Monthly Archives: October 2010


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This recipe is a modern day classic in our eyes, it is so simple yet the end results are great. The recipe itself is based on Richard Neat’s recipe which appeared in the Caterer many moons ago and has been tweeked mainly because of the inability to get a regular […]

Recipe ~ Chilled Chocolate Fondant



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So this week we’ve had a glut of responses to our calls for chefs to participate in our series of ‘5questions’. One such respondent was Heston Blumenthal’s former Head Chef, Dominic Chapman. Now ploughing his trade just down the road from The Fat Duck empire at The Royal Oak, Paley […]

Words of Advice ~ Dominic Chapman



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This post in our series of  ‘5 Questions’ comes from the person who is still reputedly still the youngest person to be awarded a Michelin star. Many years have  past by and  Mr Byrne has since worked in many profiled kitchens, Peacock Alley, Danesfield House, Pied a Terre, Tom Aikens […]

Words of Advice ~ Aiden Byrne


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So as we near the end of the award season, last night was yet another excuse to get dressed up. The National Restaurant awards in London coincided with the Restaurant show. So having had the list for a little while now, it begs some of the same questions as when […]

Our view of the National Restaurant Awards