Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

July 30, 2019 - Comment

A personal tour of Raymond Blanc’s legendary restaurant-hotel through the four seasons, with 120 recipes from his celebrated kitchens. Set in the rolling Oxfordshire hills, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is a bastion of haute cuisine and a beacon of l’art de vivre. It is also the only country house hotel in Britain to have held

A personal tour of Raymond Blanc’s legendary restaurant-hotel through the four seasons, with 120 recipes from his celebrated kitchens. Set in the rolling Oxfordshire hills, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is a bastion of haute cuisine and a beacon of l’art de vivre. It is also the only country house hotel in Britain to have held two Michelin stars for more than three decades, presided over by the great chef Raymond Blanc., This book is Raymond’s personal tour of Le Manoir through the four seasons; the ultimate host, he lovingly reveals the stories behind rooms that are luxuriously appointed and gardens that are ravishingly beautiful. But it is food that is at the heart of Le Manoir, and here you will find the recipes for one hundred and twenty of its most celebrated dishes, which range from those that can be recreated at home – such as Soupe au pistou and Souffle de rhubarbe – to the sensational creations – including Theme sur la tomate and Cassolette d’abricot – which have earned the restaurant its status as one of the world’s legendary gastronomic destinations. With spectacular photography of the luxurious rooms and the ravishing gardens, as well as beautiful and witty illustrations, the fairy tale of Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons has been brought charmingly to life.

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Anonymous says:

Pride of place coffee table cook book Fantastic! I had ordered this book four times from different retailers, over the past two years. I really wanted it but non arrival and other reasons meant it did not materialise.I thought I would give it one more try and it arrived in beautiful condition, well packaged and in only four days.The book is a beautifully photographed and presented to use as a coffee table of great recipes I cannot wait to try.We used to live near to the restaurant and have eaten there on…

Anonymous says:

Great cook, great book. Love the fact that Raymond Blanc is self taught and yet has succeeded in this competitive arena. Starts with a nice biographical section and followed by quite a lot of recipes with helpful hints and insights. Has a grading system to indicate how difficult each recipe is, and accompanied by some good quality photos of the dishes created. Raymond Blanc’s writing style is very similar to his TV programme persona – quite laid back, not taking himself too seriously, but breezing through dishes…

Anonymous says:

which we bought having enjoyed a magnificent lunch at the Manoir A sumptuous coffee table book, which we bought having enjoyed a magnificent lunch at the Manoir. The lunch and the book are highly recommended. Life is too short. Just do it. You won’t regret it. The lunch was pricey, but well worth the money for a special occasion, or even just for the hell of it. And once you’ve been, you’ll want to buy this book.

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