Renowned Relais & Châteaux chefs Michael Caines and George Blogg will be cooking up a gourmet storm at Longueville Manor to launch the hotel’s 2018 Guest Chef Series. The Michelin-starred chefs will be creating collaborative tasting menus in February and March with Longueville Manor’s Executive Head Chef Andrew Baird.
The visiting chefs will showcase their regions in their dishes, whilst Andrew will be celebrating the best of Jersey’s award-winning produce. At the helm for over 25 years, Andrew has acute knowledge of the exquisite ingredients and quality producers on the Island.
George Blogg from Gravetye Manor will cook for guests at Longueville Manor on 22nd February, followed by Michael Caines from Lympstone Manor on 8th March. Alongside the tasting menu, guests will be treated to a preview of the Manor’s spectacular new wine cellar and enjoy a Champagne reception. The special dining experiences will be paired with a superb selection of fine wines for each course.
Speaking about the series, Longueville Manor owner Malcolm Lewis says:
‘At Longueville we are passionate about food, sustainability and sharing ideas and we are therefore delighted to welcome these amazing chefs. We are looking forward to seeing what they create for our guests, each showcasing their region whilst working with Andrew on the exceptional ingredients we have on Island. As well as delicious dishes, our series will demonstrate Relais & Châteaux’s commitment to local cuisine. The two events will also give us the opportunity to show off our new state of the art wine cellar and tasting room – the only one of its type in Jersey.’
George Blogg, Gravetye Manor, Sussex – 22nd February
George Blogg has over 20 years of culinary experience from some of the most prestigious restaurants in Europe. He has worked as Head Chef of Gravetye Manor since 2014 and achieved Michelin star status in 2015. George’s cooking is led by the produce grown in Gravetye Manor’s iconic gardens and the Sussex countryside. Famed for his focus on unpretentious, seasonal dishes, George will be treating guests at Longueville Manor to a six-course tasting menu, with three dishes inspired by Gravetye Manor and three courses prepared by Andrew using Jersey ingredients. Dishes from George will include supreme ingredients such as celeriac, black truffle, smoked High Weald cow’s curd, Sussex roe venison, preserved wild garlic seeds, caramelised white chocolate, and Gravetye apples. www.gravetyemanor.co.uk
Michael Caines, Lympstone Manor, Devon – 8th March
Michael Caines MBE, is one of Britain’s most celebrated and acclaimed chefs. In April 2017 Michael opened Lympstone Manor, a country house hotel for the 21st century, which received a Michelin star just six months after launching. Over the past 22 years, Michael has earned a global reputation for his distinctive modern European cuisine utilising the finest regional produce and ingredients. Guests at Longueville Manor will be served an eight-course tasting menu, with Andrew and Michael preparing four courses each. Michael’s menu will consist of some of his outstanding local produce such as fillet of Darts Farm beef, as well as seafood inspired by the Exe Estuary, which Lympstone Manor overlooks. www.lympstonemanor.co.uk
In addition to dinner at Longueville Manor, Michael will also host an event at Beresford Street Kitchen, a social enterprise that is supported by the hotel. A busy café, meeting point and social hub, Beresford Street Kitchen offers people in Jersey with learning disabilities and autism the chance to develop workplace skills and engage with the community in an inclusive, safe and supportive environment. During his visit on Friday 9th March, Michael will judge a cookery competition as well as giving a talk about his experiences in the hospitality industry. www.beresfordstreetkitchen.je