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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
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...
what to buy your dining buddy, mother-in-law, and anyone else who's got
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!
"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...