With the re-opening of his restaurants still some weeks away, the irrepressible Raymond Blanc is not one to sit idly by. The Michelin-starred chef has been busy dishing up some Le Manoir Magic on TV. In his new ITV programme, Simply Raymond Blanc, he presents a series of delicious dishes from the heart of his famed Oxfordshire kitchen.
Blanc also reveals the vital behind the scenes role played by the extensive gardens at his exquisite Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons hotel and restaurant.
The garden supplies many of the fruits and vegetables used in the featured recipes. For many years Clive Conway Productions has worked closely with Le Manoir providing celebrity speakers for its wonderful Chrismas banquet evenings.
We watch, mouths watering, as M. Raymond shares the secrets of a new collection of simple rustic recipes, that can be put together easily and quickly at home.
There are foodie celebrity guests too like the chefs Angela Hartnett, Jean-Christophe Novelli and Nathan Outlaw.
Talking about the programme Raymond Blanc says: “It is a pleasure to share this new collection of recipes, and my passion for the very best produce, with ITV viewers. These are dishes that bring the best out of their ingredients, simple cooking that everyone will want to try…and I hope they will! ”
*Watch Simply Raymond Blanc on ITV on Sundays at 11.55am. The series is also available on ITV Hub