Infotel Magazine | Edition 7 | 2016

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Caribbean celebrity hang-outs in beautiful Barbados get us dreaming of fine sand and sunshine in this month's edition. Head Chef Alan Ford tempts with his classic lobster and scallops dish and we take a closer look at Edinburgh in August with the Fringe Festival and marching military bands plus the latest from our new member hotels including special offers.

Dates for the Diary

What to do, where to stay

2016 Edition 7

The Guest Book

This month’s top picks

Infotel Specials

The latest discounts

Barbados Breaks

A taste of the very good life

Let the food do the talking

Head Chef Alan Ford gets fishy!

Edinburgh in August

Exciting, engaging and totally entertaining


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CONTENTS

4

The Guest Book

10 to 17

Barbados Breaks

24 & 25

A Postcard from Edinburgh

5

Dates for the Diary

18 & 19

Let the Food do the Talking

26 & 27

Featured Hotels

6 & 7

Featured Hotels

8 & 9

Infotel: Working for you

20 & 21

Featured Hotels

22 & 23

Infotel Specials

28 & 29

Featured Group: Milsoms

30 & 31

Chefs Corner: Free Recipe

Front Cover: One Sandy Lane Inside Cover: Atholl Palace Hotel

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This month’s collection of Infotel properties to tempt you away

Surrey Hills Hotel

Surrey

Atlantic Hotel

Cornwall

Angus Hotel & Almonds

Bistro Cumbria

Gallt Y Glyn

Gwynedd

Lakeview Holiday

Cottages Somerset

The Kerryman

West Midlands

Wheatsheaf Pub

West Sussex

Whitburn House Hotel

Lancashire

Alma Lodge Hotel

Cheshire

Urr Valley Country

House Hotel Dumfries

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DATES FOR THE DIARY AUGUST 2016

What’s On?

The Robin Hood

Festival at

Sherwood Forest

1 - 7 August

Nottingham

Sandringham Food

& Drink Festival

6 August

Sandringham

What?

Brighton Pride

5 - 7 August

Brighton

Where?

Bristol International

Balloon Fiesta 2016

11 - 14 August

Bristol

When?

Portsmouth

International

Kite Festival

13 & 14 August

Portsmouth

Reading Festival

26 - 28 August

Reading

Bakewell

Baking Festival

13 & 14 August

Bakewell

V Festival

19 - 21 August

Chelmsford

Staffordshire

Notting Hill Carnival

28 & 29 August

Notting Hill

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FEATURE

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Hintlesham Hall

Ipswich, Suffolk IP8 3NS

From

£110

01775 843413

Lines open 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday

Dating back to the 1400s and steeped in history,

Hintlesham Hall impresses with its traditional

decor, stately bedrooms, beautiful surroundings,

superb on-site spa, outdoor heated pool and

award-winning cuisine.

A total of 32 individual rooms are available,

unique in style and full of character with four poster

or canopy beds, panelled walls and timbered

ceilings, works of art and a mix of modern and

antique furnishings.

The Spa offers a full choice of programmes and

treatments and for the more energetic, the gymnasium

has a wide range of equipment under the supervision

of fully qualified instructors. Guests are welcome to

Hintlesham Golf Club which

shares the estate.

Perfectly placed for exploring Suffolk and

‘Constable Country’, with the popular village of

Lavenham and the coastal town of Aldeburgh just

a short distance away.

“Thank you for putting a smile

on our faces, I cannot recommend

this place highly enough”

Trip Advisor Reviewer

Turn to page 18 for our interview with

Hintlesham Hall’s Head Chef Alan Ford

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70 Onsite Free WiFi Restaurant/

Catering

Bar

24hr

Reception

Room

Service

Sports &

Leisure

Spa

Check In

2.00pm

Check Out

12.00pm


FEATURE

The Casa Hotel

& Restaurant

Camberley, Hampshire GU46 6BT

From

£149

£85

01775 843413

Lines open 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday

Parts of the building date back to the 17th

Century, with the charming bar showcasing

many of the original features, including oak

beams and an open fire place. With views

over the beautiful grounds, the 63 spacious

bedrooms and suites have been designed

and decorated to a deluxe standard with

free Wifi, tea and coffee making facilities

plus plasma TVs with pay per view movies.

