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Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons
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"A twist of imaginative genius" (Tatler)
Raymond Blanc is today acknowledged as one of the finest chefs in the world. His cuisine has been described as intelligent, daring, imaginative and adventurous and he has received tributes from every national and international guide to culinary excellence.
He explains "To me, cooking is a pure expression of art: it involves all the senses of a craftsman taking the elements of earth, sea and fire and transforming them into a palette of flavours and textures. It is momentary and short lived, but the memories are everlasting."
Since opening in 1984, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons has achieved the highest awards and accolades of any restaurant and country house hotel in Great Britain and is regarded as one of the very best in Europe.
The menu at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons has been described as ‘a twist of imaginative genius’ and the cuisine is undoubtedly the focus of every guest’s visit.
The quality of the food stems from the freshness and purity of its ingredients. The two-acre kitchen garden produces 90 types of vegetable and over 70 varieties of herb, which are used in Le Manoir’s kitchen. Monsieur Blanc has been a champion of the organic movement for the last 20 years and comments ‘flavour alone would be a reason to buy organic food, quite apart from its freedom for additives’.
Gary Jones, a Blanc protégé, rejoined forces with him as Head Chef in August 1999. Gary was Sous Chef at Le Manoir for two years, before becoming Head Chef for Richard Branson on Necker Island. He then gained his first Michelin Star at Homewood Park, before joining Cliveden as the Head Chef in Waldo’s restaurant.
"Gary is a brilliant leader and the most gifted chef I know. He has added another layer of strength to the team. So the adventure goes on." RB commented.
Le Manoir’s kitchen brigade of over fifty dedicated professionals ensures consistence and excellence. Commitment and dedication to guests is Blanc’s utmost priority. He strives to meet their demands in every way.
The combination of Raymond Blanc’s cuisine, the elegance of the surroundings, and the warmth of the hospitality makes Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons one of the most beautiful places to eat out and stay in England.
Sample menus from Le Manoir can be found on this website within Accommodation > Menus. Simply click here to be taken to this section.
For further information and reservations contact Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons on tel 01844 278881
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