MAY 2022

Mark Kempson nourishes and enriches with the lightest of touches in this beautifully seasonal dish. Tender and sweet new season carrots are roasted alongside a thyme, garlic and butter infused poussin. A smoked bacon jus is spiked with sherry vinegar and wild garlic leaves that perfectly complements the crisp-skinned poussin. Jersey Royals yield their buttery earthiness, as gently wilted lettuce gives a crisp, refreshing bite. This is simple but sophisticated cooking, elegantly emphasising the flavour of our native seasonal produce.  

Hear from Mark abut his creation, and learn how to spatchcock a poussin in the video below.

bring the sommelier to your table

Matthew Jukes, our wine pairing expert has paired this dish with a 2016 Rioja, Garnacha Crianza from El Coto, Spain.

Click the waveform below to hear about this pairing.

Wild Radish · Mark - Roast Corn Fed Poussin
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.