The superb restaurant, Marco Pierre White

Wheeler’s of St. James, is open every day

for lunch and dinner, serving a delicious,

authentic British menu.

The hotel is just a few minutes drive from

Basingstoke, Bracknell, Reading and

Farnborough.

“Friendly and attentive.

Would stay again”

Booking.com Reviewer

80 Onsite Free WiFi Restaurant/

Catering

Bar

CCTV/ 24hr

Reception

Air

Conditioning

Christmas

Parties

Weddings

Check In

2.50pm

Check Out

11.00am

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FEATURE

Whao! We’re going to

Barbados

If you’re dreaming of sunshine from sunrise

to sunset, a gentle breeze blowing through

swaying palm trees, sand between your toes

and swish and stylish accommodation, then

our Barbados Collection does not disappoint!

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BARBADOS BREAKS

Our Barbados collection

offers a taste of the good life,

seriously delivering a five star plus

experience with picture perfect beaches,

fabulous facilities and a first class service

at a rich and famous price tag!

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BARBADOS BREAKS

One Sandy Lane

One Sandy Lane, St James, Barbados

It’s the perfect balance of fine living

with a laid-back lifestyle in a naturally

beautiful setting at One Sandy Lane.

Palatial, elegant villas where every

creature comfort has already been

imagined and catered for, a secluded

beach and majestic gardens, infinity

pool, fitness centre, dockage for yachts

and off-shore moorings for the bigger

boats - welcome to the very good life!

Where biometric fingerprinting gets

you in and keeps any enemies at bay!

Prices for a villa based on four sharing

begin at £15,000 per night but that

does include breakfast and you may

bump into Simon Cowell, if he’s home!

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BARBADOS BREAKS

Sandy Lane Hotel

One Sandy Lane, St James, Barbados

Considered the premier address in the

Caribbean, the luxury Sandy Lane Hotel is

world famous for its peaceful setting and

first class service, making it one of those

special places that if you’re lucky enough

to go to, you will never want to leave.

The resort features 112 guestrooms

and suites plus a five bedroom villa,

four restaurants, seven bars, three golf

courses and a spa (a special world of its

own with its impressive marble reception

and sweeping staircase leading to the

treatment suites and water therapies).

Exceptional cuisine celebrating the

flavours of the world can be enjoyed in

exquisite surroundings or kick back and

relax in the beachside bar overlooking

the glorious platinum coast of St. James.

A haven to the rich and famous, look

out for Oprah, Bill Gates, Elton John, the

Beckhams, the Rooneys or Rihanna!

Prices in September start from £725

(one night, room only, two people).

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BARBADOS BREAKS

Beach View Hotel

Paynes Bay, St James, Barbados

Set amid 1.2 hectares of landscaped

gardens, this upscale, all-suite hotel

lies across the road from Paynes Bay

Beach and is just five minutes from the

vibrant restaurants, nightlife and shops

of Holetown.

Spacious and fully equipped one, two and

three bedroom suites, all air-conditioned

and with high quality tropical furnishings

feature in the open plan dining and living

areas, creating a perfect island home

for quiet escapes, family and friend

getaways, weddings and honeymoons.

A large centrally located pool area with

separate children’s and adult swimming

pools, a bistro style cafe, a rooftop bar

for sundowners, in room grocery stocking,

airport transfers and a range of other

convenient services provide all the

ingredients for a totally hassle

free holiday.

A one bed suite for two, on a room only

basis in September is currently reduced

to £150 per night from £236.50.

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BARBADOS BREAKS

Fairmont Royal Pavillion

Barbados Resort

Holetown, St James, Barbados

Poolside relaxation or bare foot beach

time? The hardest decision you’ll have

is whether to enjoy unobstructed views

of the Caribbean Sea from one of the

Beachfront Junior Suites or an Oceanfront

Deluxe room. Alternatively stay in the

three bed villa, surrounded by lush

tropical gardens and with two terraces

providing uninterrupted sea views.

