Miscellaneous Drams

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in tasting | No Comments

Here are tasting-notes for a few drams tasted through the last months and that are worth remembering. Kavalan – Single cask – Rum cask – cask strength – 57,8% – Cask M111104062A Nose: Sweet demerara notes, ripe banana (skin and pulp), vanilla. Exotic fruit (dried mango). A floral touch (narcissus). A hint of new leather. […]

Citrus Fruit Terrine with a Malt/Tea Jelly

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Citrus Fruit Terrine with a Malt/Tea Jelly

This is an amazing winter dessert, completely transformed by the addition of a peated malt. Maybe the best demonstration of how deeply whisky can change the taste of a dish! (photo credit: John Paul) 

à table en FRANCAIS

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in blog | No Comments
à table en FRANCAIS

“à table, le whisky, du verre à l’assiette” arrive en France fin octobre… Vous en rêviez? Je l’ai fait. Publié à compte d’auteur parce que les éditeurs se faisaient prier mais bien vivant et prêt à faire saliver les papilles francophones! à table le whisky, du verre à l’assiette Relié – 160 pages illustrations couleur […]

In Brief

Posted by on Oct 15, 2017 in blog | No Comments

Ardbeg an Oa in the mist The launching of Ardbeg an Oa late August was quite spectacular and dramatic. It was so misty that the plane, in spite of a few attempts had to go back to Glasgow with its load of journalists. Living on site, I had no problem driving from my home to […]

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 […]