Four Seasons family, having spent an early part of his career at Four Seasons Park Lane, and returning to his native county as a Hampshire resident. The Luxury Restaurant Guide…

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Croquet becomes the fashion in England’s finest Country House Hotels

Croquet loses out to Tennis at Wimbledon We are all currently a frenzy with tennis as Wimbledon 2015 reaches its final conclusion but did you know that it was actually the game of croquet that was first established and played on the lawns of this now hallowed ground? In fact the All England Lawn Tennis Club…

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Why You Should Drink Cognac From A Champagne Flute And Other Connoisseurs Tips

Cognac.  The very word embodies sophistication and class.  This ancient drink should not be confused with brandies from Spain, Cyprus or other countries and it should also not be confused with its sister spirit Armagnac.  True cognac is only from the Cognac region in France, an area stretching from La Rochelle in the north east,…

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The Ivy Chelsea Garden makes its mark

Suiting the trend towards a more relaxed laid-back dining style, Caprice Holdings opened The Ivy Chelsea Garden last night on the site of the old Henry J Beans on the Kings Road, Chelsea. In the last 12 months the iconic Grade II listed building, which sits approximately midway down the Kings Road, has been sensitively…

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Restaurant Review – The Estate Grill at Great Fosters Hotel, Egham

Team DR were in the enviable position last week of trying out the new spring menu in the Estate Grill at Great Fosters as guests of its’ charming General Manager, Richard Young. The Estate Grill is currently going from strength to strength. Using outstanding ingredients, many grown on the Great Fosters estate and freshly picked,…

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SPRING TOUR OF THE GARDENS AT HIGHGROVE PLUS CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION, LUNCH AND AFTERNOON TEA AT CALCOT MANOR

SPRING TOUR OF THE GARDENS AT HIGHGROVE PLUS CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION, LUNCH AND AFTERNOON TEA AT CALCOT MANOR FOR £95 Back by popular demand, industry charity Hospitality Action will be hosting its seventh annual spring tour of the gardens at Highgrove on Thursday 30th April, to raise much-needed funds and awareness of the charity’s work. Despite…

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Spotlight on – Historic Sussex Hotels and the Flavours of Sussex

Flavours of Sussex – the importance of food provenance to Historic Sussex Hotels Provenance, sustainability, the environment and ethical food are high on the agenda at privately owned Historic Sussex Hotels – a collection of three very distinctive luxury hotels set in some of the most beautiful locations in West Sussex. Each hotel is unique in…

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