The Advent Calendar Adventure

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in tasting | No Comments

I have been sent The Drinks by the dram advent calendar created by the eponym company and sold by Master of malt. So I played the game and tasted a sample everyday until 24th December. My tasting-notes were posted on FB. Here they are.

Chocolate and Whisky Tart

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in cooking | No Comments
Chocolate and Whisky Tart

Here is a Christmassy dessert that your guests will absolutely love. Double the proportions! This recipe can be found in my book “à table, whisky from glass to plate”. (photo credit: John Paul)

NB Spirits Festival: Best of All

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in blog | No Comments
NB Spirits Festival: Best of All

Another stunning edition of the fantastic NB Spirits Festival in Fredericton New-Brunswick (Canada). You don’t have to gather 5 000 people or more to be a hit. It is not the quantity of the audience that matters but the quality. On this matter, this festival cannot be beaten. Every year in November, the small town […]

New Releases

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in tasting | No Comments

An original blend, a long-expected Ardbeg and why not venture out of the whisky world with two excellent and very affordable cognacs? Never be tired of exploring…

Comte and Mushrooms Parcel

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in cooking | No Comments
Comte and Mushrooms Parcel

A delicious way to end an autumnal meal with this crispy cheese recipe. Almost a sweet! This recipe can be found in my book “à table, whisky from glass to plate”. photo credit: John Paul

Bon appétit

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in blog | No Comments
Bon appétit

Summer has been well employed in promoting “à table”. It is always a real pleasure to meet people and give them inspirations through classes and talks. In Edinburgh or in Elgin, or just at home, I have enjoyed whetting whisky and food lovers’ appetite. More this Autumn! A good start for “à table” I am delighted […]

New Releases

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in tasting | No Comments

From Scotland to Ireland, some drams to spice up your summer garden parties. Enjoy the sunshine (if you are lucky enough to find it where you are)!

Monkfish wrapped in Pancetta

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in cooking | No Comments
Monkfish wrapped in Pancetta

Summer is the season for fresh fish and seafood, here with an Italian touch. Monkfish has a firm flesh that allows it to be cooked as a roast. This recipe can be found in my book “à table, whisky from glass to plate”.

Flashback

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in blog | No Comments
Flashback

My cookery book pulled the curtain on my other activities since the beginning of the year. And yet, I have travelled and discovered great gems: from Glen Grant to Tullamore Dew, from Teeling distillery to Inchdairnie distillery… Flashback Glen Grant adds a 12 and a 18 Year Old to its range Master distiller Dennis Malcolm […]

From Sweden to Scotland

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in tasting | No Comments

Some new drams tasted these last few weeks. Finishes are still the flavour of the month (and more!) but I managed to find one 100% bourbon cask matured whisky.