Oxfordshire

Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

WHEN: Tuesday 14th July 2015, 11:00-16:00
WHAT: A very special visit to one of the most famous restaurants in the UK
WHERE: Oxfordshire
PRICE: SOLD OUT - £150

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UPDATE: THE EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT. If you would like to be added to a waiting list, in case of cancellations, etc, please send an email to Paula Sargeant at Perennial.

BOOK NOW FOR THE EARLYBIRD PRICE OF £150

Combine fine dining and horticultural excellence with lunch at Raymond Blanc’s renowned two Michelin star restaurant. Our host for the day will be Head Gardener Anne Marie Owens and our guest speaker will be Chelsea Gold medallist, Andy McIndoe.

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is the fulfilment of Chef Patron, Raymond Blanc’s, personal vision: to create a hotel and restaurant in harmony where guests would find perfection in food, comfort and service.

Set in secluded private grounds seven miles south of the historic city of Oxford in rural Cotswolds countryside, the gardens are as much a part of the excellence of Belmond Le Manoir as the food, service and warm welcome extended to all guests.

In the words of Raymond, the garden is:

“an integral part of Le Manoir’s culinary and aesthetic experience, supplying the restaurant with its daily needs for eight months of the year, as well as providing a sensual pleasure for our guests.”

There are many different areas to our 7 acre garden, including the Kitchen Garden which is a magnificent two-acre vegetable and herb garden that produces over 90 types of vegetables and 70 herbs.  La Vallée des Champignons Sauvages is the first-ever wild mushroom valley in the UK.

Raymond Blanc and the Gardening team are creating an organic mushroom garden of 15-18 edible species, which all add a new dimension to the cuisine.

Following a trip to Japan, Raymond fell in love with the Japanese culture. He introduced a very special Japanese tea garden that provides a wonderful contrast to the Kitchen Garden. The tranquillity, beauty and simplicity of the Japanese Garden provide a perfect place for contemplation.

Most recently, the Heritage Garden was conceived to raise awareness and to promote organic gardening methods and the huge importance of preserving knowledge and use of heritage plants through its Heritage Seed Library.

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