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Summer, my favourite season, has arrived!
The gardens at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons have burst 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 have been busy at many events already this summer including; National Geographic Traveller FestivalBelmond British Pullman Dinner, The Curated Plate Culinary Festival in Australia  and looking forward to Big Feastival at the end of August.

Also, Brasserie Blanc restaurants have a new exciting menu for summer 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


The spring pea


The spring pea


The spring pea


The spring pea


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.

An Evening with Raymond Blanc at Lord's Dining Club

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

Brasserie Blanc’s new summer menu

A la carte refresh in time for summer.

La Belle Epoque at Belmond Le Manoir

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