Food by Bazza has been foraging!
And here is the result:
Very delicious Wild Garlic Pesto, locally foraged and produced!
Please get in touch for orders and enquiries.
Just recently I’ve noticed a level of abuse against bloggers by some food writers. You see, the thing is we often get freebies and so it is said that any reviews myself and my lovely friends make on restaurants and other establishments have a total bias. This has made me feel a little stormy (not Daniels!) and it’s not true. We all have the same philosophy, if we can’t be …
I’ve been a big fan of the Fish Hotel since it opened a couple of years ago. Very importantly, it’s the most beautiful half hour walk from Broadway for a Sunday lunchtime pint!
Well, it has undergone a massive makeover and I was delighted to be invited to the opening night party.
You are probably aware of an event at The Lygon Arms last Thursday.
Theo Randall heads up the kitchen at The Intercontinental Hotel in Park Lane. Theo is well known as a great asset to the industry and has a tremendous reputation for his rustic, but stylish, Italian cuisine and he was the guest chef for the evening at the dear old Lygon.
Theo Randall and his assistant, Aiden
Life is finally returning to a measure of normality after a frenetic Christmas and New Year. As always, it’s such a pleasure to be surrounded by my lovely family and good friends.
The reality is I am about to start on an exciting new project in Cheltenham. All I can tell you at this stage is, it’s about gin! Needless to say, I am very excited!
Like most of you, I’m sure, our Christmas Day food prep is under way.
Just in case you need it, here are a couple of tips for the best roast turkey:
Brine it – You can do this 24/48hrs in advance and it’s well worth it for a succulent end result.
So, it’s stunningly beautiful and it opens today!
I give you:
This is hugely welcomed in Cheltenham and much anticipated.
Last night was launch night and it was really such a pleasure to be there amongst some great friends. For a start off there were members of our lovely local blogging community, with which I am so pleased to be associated, as well as loads of industry mates and, well, just some very good friends.…
I left The Lygon Arms in 2003, shortly after it was sold on by The Savoy Group. I have treasured memories of my time at the dear old Lygon, associating with the hotel legend who was Douglas Barrington and some other remarkable people at the Lygon itself, including MD Kirk Ritchie, and also within The Savoy Group, such as Ramon Pajares and Willie Bauer.
It’s been a busy old year!
As I mentioned in my last post, I was asked to help open a farm shop in Chipping Campden, called Fillet & Bone, earlier this year. I had the best job of putting together a collection of amazing suppliers, many of whom are local to The Cotswolds. It’s been an eye opening to the rich and diverse collection of artisan foodstuffs available in the area. Here are just some of them:
I apologise to all my loyal supporters for a lack of posts this year. I am pleased to say life has been very busy!
I have missed all the interaction and so I have given myself a slap on the face and decided to get on with it.
So here is a resume of what’s been happening in my life.