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"Mark is simply a magician" - The first Kitchen Table diners
6 diners, 9 courses, 1 chef, and a whole host of brand new incredibly innovative and
mouth-watering dishes by Development Chef, Mark Apsey.
On Friday 2nd
December, L’Ortolan, Reading’s only Michelin starred restaurant, launched the
first ‘The Kitchen Table’, which is a bespoke dining...
A bit of the Festive
Cocktail History at L'Ortolan
run up to Christmas in 2005, the then L’Ortolan Head Chef Will Holland received
a huge order of figs in order to prepare them for the December menu. The figs
were to be poached and served with vanilla panacotta, so during November they
were lightly cooked and placed...
In the not so distant history of England truffle hunting was
common thing, with a booming industry in the South through the 18th and 19th
century. But unfortunately, as farming methods changed and modernised, this was
a skill that had gradually died out by the 1930’s. Truffle hunting was almost
lost, but not forgotten.
That was until 12 years ago, wh...
This iconic French cheese comes into season late September in time for the winter months.
The Massif du Mont d'Or, rises to a height of 1,450 meters. Over the years there has been a heated argument who made the Vacherin first, the French or the Swiss. The Swiss have finally conceded that the French were the first.
The cheese is always presented in a wooden box and bound with spruce...
From grouse and venison to duck and pigeon, game’s very much on the menu for Autumn at Michelin Star Restaurant, L'Ortolan.
When the air is crisp and the leaves start to fall,
you'll love recipes that showcase the season's best flavours. The smell of
apples and pumpkin spice might be in the air, but it's autumn recipes w...