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Bonjour!

Dear Friends

As the English countryside begins to wake up to a brighter day, the air is full of the scent of spring. Preparations are in full swing to welcome you back to our glorious Oxfordshire home Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. We will be open from the 17th May and we cannot wait to see you soon.

As always, you can find recipe inspiration and cooking tips in my recipes section. There you’ll find lovely light dishes for spring. This season is full of vegetables springing to life after a long winter under the soil. It is the season for colour.

I also hope you’ve enjoyed my new TV series – ‘Simply Raymond Blanc’. All ten episodes have now aired on ITV, however, if you missed any of them, or simply want to revisit particular episodes, you can do so on the ITV Hub. This series is full to the brim with simple, delicious, fuss-free dishes that everyone can make at home.

My new cookbook ‘Simply Raymond’ is coming out next week on 29th April and and I couldn’t be prouder. This book was written mostly during lockdown as I cooked in my home kitchen, reconnecting with simple dishes I love so much. I cannot wait to share it with you.

Wishing you all good health and peace. Here’s to brighter days ahead.

Simply Raymond is a collection of my favourite home-cooked recipes. These are dishes that mean the most to me - those that connect me with family and friends and bring back the most wonderful memories. This is cooking from my heart and my home, with dishes to add to your weekly repertoire, and others for special occasions.

Welcome to spring.

Whether it’s a beautiful and light spring pea risotto for evenings at home with family, or simple and delicious crudités with a green pea vegan dip as a snack, this season is full of vegetables springing to life after a long winter under the soil. And you must not forget one of my favourite desserts, the glorious lemon tart… tangy deliciousness that is so simple to prepare.

Bon appétit.

tarte au citron (lemon tart)

Lemon tart recipe

A delicious sweet and sour experience

My Five Seasonal Stars

Chicken

The spring pea

Crudités

The spring pea

Lamb

The spring pea

Asparagus

The spring pea

Watercress

The spring pea

The spring pea

What's coming up?

Here are some of the exciting things coming up in my world

New Book 'Simply Raymond' Coming Soon

A new collection of over 100 simple, rustic and accessible dishes that deliver amazing results.

New TV Series 'Simply Raymond Blanc' coming to ITV

Raymond will be back on TV screens from Saturday 30th January for this 10-part series for ITV.

A Christmas to Remember at Le Manoir

With a range of experiences to choose from, the highlight of each day will be the festive menus inspired by French Noël and seasonal English traditions.

Memorable Gifts for this Holiday Season

Our gift cards allow you to wrap up the charm of Belmond Le Manoir and present it as a Christmas treat that will be remembered for years to come.

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