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Smoked Trout Rillettes Ingredients 200g Smoked Trout Flaked 100g Smoked Salmon torn 50g Mayonnaise 75g Crème Fraiche 1 Dessert spoon of each Chopped Dill, Chives & Chervil 15g Creamed Horseradish Lemon Juice & Zest Ground White Pepper Salt Method In one bowl combine your horseradish, Mayonnaise, Crème Fraiche & Herbs. Once all combined add your salmon, trout and ...Read more

Mincemeat Parfait Ingredients 375g Chopped Mincemeat 100ml water 130g Sugar 6 Egg Yolks 20g Sugar 300g Double Cream 2 Egg whites 80g Sugar A squeeze of Lemon Juice Method To make the syrup add the 100ml water and 130g sugar and take to 115˚c. Whisk the 6 egg yolks and 20g sugar to a white ribbon in ...Read more

Slow Roast Pork Belly Feeds 8 Ingredients 1 Large Pork Belly Skin on and scored 12 Large Carrots 4 Spanish Onions 1 Head of Garlic Peeled 2 Kg New Potatoes 6 Braeburn Apples 3 Bay Leaves 4 Sprigs Rosemary 6 Sprigs of Thyme 500ml Fresh Apple Juice Olive Oil Salt Method Peel all your vegetables. Cut the onion into ...Read more

Poached Rhubarb and Yorkshire Rhubarb Soup With the rhubarb season now well underway this month’s recipe celebrates the delicate flavour of this wonderful, under-rated English vegetable. 400g Yorkshire Rhubarb 40g Lemon Grass 1 Vanilla Pod 20g Ginger 2 Orange Juice 1 Lemon Juice 150g Sugar 600g Water Method: Bring all ingredients to the boil (except rhubarb) and leave to infuse. Once ...Read more

Valentines Passion Fruit Tart This dessert sums up Valentines for me. I’m posting this up early so you get a chance to practice before the day. It’s succulent, indulgent, fresh and the clue is in the name. It really will get your juices following!!! Ingredients 300 ml Passed Passion Fruit Lemon Juice 2 Orange Zests 270g Sugar 9 Eggs ...Read more

Russell Bateman

Colette’s Review in Good Food Guide 2014

Colette’s Review in Good Food Guide 2014

Posted : September 09, 2013

The Grove, Colette’s Ingredients-led passion in a Georgian Mansion Chandler’s Cross, WD3 4TG Tel no: (01923) 296010 http://www.thegrove.co.uk Modern British | £75 Cooking score: 6 A fetching Georgian mansion overlooking a bit of Hertfordshire known as Charlotte’s Vale, the Grange [sic] provides the settings and the amenities (including an organic walled garden) for Russell Bateman’s …Read more

Universal Cookery & Food Festival

Universal Cookery & Food Festival

Posted : July 04, 2013

Don your wellies, bring your passion and get stuck in at the universal cookery & food festival 2013! Designed by chefs, for chefs, the food festival gives everyone from chefs and caterers to farmers and growers, a chance to learn, be inspired and join together. We need you all to bring on the camaraderie, break …Read more

Master Chefs of Great Britain Award Dinner

Master Chefs of Great Britain Award Dinner

Posted : May 20, 2013

I was fortunate to be invited to cook at the awards dinner which was in part, the latest  Dingley Dell flying visit “Running with the Herd – when education meats industry”. I was privileged to get to work with some wonderfully talented young people from Westminster Kingsway College on the evening. I am pleased to report the …Read more

Harpers Bazaar Review

Harpers Bazaar Review

Posted : April 12, 2013

Contemporary fine dining in an 18th century location The buzz Set in a sophisticated dining room with high ceilings and ornate 18th century mouldings, in the heart of the five-star Grove Hotel, Colette’s offers a luxury fine dining experience. Run under the watchful eye of innovative head chef Russell Bateman, the restaurant is known for …Read more

Salt Magazine

Salt Magazine

Posted : February 28, 2013

Very privileged to be part of the first issue of Salt Magazine. Here we are looking a bit tidier than usual really big version (6.8Mb)

Dingley Dell: Swine, Dine & Snooze!

Dingley Dell: Swine, Dine & Snooze!

Posted : December 05, 2012

I was fortunate again to be involved in one the “Flying visits” bought together by Dingley Dell. I have again shamelessly taken the details below from the Dingley Dell Website A six course delicious porky feast at the fantastic Titchwell Manor Hotel for ‘Swine, Dine & Snooze!’ Not only did we have a fantastic line up …Read more