One night for two people in September

starts from £344 on a room only basis.

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BARBADOS BREAKS

Port Ferdinand Luxury

Resort & Residences

Speightstown, St Peter, Barbados

Located on the historic northwest coast

of the Barbados Riviera, Port Ferdinand

is a genuine boater’s paradise with its rich

nautical history and tradition and all year

round tropical climate. A superior two bed

apartment offers sweeping views across

the marina and easy access to an array of

on-site amenities, including the Pool Island

which offers a variety of leisure activities

and daytime fun.

Apartments are artfully decorated and

furnished in a contemporary design with

marble and limestone finishes, coral

render detailing and timeless styling.

Beautifully created to maximise guests

comfort and enjoyment, Port Ferdinand

offers an unparalleled range of services

and activities for the young and young

at heart.

A one night stay in September is currently

reduced from £1150 per night to £650 with

four people in a two bed apartment.

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BARBADOS BREAKS


INTERVIEW

Let the food do

the talking...

Inspired by his

mother, Head

Chef Alan Ford

has been creating

award-winning

food at

Hintlesham Hall

for a staggering

28 years!

What made you want to be

a chef and how long have

you been doing it?

I can’t remember ever wanting

to do anything other than be

a chef. Making cakes and

biscuits as a child with my

Mother, who was a brilliant

cook, is what inspired me.

What do you look for when

you create a new dish or

menu? What’s your main

considerations?

Seasonality is a big thing,

also hoping that I know

what our customers like as

it is them that we want to

please and satisfy. I suppose

my cooking style has a label

of Modern British, but I was

trained in classical kitchens,

mainly in London, so that is

still the starting point of

most of my dishes.

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INTERVIEW

The #shelfie - a chef’s five must have

herbs and spices always available on

the shelf! What are yours and why?

We have a garden full of herbs, my particular

favourites are tarragon and basil as they

lend themselves to so many different dishes

and background flavours. I would also have

ginger, lime leaves and chillies.

Do any celebrity chefs inspire you?

And if you had to compare yourself

to one, who would you say you most

resemble in terms of cooking style

and/or temperament?

I have always admired and try to have

the same type of temperament as Anton

Mosimann, however I don’t think anyone

could be as calm and collected as he has

been over such a long period of time!

When you go home, who does the

cooking? Are you territorial in the

kitchen!?

Well, it was always me, but nowadays when

our daughter comes home she is very keen

to get into the kitchen and experiment, with

great success I hasten to add!

Nowadays I am happy for her to take on

the role of Head Chef!

What’s your

favourite cuisine

and why?

I like oriental food

and try to slip that

into my menus

sometimes, but I

love Mediterranean

style food too as it

is usually quite

light and with

bags of flavour.

Which famous person, dead or alive, would

you love to cook for and what would

you serve them?

I would like to cook

for and then dine

with Billy Joel, as

I think he would

have some very

interesting stories.

He likes his pasta

so it would be a

seafood pasta dish

with a hint of chilli

and plenty of herbs

from our garden here

at Hintlesham Hall.

If you were stranded on a desert island

and allowed one item or ingredient from

your kitchen, what would it be and why?

I suppose the obvious thing would be a knife!

Probably a carving/bread knife as I am sure

there would be plenty of fibrous foods that

would need breaking down before cooking!

What’s proving to be the most popular

dish on your menu this month and why

do you think that is?

Scallops in any form are always very popular

and we are finding that fish in general is

requested more and more.

You’re sharing a recipe with our readers

today, why did you choose this one?

I love cooking (and eating!) scallops,

married with lobster and sea herbs

for a great combination. Enjoy!

Turn to page 30

for Alan’s recipe >>

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FEATURE

Quality Hotel & Conference

Centre Wembley

Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0NH

From

£60

01775 843413

Lines open 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday

All 165 bedrooms are triple glazed,

air conditioned and have en-suite

shower and bath facilities, a working

desk area, free Wifi, flat screen TV

and complimentary tea and coffee

making facilities.

