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.
Just when we thought it couldn't get any better, we have just heard that our chef, Jimmy Gray, is among the latest nominations for Sussex Young Chef of the Year as part of this year's Sussex Food and Drink Awards 2012/13.
It has just been announced, Jeremy's is crowned South East winner of the prestigious Good Food Guide Reader's Restaurant of the Year - WOW.!
The temperature is rising at last and there is some hot stuff coming from the kitchen thanks to our young brigade led by Jimmy Gray whom we have re-entered into Sussex's young chef of the year competition and who must surely win this time.
"The world on your plate in the heart of Sussex"