march 2022

Mild, sweet and tender rabbit nestles alongside marinated Castelfranco in this enervating dish from Alyn Williams. Anjou rabbits are less gamey and pair melodiously with the sharp and creamy notes of mustard and creme fraiche. The woody citrus of Marjoram lends a welcome and warm herbal infusion to the sauce. The delicate aroma of roasted Kohlrabi, permits Castelfranco, massaged with aged balsamic, to release it’s bittersweet notes without interruption. Textures abound in this dish; from crunch & crisp, to unctuous and yielding, giving a holistic, rounded and exciting experience for the palette.

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Matthew Jukes, our award winning wine pairing expert has paired this dish with a 2019 Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc, Famille Perrin, France

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Wild Radish · Pan-fried sea bream with glazed baby onions, salsify and Jerusalem artichoke purée by Richard Galli
this month's playlist

*Shoegaze Revival*

It’s the soundtrack to the quintessential 80s alternative American high school prom scene. The ice-cool loner shyly locks eyes (through a perfectly coiffed wayward fringe) with their crush over a gaudily lit, empty dance floor. Smoke machines, vaseline on the lens and disco lights. Lonely, ethereal songs of heartbreak and irreverence that seem to play out exclusively in slow motion.

Only now, it’s on TikTok. A whole new generation have been feverishly consuming every morsel of Mazzy Star, My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive and Cocteau Twins they can lay their hands on. Through years of on and off social isolation at such a formative age - a new school of musicians have emerged.

Emboldened by the defiant other-ness of the classic, 80’s genre that slunk back into the shadows as Brit-pop reared it’s gelled, madforit head.

...about our music.

Our series of playlists are designed to accompany you all the way from the cooking, to the dining. Taking you on journeys that are a mixture of both the familiar and the adventurous, just as our menus are.

No more letting food get cold while you decide what to listen to, we have got you covered.

Compiling the playlists is Matt Farthing, a multi-disciplinary instrumentalist, composer and sound designer whose music and compositions have been played on radio stations as far ranging as Classic FM, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 3 and BBC 1 Xtra.