“Great value and location”

Trip Adviser Reviewer

Bedrooms are available as double

for sole use, double room, twin/family

rooms, triple rooms and luxury suites

with whirlpool baths and extra space

to relax or work in.

The Empire Restaurant offers a

fabulous selection of freshly made

International cuisine and the Mirage

Sports Bar has live sports action.

A superb location for Wembley

Arena, Wembley Stadium and

Wembley Park Underground Station,

The X Factor Fountain Studios,

Brent Civic Centre and the London

Designer Outlet are all just a five

minute walk away.

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70 Onsite Free WiFi Restaurant Bar CCTV Air

Conditioning

Check In

2.00pm

Check Out

11.00am


FEATURE

Manor Hotel

& Restaurant

Rainham, Essex RM13 9EL

From

£125

01775 843413

Lines open 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday

The Manor Hotel & Restaurant is situated

in the Essex countryside with the towns of

Romford, Hornchurch, Upminster, Dagenham

and Rainham within easy reach, and only

a few minutes drive from the M25, Dartford

Crossing and London City Airport.

“Easy to park, friendly staff

always happy to help, and in

a great location.”

Trip Advisor Reviewer

Luxury double and twin bedrooms, plus an

elegantly proportioned executive suite and

a sumptuous penthouse suite are available,

all with free Wifi and complimentary tea and

coffee making facilities.

The popular restaurant serves both English

and International cuisine as well as a seasonal

special offers menu.

120 Onsite Free WiFi Restaurant/

Catering

Bar

Weddings/

Civil

En-suite

Bathrooms

Check In

2.00pm

Check Out

12.00pm

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Village The Hotel

Club Wirral

Merseyside

Summer Escapes

Crown & Punchbowl

Cambridgeshire

Weekend Break: two nights with

complimentary dinner on one night

From £64.50 £80 From £275

Redesdale Arms Hotel

Gloucestershire

Complimentary bubbly on arrival

for two people

£89 From £120

Jurys Inn Exeter

Devon

Summer Special Offer:

20% off best available rate

From £71.20 £85

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Enquire now

01775 843413

Lines open 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday


Queensberry Hotel &

Olive Tree Restaurant

Somerset

Huge savings at least £60 off

Cairn Hotel

West Lothian

Save up to £20 a night

£130 From £190

£59 From £79

Hadlow Manor Hotel

Kent

Weekend Breakfast Saver:

stay two nights & save 20%

£79

From

Stoke Mandeville Stadium

& Olympic Lodge

Buckinghamshire

20% off all twin rooms

From £58.40 £73

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Enquire now

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Lines open 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday

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A POSTCARD FROM...

Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital has a medieval Old Town and an elegant Georgian New

Town, with gardens and neoclassical buildings. It’s home to Arthur’s Seat,

an extinct volcano in Holyrood Park, with sweeping views from its peak.

Looming over the city is the hilltop Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s

crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny.

Be entertained at the world’s largest open

access art festival! Edinburgh Festival Fringe

runs from 5 to 29 August with a programme

including theatre, dance, circus, physical

theatre, comedy, music, musicals, cabaret

and variety, children’s shows, exhibitions and

events catering for all ages and appetites.

This August will see 50,266 performances

of 3,269 shows from 48 countries in 294

venues across Edinburgh.

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From 5 to 27 August you can salute the troops

at The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

which showcases music, dance and display

by the British Armed Forces, Commonwealth

and International military bands performing on

the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle. This year’s

showpiece event will pay tribute to HM

The Queen’s 90th birthday.

With the unforgettable sight and sound of

the Massed Pipes and Drums performing

against the brooding backdrop of the castle,

this spectacular production will also feature

the Marching Drill Team, Motorcycle Display

Team and The King’s Guard from Norway.


A POSTCARD FROM...

Immortalised by the books

of Ian Rankin, The Oxford

Bar is a traditional pub

located between George

Street and Queen Street.

Enjoy a proper pint and if

Inspector Rebus arrives

say slange var!

It would be positively

rude to ignore The Scotch

Whisky Experience so

head to the top of the Royal

Mile and take a virtual tour

through the distillery, visit

the shop and restaurant or

join a tasting event.

