april 2022

Anna Hansen always brings a carnival of colour, texture and flavour to her dishes. This vibrant repast is no exception. The light saffron and apricot flesh of the sea trout distinguishes it from its piscine relative, the ubiquitous salmon, and Anna diligently balances the trout's subtle, nutty sweetness with the saline tang of sea kale, and the smoky caramel of black garlic. 

A vibrant slick of beetroot puree infused with ginger, is the foundation that your flaxen bouquet of sauteed sea kale will nest upon. Grapes roasted in pomegranate molasses will form the core of a unique salsa, and toasted buckwheat with caraway seeds fuse into a soil that adds a final savoury garnish to Anna’s glorious technicolour feast. 

Anna will tell you about his creation, below:

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Matthew Jukes, our wine pairing expert has paired this dish with a 2019 Rubillo, Cesanese, Principe Pallavincini from Lazio, Italy.

Click the waveform below to hear about this pairing.

Wild Radish · Anna - Pan Roast Sea Trout
this month's playlist

*Wait...I know this one*

Sampling. Arguably a musical phenomenon that’s been around since composers first put quill to parchment. The practise was popularised through musical “quotations”, amongst flurries of virtuosity, in dark jazz clubs and truly solidified through the stratospheric rise of turntable-based hip hop starting around the 80s. Depending on who you ask it’s either a glorious revolution that’s helped shaped our ideas of what modern music truly is - or literal theft.

Regardless of opinion the way sampling has influenced the music of today is utterly undeniable. Listen to the first track in this playlist for evidence of that: if it sounds familiar you may have heard one of the 5000+ tracks that have sampled it’s famous drum break.

So here’s to the unsung heroes of modern music, raise a glass and see how many samples you can spot.

...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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