It's getting to that time of year when we need some borrowed sunshine, so why not end summer in style at our South of France wine dinner on Thursday 25th October, in the company of Anne Roque.
The nights are nippy, the days are getting shorter as we ponder Keats's cherished and oft used homage to the seasons. In mellow and fruitful mood we have planned our season's events to warm the soul and make the very best of autumnal ingredients.
Come Dine with Bordeaux - a dinner built around the classic pleasures of Bordeaux at our wine evening on Thursday 27th September.
Well done to our team last week who handled business extremely well whilst Vera and I, together with friends and family, celebrated her birthday in Mallorca. We have come to fall in love with this island over the last few years, particularly the magnificent village of Deia and nearby Soller. Nineteen of us shared a joyful meal at Ca's Pato March in Cala Deia on a perfect Mediterranean evening.
We had such a great day at the London presentation of The Good Food Guide Readers' Restaurant of the Year Awards last month; Vera chatted to Angela Hartnett and we rubbed shoulders with the good and the great of the foodie world and although we didn't scoop the national award, we are extremely proud of our achievement as winner of the South East regional award.
"modern classics working with nature"