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Thank you for visiting our blog.  We hope you enjoy the wide variety of posts on here. Please do comment, ask questions and engage we us - we love to chat and sharing the knowledge and passion for food and drink is very much a part of who we are. 

(The latest 5 Posts are listed below)


Our answer to your 'Dry January' prayers
COCKTAILS Posted: 18/01/2017
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Our answer to your 'Dry January' prayers If you’re partaking in ‘Dry January,’ you’re more than half way through. So first things first, congratulations on staying off the alcohol! Now, it must start to get tiresome when you are out with friends who aren’t joining in the challenge, enjoying their mojitos, champagne or a cheeky G & T and you aren’t even aloud close enough for a sniff. So we come bar...

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L'Ortolan's Last Minute Christmas Tips
FOOD Posted: 20/12/2016
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L'Ortolan's Last Minute Christmas Tips Where do you start with last minute Christmas tips. We all have our different ways of cooking our Christmas lunch, whether it be Turkey, Venison, Goose or even a Nut Roast, there are several little pointers that can help even the most novice of cooks. Some tips may just seem common sense, but time and time again we discover from our masterclasses that there are...

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Christmas gift ideas to ease the stress this year...
L'ORTOLAN Posted: 12/12/2016
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Here's what to buy your dining buddy, mother-in-law, and anyone else who's got you stumped. We all have that one person that we find challenging to buy for at Christmas, or one that you must impress, so we hope our gift guide will make it that little bit easier, if you are still struggling! ...

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The Kitchen Table
FOOD Posted: 07/12/2016
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The Kitchen Table "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...

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A Christmas tipple for Mr & Mrs Claus
COCKTAILS Posted: 24/11/2016
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A Christmas tipple for Mr & Mrs Claus A bit of the Festive Cocktail History at L'Ortolan During the 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...

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