I’m not sure who is enjoying the Guest Chef evenings at L’Ortolan more – our customers or the team of chefs in the kitchen!
The Guest Chef evenings are set to continue throughout 2011 to mark the restaurant’s tenth anniversary. So far we have enjoyed the fabulous company and cuisine of Will Holland (La Bécasse, Ludlow) and Tom Kerridge (Hand & Flowers, Marlow). Each of the special menus was complemented by Stephen Nisbet’s imaginative wine pairings- and sometimes a beer.For Will, who returned here in January, it was a surreal experience as he left in 2007 having spent three years as Head Chef at L’Ortolan. After the evening he said ‘What an honour to be the first chef in an amazing line up of guest chefs planned to cook at L’Ortolan this year to help celebrate 10 years. It was great to see so many regular guests making a special effort to attend the evening and I hope everyone got a true taste of what La Bécasse food is all about.’
Last week guests were treated to a truly mouthwatering dinner by Tom Kerridge. I wasn’t lucky enough to be there on the evening but from the amazing feedback we have had from guests and Alan Murchison’s entertaining ‘tweets’ throughout service I gather the evening was a huge success and thoroughly enjoyed by all involved… let the pictures speak for themselves!
Still more to look forward to as we await details of Chris Horridge’s menu for March 17th …and the line up of guest chefs for April, May & June!