The Kitchen Blog


The Season for Cheese

Jul 12, 2012

Having presented the award winning and mysterious PHANTOM FOREST – a mould-ripened Chèvre encased in ash with a creamy subtle mushroom flavour - on my cheese trolley for a while now, I was very e ...


What title should a Counts dog have?

Jun 27, 2012

Well… Babushka – what else? This was but one of the questions that went through my mind as we were invited to dine at the Domain of count Gregory, descendent of the famous musketeer D ‘Artagne. ...


Oenophile Heaven

Jun 11, 2012

What does sturgeon, an Armagnac made in 1900, caviar from Aquitaine and an Oompah band have in common? They were all part of spending an unforgettable afternoon with local wine makers in the small sce ...


Chantel’s Trip to Spain

May 31, 2012

CHANTEL DARTNALL WRITES: My recent visit to Spain was my first introduction to Spanish food and wine and was an unbelievable experience. If I had to pick two restaurants from all the wonderful establ ...