This Saturday (20th January), the UK will be celebrating the most glorious of days, National Cheese Lover’s Day. What better way to celebrate than to visit one of the Caerphilly chosen locations below…
Frenchie Covent Garden
This National Cheese Lover’s Day, whip up the rich and airy Brillat-Savarin Cheesecake with Mango & Passion Fruit by Gregory Marchand with his beautifully written recipe. Alternatively, experience Gregory Marchand’s (nicknamed ‘Frenchie’ by Jamie Oliver) cooking at Frenchie Covent Garden. The restaurant echoes its Parisian counterpart with simple-yet-generous dishes, inspired by Greg’s travels. With spells working at Georges Vongerichten’s Vong in Hong Kong, as well as NYC’s Gramercy Tavern, Gregory’s global influences are apparent in his critically acclaimed food, all underpinned by his French training.
Darcie & May Green from the Daisy Green Collection
Featuring a fabulous chicken parmigiana, panko crusted chicken schnitzel, prosciutto, crushed tomatoes, burrata, house salad on the All-Day Menu at Darcie & May Green, this Daisy Green Collection location is the perfect spot to visit this National Cheese Lover’s Day. Darcie & May Green, the two eye popping canal boats have recently barged into Paddington Central. Designed by legendary British pop artist Sir Peter Blake in collaboration with Prue Freeman, the fabulous founder of the Daisy Green collection, Darcie & May serve everything from scrumptious brunches through to innovative cocktails.
Truffle & Grana Padano Doughnut at Fiume
We’re predicting that 2018 is going to be a big year for savoury doughnuts. Oozing with gooey Grana Padano cheese and topped with grated truffle, this doughnut from Francesco Mazzei’s latest restaurant, Fiume, is a cheese-lover’s heaven. Launched in November last year, Fiume is situated in the Battersea Power Station redevelopment, right on the bank of the Thames, serving wholesome, hearty recipes inspired by the Mezzogiorno region of Italy.
Tom’s Kitchen’s classic Macaroni Cheese
Any cheese lovers who haven’t tried Tom Aiken’s signature Macaroni Cheese are in for a treat. It can be enjoyed as a starter or main course, and for a decadent twist guests can add truffle for an additional £2. Tom’s Kitchen has sites in Chelsea, Canary Wharf and St Katharine Docks, and serves British favourites and comfort food classics in a relaxed and informal environment with an emphasis on where food comes from and how it is grown. Recipe available on request.
When you think of a restaurant in the heart of Moscow, it is unlikely that you would imagine that it would have its own farm, gorgeous families of goats and a cheese making facility. Well this is what Ivan and Sergey Berezutskiy have set up for their new Twins Garden restaurant. The female goats are milked and their wonderful extractions are turned into various cheeses to serve in the gastronomic paradise which the identical brothers are welcoming diners into with warmth and hospitality. Currently on the menu is morning cheese from milk of Nubian goats with sorbet from apples “white filling” and consommé from Altai honey.
The Cheese Chariot at Longueville Manor, Jersey
Longueville Manor, Jersey’s most highly acclaimed luxury hotel, beautifully restored from a traditional country house to a charming and cosy 30-bedroom boutique hotel, proudly offers an extensive ‘cheese chariot’. Offering an array of over 35 cheeses, including French, British and local artisan cheeses, the chariot was designed by master carpenter Remi Couriard and crafted from 180-year-old French oak. Served by a cheese specialist with expert knowledge on each cheese, guests can be served a mixed plate depending on how pungent, soft, hard or crumbly they like their cheese. Unusually named cheeses include ‘Green Thunder’ which is a mature cheese made from cows’ milk and vegetarian rennet together with garlic and green herbs.