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(The latest 5 Posts are listed below)


Treat yourself to a BBC MasterChef inspired experience
KITCHEN Posted: 19/01/2018
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Treat yourself to a BBC MasterChef inspired experience 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...

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Supercar Gourmet Event Line Up
EVENTS Posted: 02/08/2017
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Supercar Gourmet Event Line Up 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...

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Afternoon Mastiha Tea
COCKTAILS Posted: 23/06/2017
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Afternoon Mastiha Tea 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, F...

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The Bitter-Sweet Negroni
COCKTAILS Posted: 15/05/2017
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The Bitter-Sweet Negroni 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 ow...

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The Herbal Southside
COCKTAILS Posted: 12/04/2017
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The Herbal Southside 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...

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