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It was a proud moment for us here at L'Ortolan to first see Gareth, our talented sous chef on the big screen, and with something as highly regarded as BBC's MasterChef: The Professionals, we were all on tenterhooks watching his TV debut.
With incredible comments from his first dish, right through to his last in in the semi-finals, we knew we needed to share some of his inspired creations wit...
Wednesday 13th September, 2017 - 01189 888 500
Climb into the driver's seat of the supercar of your choice*
Experience L'Ortolan's superb cuisine
Mingle with other car lovers as you sip Champagne
Enjoy a spin in your chosen supercar and then return to L'Ortolan to enjoy a three course Michelin starred lunch with the other Supercar Gourmet Event guests.Drive Times...
We were thrilled when we heard that our barman Manos and
head sommelier Konrad had achieved 5th place in the UK finals at the Skinos
Mediterranean Cocktails Challenge recently.
It was a global cocktail competition with a Mediterranean theme. Rules were, 2 bartenders 1 cocktail and Mastiha liqueur as the base of the cocktail. Nine countries took part (Greece, USA, Cyprus, Lebanon, Holland, Fra...
Negroni was first mixed in Florence, Italy, in 1919. Count
Camillo Negroni concocted it by asking the bartender to strengthen his
favourite cocktail, the Americano by adding gin rather than the normal soda
water. The bartender also added an orange garnish rather than the typical lemon
garnish of the Americano to signify that it was a completely different drink.
Make your own:
To keep things spiced up, we try to incorporate a little difference where we can, and we have certainly done that with our twist on the classic Southside cocktail.
We took the Southside cocktail and shook things up a bit by using our Manuka infused Gin, hence re-naming it as 'Herbal Southside'. We are the only Restaurant around to home brew Gin with Manuka, and these are the details that will g...