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Chef's Featured Recipes

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

Discover The Grove’s hidden gem – Colette’s

Discover The Grove’s hidden gem – Colette’s

Posted : December 20, 2011

I drive along a long and winding road and over a tiny bridge, passing fields and a golf course, and then a large impressive building comes into view – The Grove. The five star hotel is now firmly established on various ‘best hotel’ lists around the world, but I am going to its fine dining restaurant …Read more

Colette’s Summer / Autumn Crossover 2011

Colette’s Summer / Autumn Crossover 2011

Posted : November 20, 2011

I’m recruiting front of house

I’m recruiting front of house

Posted : November 12, 2011

I’m looking to strengthen the team at Colette’s Our  restaurant has achieved great things which has made it a regular for locals and a destination spot to enjoy the sophisticated atmosphere and great cooking that comes from the kitchen. We are getting busier by the day and I need front of house staff who are …Read more

My AA Report 2012

My AA Report 2012

Posted : November 11, 2011

Queen Victoria and Edward VII were both rather partial to dropping in on this estate for the weekend when London’s charms began to pall. It wasn’t far away even in those days, but with the capital’s onward sprawl, it seems practically a stone’s throw from the West End. What you get is a large country-estate …Read more

Diners are in Seventh heaven at Alimentum

Diners are in Seventh heaven at Alimentum

Posted : November 08, 2011

Seven top chefs, a seven-course menu – and seven grand raised for charity. Cambridge’s award-winning restaurant Alimentum staged and evening of fun and gastronomic flair in aid of Tommy’s the charity that supports research into miscarriages and premature births. Chef patron Mark Poynton rallied a team of seven culinary wizards to create a seven-course menu, …Read more

Culinary Tours des Forces Unite in Cambridge

Posted : 18 October 2011

Mark Poynton, Chef Patron of acclaimed Restaurant Alimentum in Cambridge and one of the country’s most up and coming chefs, has rallied a team of 6 of the UK’s finest culinary wizards to raise money for a truly moving cause. On Monday 31st October 2011, Mark will host a unique evening of fun and gastronomic …Read more