Blog from Reading's only Michelin starred restaurant
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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...
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.
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...
Tom Clarke took over the helm in the Michelin starred kitchen at L'Ortolan in January 2015. Up until then he had been Acting Head Chef for over a year working closely with Alan Murchison.
Tom’s passion for cooking began in his early years while he was growing up in Essex. He cooked at home for the family and went on to study cate...
Create a delicious New Year's Champagne cocktail for your guests – the perfect tipple for your midnight toast!
6ml of Cognac
5ml Grand Marnier
1 sugar cube
Soak the sugar cube with Angostura bitters.
Add Cognac, Cointreau and Grand Marnier and mix gently.
Top up with Champagne, garnish with fresh orange peel….an...