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Thank you for visiting our blog.  We hope you enjoy the wide variety of posts on here. Please do comment, ask questions and engage we us - we love to chat and sharing the knowledge and passion for food and drink is very much a part of who we are. 

(The latest 5 Posts are listed below)


Open Day at LOrtolan - June 2015
EVENTS Posted: 24/06/2015
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On Friday 19th June locals and guests were invited to take a look behind the scenes at L’Ortolan and enjoy a whole host of displays, demonstrations and tastings.  Around 200 visitors attended on the day and ticket sales raised a total of £871 for Alexander Devine children’s charity. We were ...

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The Apprentice - I never thought it would lead to this
KITCHEN Posted: 23/06/2015
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The Apprentice - I never thought it would lead to this Welcome to my blog! I'm a soon to be, 17 year old apprentice working my crocs off to be the next Gordon Ramsay. Looking back, I never thought my school work experience would lead to this (just want to thank my food tech teacher in this space, as I'm not sure I ever really did. You know who you are). A three year apprenticeship with a Michelin starred restaur...

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Mas del Périé Dinner - April 2015
EVENTS Posted: 23/04/2015
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Mas del Périé Dinner - April 2015 Last night we had immense pleasure in welcoming winemaker Fabien Jouves from Mas del Périé to introduce the fabulous Malbec he produces in the small village of Cahors in South West France. The estate is biodynamic, the whole vinification process occurs naturally without any additives. It was a wonderful evening with our guests being treate...

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Easter Temptation
RECIPES Posted: 02/04/2015
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Easter Temptation Chocolate Cardamom & Orange Dessert Easter is the time for chocolate and it doesn’t get more indulgent than this delicious dessert.  Chocolate is always very popular with our guests so we thought you might enjoy re-creating our little chocolate temptation - a stunning dessert for a family gathering or get together with friends. ...

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Orange Marmalade & Thyme Cosmopolitan
COCKTAILS Posted: 24/03/2015
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Orange Marmalade & Thyme Cosmopolitan When it comes to the wonderful world of cocktails, there are few concoctions as iconic as the Cosmopolitan.  Our cocktail of the week ‘Marmalade & Thyme Cosmopolitan’ has been one of our guest favourites. Bring out your creative edge and sip a touch of L’Ortolan by mixing your own Cosmopolitan, perfect for when you’re entertaining friends and family at home. Our ‘Marmalade & Thyme Cos...

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