march 2022

Three choice plates of nascent spring will grace your table courtesy of Gabriel Waterhouse this month; a chef intuitively aligned with the seasons. The first flourish of wild garlic has been plucked to plate in the form of a pungent pesto that will ingest savoury gnocchi nuggets graciously. Roasted Jerusalem artichokes; crisp, caramelised and judiciously seasoned, have a choice of dips to descend into. A rich and decadent sherry emulsion, and a perfectly balanced sweet and sour rhubarb chutney, symphonize with the crisp earth of the artichokes. A sweet, piquant salad of pickled fennel and blood orange, flecked with snippets of fresh dill is a vibrant palette cleanser, the zest of which will sing in your mouth as a celebration of the brighter seasons to come.

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Matthew Jukes, our award winning wine pairing expert has paired this dish with a

Click the waveform below to listen to Matthew's pairing notes.

Wild Radish · Gabriel Waterhouse, Potato Gnocchi Wild Garlic
this months 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. 

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