BBC Good Food Reader Events
Join us for an exclusive subscriber lunch at Belmond Le Manoir
Book now to attend this exclusive subscriber-only event on 21st February. We’ve teamed up with Raymond Blanc to plan a special lunch at his beautiful hotel and restaurant, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. Originally a crumbling Oxfordshire manor house, chef-patron Raymond – the only chef to be awarded both an OBE from the Queen and the equivalent of a knighthood from France – transformed it into one of the UK’s top restaurants and a luxury hotel complete with a cookery school, orchard and kitchen gardens.
On arrival, we’ll start with a Laurent-Perrier champagne reception hosted by Raymond, where he will answer any culinary questions, followed by his delicious four-course lunch menu (see sample menu, right). Each dish will be accompanied with carefully selected wines. At the end of the afternoon, you’ll receive a copy of Raymond’s book, A Taste of My Life, and a goodie bag worth £25 packed with foodie treats to take home.
Confit of trout, cucumber, horseradish & mooli
La Courge Musquée
Ravioli of butternut squash, pumpkin broth & blue cheese
Roast loin of venison, celeriac, chicory, celery & hazelnut
Millionaire’s shortbread & salted butter ice cream
Date: Thursday 21st February
Place: Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Great Milton, Oxford
Price: £195 for magazine subscribers only. Price includes champagne reception, a four-course lunch with accompanying wines, coffee and petits fours, and a copy of A Taste of My Life by Raymond Blanc.
Book now by calling 01844 277200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn how to ‘colour your free crêpe’ with Bonne Maman
Join us for an exclusive subscriber event celebrating Pancake Day. Spend an afternoon with jam specialists Bonne Maman and learn how to make the perfect crêpes. With Pancake Day on the horizon, the famous French conserve producer is running two exclusive workshops. Working alongside
Bonne Maman’s own cookery expert will be the Breton chefs of Mamie’s Crêperie in London’s Covent Garden, revealing the secrets of making traditional galettes and crêpes before guiding you through cooking your own sweet and savoury recipes.
Have fun trying combinations of Bonne Maman's conserves and caramels to colour your crêpes, then enjoy eating them with a glass of Breton cider. Attendees will also receive a goodie bag lled with Bonne Maman conserves, salted caramel and ‘colour your crêpe’ recipes, as well as their new cookbook Breakfast Savoir-Faire and an apron.
Only 16 lucky subscribers will win a place at one of two sessions, so register now for your chance to be there. Bon appétit!
Date: Thursday 28th February
Place: Mamie’s Crêperie Fine and Cidrothèque, 19 Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5JS
Choice of times: 1-3pm or 6-8pm