Kick start your day with a healthy breakfast. Breakfast is an important meal essential for good health and vitality, remember you are breaking the fast after a period of not eating so it is important to make it special.
Avignonesi Il Marzocco Chardonnay £29.99
This is an elegant, dynamic and deep wine, the enchanted notes of fresh flowers and vanilla work so well with Italian platter, the mouthwatering flavours compliment the melon and olives and fresh creamy tones work a treat with the meats.
Agricola Marrone Barbera d’Alba Carlot £17.99
Spicy cranberry and cherry aromas, juicy and fresh with perky acidity on the finish. If you are looking for a lively and juicy red for this Italian platter, this is the wine for you! Full of flavours that will work alongside all the d...
Italian Style Serving Platter
On a large serving board arrange 6 Parma ham slices, 12 slices Napoli or Milano Salami, Green and Black Olives, 3 quartered vine ripened tomatoes, 1 torn Mozzarella cheese or 200g baby Mozzarella balls, a few Basil leaves, 6 slices of ripe melon and either bread sticks or sliced olive bread. Garnish with rocket leaves and serve with Balsamic vinegar and the Italian dip.
Held in Nottinghamshire, The Festival of Food & Drink is the biggest event of its kind in the region, attracting some of the UK’s best exhibitors offering mouth-watering fayre. This year, Clumber Park is definitely the place to be for anyone with a passion for fantastic food and drink.
Smoked Salmon Pâté
Hoopla Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California. £19.99
This fresh and juicy wine has some luscious fruit characters due to its long steel, unoaked fermentation. This wine delivers some exceptionally juicy, ripe flavours of pineapple, ripe pear and apple and there is a noticeable warmth and creaminess! A wine such as this Californian gem is always a pleasure and it is certainly a great choice to enjoy alongside a salmon pâté complimenting the creaminess and flavours perfectly.
Mediterranean Chicken BreastsDomaine Meunier Bourgogne Chardonnay, Burgundy, France, £16.99
Although you could go for a light red wine such as a Pinot Noir with a flavourful dish such as this one, an easy-going white Burgundy instead, with its elegance and buttery, well rounded flavours would noticeably enhance some of the richer flavours and make both the food and the wine even more delicious. That’s the secret to great food and wine pairing, finding combinations that bring out the very best in both!
Dauphinoise PotatoesFlametree Chardonnay, Margaret River, Australia, £18.99
Greek Style Salad Starter
2 medium courgettes, cut into long ribbons using a 'y' peeler
Olive Oil for brushing
2 large beef tomatoes, each cut into 6 slices
½ small red onion, very finely diced
1/3 cucumber, finely diced
60g mixed pitted olives
100g mixed soft cream cheese or Greek yoghurt
A few chopped basil and oregano leaves, finely chopped
220g feta cheese, crumbled
Black pepper and salt
To garnish - Balsamic glaze
Preheat a griddle pan.
Brush the courgette with oil and griddle on both sides. Leave to cool.
Mix together the onion, cucumbe...
Home Farm, on the outskirts of Retford, is a beautiful 350-acre family run farm, renowned for breeding top quality Limousin cattle for showing, breeding and the beef market. It has been home to Matthew’s family for over 70 years, who not only pride themselves in rearing their animals to the very highest welfare standards, but provide an incredibly happy place for their animals to live in as natural an environment as possible, and are now also turning their efforts to improving the natural eco-system on their land.