Le Manoir Memories

by Jo Kenny

Le Manoir salmon caviar

It’s my birthday in a few months, which prompted me to reminisce on my 21st birthday: the last one where I didn’t mind getting older!

In true 21st birthday style my parents spoiled me and knowing me well they treated me to a day of incredible food at Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons. We ate 10 incredible courses that I’ve remembered fondly as the best food I’ve eaten ever since. It was the first time I saw food as true artwork- just check out these little masterpieces.


Le manoir 21st balloons


Le Manoir amuse bouche

Slate of amuse-bouche.


Le manoir bread

Pointy sour dough bread.


Le manoir tuna tartar

Tartare of tuna with Japanese savoury custard.


Le Manoir duck confit

Confit of duck liver, pineapple and vanilla chutney.


Le Manoir salmon caviar

Loch Duart salmon, English braeburn apple, organic honey & cider jelly.


Le manoir winter veg

Roasted winter vegetables. Essence of red wine.


Le Manoir duck onion puree

Roasted Gressingham duck breast, confit of yuzu fruit, jasmine tea and raisin sauce, onion puree.


Le manoir tapioca banana sorbet

Kaffir lime leaf and coconut tapioca, passion fruit & banana sorbet.


Le Manoir tiramisu

Le Manoir tiramisu.


Le Manoir chocolate

Valrhona 72% chocolate mousse, lemon butter scotch sauce, almond milk crème glacee.


Le Manoir chocolates

Assortment of after dinner chocolates.


Absolutely spectacular. Now, I wonder if I can convince my lovely dad to take us back there for my 25th?

1 comment

Shaz November 14, 2012 - 9:42 pm

I’m drooling.


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