At Gravetye we are very lucky to have a great kitchen garden with a fantastic gardening team that ensures everything is up to standard.
Throughout the spring and summer months, most of the fruit and vegetables we use in the kitchen are from our garden, from the calovo nero, spinach and baby vegetables all the way through to strawberries and forced rhubarb.
Every day we have meetings with the gardeners to talk about what we need and how much of it is required. This enables us to make sure we have the freshest possible fruit and vegetables, and also ensures the consistency we need in the kitchen.
Here is a simple recipe for poaching rhubarb which we use in our desserts at this time of year.
We are trialling a new rhubarb dish at the moment and we hope you can come and try it on our A La Carte menu very soon.
2 long thin sticks of rhubarb (thin, pale, forced rhubarb is best)
Combine the water, sugar, grenadine and bring to the boil. Peel the rhubarb and cut into 2 inch batons. While the syrup is still hot, add the batons and set aside to infuse.
This is really nice with vanilla ice cream and granola
Or maybe gingerbread and pistachios.
Monday 31st March
Easter Flower Workshop and Canapés Master Class
Executive Chef Rupert Gleadow and Head Florist Sue Flight team up once again for a special event. Create your own Easter table arrangement to take home with the expert help of Sue in the morning and in the afternoon a practical session with Rupert and his team as they demonstrate three easy but impressive canapés for your next dinner party. A two course lunch will be served in between. There are limited spaces available on this exclusive event as we deliberately keep the group very small to ensure the best experience for everyone.
Gathering at 10.30am for coffee, flower demonstration starts at 11.00am with the day ending at approximately 4.00pm.
£110.00 per person, two course lunch, wine, flower arrangement and canapés master class all included.
To book please contact our Event Co-ordinator Hannah Boulton on 01342 810567 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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