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Bonjour!

Summer, my favourite season, has arrived!
The gardens at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons are bursting into life, bringing so many new tastes and textures, begging to be lovingly used in recipes.
We are looking forward to welcoming our restaurant and hotel guests; this year made even more special as we celebrate our 35th anniversary!

Belmond Le Manoir will be hosting a series of special events throughout the rest of the year to celebrate this truly momentous occasion.

Team RB & I are can’t wait for our many upcoming events including; National Geographic Traveller FestivalBelmond British Pullman DinnerBig Feastival and The Curated Plate Culinary Festival in Australia.

Also, Brasserie Blanc restaurants have a new exciting menu for summer, launching on Friday too!

Meanwhile, there are plenty of my recipes for you to try at home!

Bon appétit.

Here is my recipe for Tomato Essence – a delicious dish that celebrates summer.  It is a restaurant-level recipe which takes skill and determination – but the sense of accomplishment will be worth it.

If you’re looking for something a little simpler but just as special this summer; I have also hand-picked my
five seasonal star ingredients.

I’ve created a recipe showcasing each ingredient that I hope you will enjoy cooking for your loved ones at home.

tomato essence

Tomato essence recipe

This dish is inspired by my mother’s tomato salad that I loved so much as a boy

My Five Seasonal Stars

Crab

The spring pea

Pistou

The spring pea

Tomato

The spring pea

Berries

The spring pea

Cherries

The spring pea

The spring pea

What's coming up this summer?

Here are some of the exciting things happening in my world

Special Events at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Celebrating 35 years of excellence.

Belmond British Pullman

Join me for dinner on the Belmond British Pullman

Uncover the secrets of the roaring 20s on an unforgettable trip through the British countryside this July.

The Curated Plate Culinary Festival - Sunshine Coast, Australia

Australia’s most exciting new 4-day food festival.

An Evening with Raymond Blanc at Lord's Dining Club

An evening to honour the age-old pairing of food and cricket.

Bastille Day Celebrations at Brasserie Blanc

Limited edition burger and tri-colour marshmallows available this July.

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