Ah, the Lake District, once the home of Beatrix Potter and her family of rabbits, ducks and other beloved immortals. Anyone who’s seen her biopic with Rene Zellweger and Ewan McGregor would no doubt have been smitten by the landscape of Cumbria. After 5 days of camping at WOMAD music festival, it was time for a bit of luxury and pampering and where better than to have a pit stop at what used to be one of England’s best kept secrets, L’Enclume in the small heritage village of Grange-over-Sands. Amongst culinary circles, Simon Rogan’s innovative and earthy cuisine is well known, especially with his London venture, Roganic, and more recently, his success on Great British Menu.
August 12, 2011
How does one go about reviewing one of the best restaurants in the world? You don’t! You merely narrate and illustrate how you were transported into another world for a few hours. Especially when Heston Blumenthal, nicknamed the mad scientist of food, Willy Wonka is the one responsible for taking you to wonderland. I ate at the Fat Duck 5 years ago and it was one of my favourite meals of all time back then – laughing my way through all 18 courses simply because it was strange, funny, surprising and still so damn tasty! Could it be the same again? Could it? I’d watched his fantastic Feast programmes on Channel 4 in awe and wonder, and it had only taken me an hour and a half to get through to reservations to book And what better occasion than my mum’s birthday?
So here we go, down the rabbit hole…
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