Summer at the Samling , Windermere.

    We went to the Samling to celebrate our Wedding anniversary with a quick 4 course set Sunday lunch menu. Don’t ask me how we ended up on Tasting menus with Wine pairing , a  4 hour lunch and a tour of the Wine cellar. All in all it was a fantastic afternoon amongst…

Rogan & Co , Cartmel Village.

I head back down to the delightful village of Cartmel for lunch at Chef Simon Rogan’s restaurant, Rogan & Co , little sister of the wonderful L`Enlcume (5 minutes’ walk away). Newly appointed Chef Tom Barnes joined the L`Enclume team in 2011 and went on to win the Roux Scholarship 2 years later in 2014….

Temple Sowerby house

Cumbria , once again turning out these little delights for the destination food traveller. Thanks to social media and our very own Taste Cumbria foodie magazine i`ve managed to add yet another wonderful restaurant to my list “Temple Sowerby House” . One hour drive from home and 10 minutes off the M6 motorway and i`m…

Restaurant Mark Greenaway – Edinburgh.

We were only up in Edinburgh for a quick 2 night break so a quickfire plan needed put together. I decided to book somewhere totally new and contacted Chef Mark Greenaway to try out his restaurant in the city centre. There`s a couple of good cocktail bars close by (The Dome and Panda and sons…

Askham Hall , Lowther Estates.

It`s taken me far too long to get myself over to Askham hall and after staying there for a night I really can`t wait to return again. For those wanting a hidden escape in a romantic little Cumbrian village then this is definitely the place to head to. The 13th century hotel (formerly the family home…

The Old Stamp House – Ambleside

Chef Ryan Blackburn really impressed me on the last series of Professional Masterchef and as soon as I got the opportunity i had to go and see what his Ambleside kitchen was turning out. I found Ryans food to be creative , accurately cooked and I really did enjoy it. Why have I taken so…

Castle Dairy , Kendal – Tucked away cooking wonderful food.

I wouldn`t mind betting that virtually none of you have ever heard of Castle Dairy in Kendal , Cumbria`s South Lakes. I keep on repeating myself on here and so i`ll say it once again – “Yet another hidden Lake district gem appears on my radar” . Really good restaurants are popping up all over…

Taillevent Paris v Taillevent London

Being a total old school classic cuisine freak I jumped at the chance of dining at Restaurant Taillevent during my visit to Paris. For lovers of highly skilled traditional “proper” French cooking then this is definitely the place to go. A formal service encompassing classic cooking techniques and ingredients , super rich Cream , Butter…

Alain Ducasse , LONDON.

A pre Xmas meal at the 3 Michelin starred `Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester` hotel in London. A stunning hotel and an amazing looking restaurant. The service was classic and extremely attentive,  top of the tree faultless. Chef Jean-Philippe Blondet  worked in the restaurant under Executive chef Jocelyn Herland and took over the kitchens after…

“Meat Fruit” – Making a Heston favourite at home.

Originally posted on Cumbriafoodie:
Mandarin “Meat fruit” filled with a surprise Chicken liver parfait Reblogged from 2011  – I`ve reblogged this post as it`s head and shoulders above my other posts as the most popular one on Cumbriafoodie. Seems like Heston has spread his wings worldwide as I have requests and messages from Australia ,…

Osha – Bangkok

 We return once again to one of our favourite Bangkok restaurants to enjoy the wonderful cooking of Thai Chef Purida Theeraphong. During this visit we enjoyed it so much that we had to return to eat again a few days later. The food here is traditional Thai but with a new modern approach and stunning…

Restaurant `Suhring` , Bangkok

Whenever i`m travelling in the `land of smiles` the furthest thing from my mind is eating Western food. In my book that`s a cardinal sin. When in Thailand , it should always be Thai food morning, noon and night and never anything else. Don`t go asking me how I ended up in a German Restaurant…