Visit Tian Tian and Yang

Guang, the giant pandas at

Edinburgh Zoo.

Avoid p-p-picking up a

penguin but do take in the

sights of Penguin Rock,

Europe’s largest outdoor

penguin pool and don’t miss

the famous penguin parade!

If you have green fingers, a visit to the

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a must.

World renowned for horticultural excellence,

the 70 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds

provide a tranquil haven just one mile from

the City Centre.

Reflecting the international research and

conservation work of RBGE, the garden is

home to the largest collection of wild origin

Chinese plants outside of China. The Scottish

Heath Garden recreates the plantings and

landscape of the Scottish highlands and the

world-famous Rock Garden is home to over

5,000 alpine plants.

Come face to face with Scotland’s past and

present at the Scottish National Portrait

Gallery. An impressive collection of over

30,000 images depicting the men and women

whose lives and achievements have shaped

Scotland and the wider world.

Stay >>

Edinburgh

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FEATURE

Macy’s Hotel

Chingford, London E4 7BJ

From

£70

01775 843413

Lines open 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday

This modern boutique hotel offers ten en-suite

guestrooms available on a room only basis with

complimentary bottled water, fresh fruit and a

pastry provided in the rooms every day. Tea and

coffee making facilities are also available in the

room. Air-conditioning, Freeview TV and a work

desk are included in the twin and double rooms

and the one family room.

A good selection of local restaurants are close

by, with the Voujon Indian Restuarant located

underneath the hotel.

Save

“Value for money”

Trip Advisor Reviewer

£5

on selected

rooms

View details

80 Onsite Free WiFi Restaurant/

Catering

Bar

Air

Conditioning

Check In

2.00pm

Check Out

11.00am

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FEATURE

Islington Inn

Islington, Greater London N1 3PD

From

£75

01775 843413

Lines open 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday

Providing an ideal base for both business and

leisure stays with the Emirates Stadium only ten

minutes away and many of London’s attractions

easily reached via either Highbury or Victoria

Tube Stations, which are a 15 minute walk.

The Islington Inn has 41 en-suite rooms, all with

Freeview flat screen TVs, tea and coffee making

facilities and free Wifi. Single, double and family

rooms are available, recently refurbished and

reasonably priced.

The restaurant serves continental or a cooked

breakfast and the popular and vibrant Upper

Street in Islington has a large choice of

restaurants, bars and shopping.

100 Offsite

NCP

“Low budget, friendly

and a good location”

Trip Advisor Reviewer

Free WiFi Restaurant Bar 24hr CCTV/ Check In Check Out

Reception 2.00pm 11.00am

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GROUP

The history of the Milsom Hotels & Restaurants group

can be traced back to the early 1950s and the purchase

of a tea room which would go on to become an iconic

property within the group. Le Talbooth Restaurant,

discovered by the late Gerald Milsom in 1952, was just a

simple tearoom with a superb location by the River Stour.

Several years later, Gerald bought Maison Talbooth and

established it as a luxury hotel.

In 1978, The Pier in Harwich has bought and in 2001,

Paul and Geraldine Milsom opened Milsoms in Dedham.

Maison Talbooth

Colchester, Essex CO7 6HN

A luxury boutique hotel and restaurant

in Essex, overlooking the famous

Constable Dedham Vale. A total of 12

superb suites with super king sized

beds and complimentary mini-bars

offer complete relaxation and escape.

From

£215

From

£135

Milsoms

Colchester, Essex CO7 6HW

A stylish boutique hotel with a

vibrant bar and brasserie restaurant

in Dedham. A benchmark for

accommodation and informal dining

with inventive food and an excellent

children’s menu.

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GROUP

From

£130

Milsoms

Kesgrave Hall

Ipswich, Suffolk IP5 2PU

With 23 en-suite bedrooms ranging from

standard through to top rate with plenty

of wow factor, this hotel offers great

value for an informal and relaxed stay.

Pier at Harwich

Harwich, Essex CO12 3HH

Following on from a £1.5 million reinvestment

over the last five months, The Pier at Harwich

is once again open and on course to become

one of East Anglia’s number one coastal

destinations for food and drink.

