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  • Learning to love Alsatians


    The other day we had the great pleasure to welcome Jean Trimbach, of the wonderful winery of Trimbach wines. Jean and his brother are the 12th generation of his family to make these marvellous wines, several of which we’re proud to include in the Olive Tree list. Talking with Jean,… Read More

  • Hot smoked tofu with morels, spring greens and toasted pumpkin seeds


    This early-Spring dish combines crunch and sizzle with spicy heat and fuller, smoky flavours, and it’s as healthy as it is delicious. Ingredients: 250g home smoked tofu (firm), Rice flour for dusting, Oil for frying, Large knob of root ginger sliced into fine strips1x red chilli, finely shredded, 2x… Read More

  • Independents’ Day


      This week we attended the Bath Life Awards. These are an evening to celebrate much of what Bath offers in the areas of retail, food and drink. It was a great evening, and everyone who was nominated, who won or who simply came to support these great… Read More

  • The Bucket List


    What do we have in common with Royal Ascot, Stonehenge and The International Antiques and Collectors Fair in Newark, Nottinghamshire? It turns out we’re included, like them and quite a few others, in the UK section of ‘1,000 Places To See Before You Die’. This book was first… Read More

  • Christmas pudding truffles


    Well, it’s now mid-November, and the menus are at their autumn-season peak. To my mind it’s the best time of year in Britain, especially with my love of game and the multitude of British vegetables; it makes menu-planning a real pleasure. But as with all Novembers, there’s a… Read More

  • As winter draws in something to warm the spirit!


    As always, in search of the “Artisan” produced spirit to add to the collection in the Old Q bar, we recently had a tasting of rum from our great friend Bruce, at Eaux de Vie. Bruce, who is probably the most passionate advocate of the world of fine spirits that… Read More

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