MARCH 2022 - Founder special residency

Anthea Stephenson traverses the globe with 3 courses of harmonious culinary fusion this month.

A gracious blend of sheep’s ricotta and mascarpone welcome the sweet bite of purple sprouting broccoli. Toasted pine nuts & nutmeg infiltrate your palette, as the peppery mown grass of Felsina extra virgin olive oil elevates comfort to decadence.

Quail’s can stand the heat, and a pungent Caribbean rub complements this sweet and tender bird. King of the beans; the borlotti, slow cooked with thyme to a creamy unctuousness, is the perfect foil for oven blistered black grapes steeped in red wine. The mustard tones of Cima di Rapa give bite and ballast to this voluptuary repast.

Cleansing comes in the form of a classic posset. Suffused with blood orange, a buttery oat crunch, and crowned with Tulloch Estate 76% Jamaican chocolate, all raisin, toffee and hazelnut, you will finish this meal a well travelled and well seasoned gourmand.  

bring the sommelier to your table

Matthew Jukes, our wine pairing expert has paired this dish with 2020 Dandelion Vineyard, Enchanted Garden of the Eden Valley, South Australia.

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

Wild Radish · Sprouting broccoli, quails and posset
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. 

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