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.

Salmon Mousse Profiteroles

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in cooking | No Comments
Salmon Mousse Profiteroles

(photo credit: John Paul). That delicious springtime starter made the cover of “à table, whisky from glass to plate”. With the photographer and the chef, we immediately liked the appetizing freshness of these three “petits choux” which seem to be ready to walk out of the plate to charm your taste buds. Serves 6 For […]

Le Voici!

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in blog | No Comments
Le Voici!

“à table, whisky from glass to plate” will be launched  at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival from 27th April to 2nd May. Designed with a wonderful team – John Paul photographer, Eric Obry chef, Laurien Stam graphic designer and Joris Brockotter printer – it is presented as “both a practical guide and an appetising […]

And the beat goes on…

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in blog | No Comments
And the beat goes on…

Autumn is on its way. The wild geese appeared early on Islay this year. Sign of a cold winter? Who knows? September has been an eventful month.

Whisky Laced Mushroom Veloute

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in cooking | No Comments
Whisky Laced Mushroom Veloute

The misty and wet Autumn evenings call for warmers up. There is nothing more appealing than a creamy soup. When it features the most emblematic ingredient of the Autumn season, mushrooms, it becomes a sophisticated starter for a refined dinner.

Some New Releases

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in tasting | No Comments
Some New Releases

September is always a good month to harvest new whiskies. Here is a selection. Another non vintage Glenrothes, a totally revamped Royal Brackla range and a new Ardbeg Supernova to celebrate the return from the cyber world of the experimental Space Ardbeg.

Red Fruit Symphony

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in cooking | No Comments
Red Fruit Symphony

Red fruit are the star of the Summer season. Here is a delicious and refreshing recipe, easy to prepare and which will give you a wee taste of your childhood with the marshmallows. Enjoy!