The completely modernised 1860 listed building

has 14 bedrooms, individually styled to match the

seascape and take full advantage of the brilliant

light that you only ever get when staying on

the coast. Enjoy glorious sunsets with molten

coloured horizons, especially the setting sun on

the Stour estuary, a special feature of staying

at The Pier.

The stripped back and raw textured interior,

designed by Geraldine Milsom, makes reference

to the industrious and hardworking Harwich port,

and achieves a balance between function, luxury

and glamour. The harbour wall is only 20 metres

from the door and The Pier’s newly extended first

floor balcony, perfect for drinks and outdoor

dining, overlooks the water, ships and working

docks. With estuary views from every table, it’s

a very special destination for lovers of great food

and drink.

Experience all-day dining (all-year-round) and outdoor dining -

whenever the sun shines - with a menu celebrating modern

classics, an exciting grill menu and wonderful fresh fish and

shellfish, landed daily on The Pier’s doorstep. Guests can select

from a predominantly European wine list or enjoy Prosecco-based

cocktails, craft beers and cask ales.

From

£125

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CHEF’S CORNER

POACHED LOBSTER

& SCALLOPS, SMOKED

PAPRIKA & CELERIAC,

HONEY & CHILLI

COURGETTES, SEA

HERBS & SAMPHIRE

by Alan Ford

(SERVES SIX)

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To Serve

Method

1. Cook the lobsters in salted boiling water

for approximately 11 minutes. Remove

from the water and allow to cool naturally.

Remove from the shell, cut the tail into

even sized nuggets and the claws in half.

2. Peel and roughly chop the celeriac,

boil in salted water until very well cooked,

drain and place back in the saucepan with

smoked paprika. I use a stick liquidiser for

this stage (or use a blender) to puree until

it’s very smooth. You may need to add a

little of the cooking water to loosen.

Add the mayonnaise, season and blend.

3. Using a potato peeler, peel through the

courgettes to give fine ribbons, plunge into

salted boiling water, literally for 5 seconds

to soften, then straight away run under

cold water to refresh. Using the same

water, plunge the samphire in, again,

just for a few seconds, then refresh

under cold water.

4. Cut the chilli in half, remove the

seeds, cut into fine dice.

EVERYTHING UP TO THIS

STAGE CAN BE PREPARED

EARLIER IN THE DAY

It is nice to serve the lobster at

room temperature, so if it has been

refrigerated, allow to sit at room

temperature for at least 30 minutes.

1. Place 1 tablespoon of celeriac puree to

one side of the plate, pull spoon across

the plate to form an oval of puree.

2. Warm the honey, add the chopped

chilli and tarragon leaves, then toss

the courgette ribbons in it and season.

Place across the middle of the plate

going diagonal to the puree.

3. Place a 6th of the lobster on

the courgettes.

4. Heat a non stick frying pan to a high

heat, very lightly brush the scallops with

olive oil, season and cook for approximately

45 seconds each side, the hotter the pan

the better as this will allow the scallops

to caramelise.

5. Place three pieces of scallop on each

plate, intermingled with the lobster.

6. Scatter samphire and sea herbs over

the scallops and lobster.

7. Mix the rapeseed oil, juice of two limes

and chopped tarragon together and pour

over and around the dish. Serve with some

nice buttered new potatoes and a crisp

green salad.

• 2 x 1 ¼ lb lobster

• 9 x scallops cleaned, cut in ½

• 2 x courgettes

• 1 x small celeriac

• 1 tbsp Mayonnaise

• ½ tsp smoked paprika

• ½ red chilli (medium heat)

Ingredients

• Picked tarragon leaves to taste

• 1 tbsp clear honey

• Juice of 2 limes

• 6 tbsp Rapeseed oil

• 1 tub sea herbs

(I used sea purslane which can

be bought in specialist food shops

or online)

• ½ tbsp chopped tarragon

• 4 oz Samphire

• Olive oil

• Seasoning

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FOR YOUR NEXT WORK OR LEISURE NIGHT AWAY

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