MAY 2022

Anna Hansen presents a beautifully fresh dish for May. As the evenings grow lighter and longer you can take the rewarding time to gently braise fresh borlotti in white wine, fennel, leeks, bay and smoked paprika. The creamy and unctuous beans are a perfect foil for the sweet and vibrant yellow courgettes that are roasted with a rub of lemon verbena gremolata. Sea bream has a wonderfully clean taste and meaty texture that will absorb the zesty smokiness of the courgettes and borlotti. This is a dish to rejoice in summer's approach and is as soothing as it is invigorating.

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 Mandrarossa, Laguna Secca Chardonnay from Sicily, Italy.

Click the waveform below to hear about this pairing.

Wild Radish · Anna - Pan Fried Sea Bream Smoky Vanilla
this month's playlist

**Disco Rarities**

Quite possibly one of the most instantly recognisable genres in the history of music, Disco is a demographic-busting movement whose influence is still seismic to this day.

Walk into the right neon-lit bar in any city in the world on a Saturday night and the chances are you’ll be greeted by the sight of DJ elbow deep in a crate of outlandishly adjourned vinyl as a heady soundtrack of Donna Summer, Chic, Rick James et al. gets your head involuntarily nodding along.

Hit the real jackpot, however, and your selector might eschew the Sister Sledge and go deeper...

...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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