Smoked trout salad with crème fraîche dressing

This salad is a vibrant combination of flavours, colours and textures. The healthy mix of smoked trout, avocado, caper berries and pickled cucumber is all tied together with a crème fraîche dressing. The smokiness of the trout subtlety permeates the salad in the best kind of way, leaving you with a light meal that is fresh and bright.… Continue Reading »

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Log fire roasted pork belly skewers

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Baked camembert topped with sundried tomatoes paired with the Warwick First Lady Chardonnay

Baked camembert hardly needs introduction but if you’re looking for the perfect partner in crime, Warwick’s First Lady Chardonnay is it. With fresh and fruity pineapple, lemon, citrus and floral notes this wine compliments the trickling cheese and sundried tomatoes, almonds...

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Perfect for holidays braaied sweetcorn with three dipping sauces

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Our easy recipe for roasted vine tomato and pesto hummus

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Delicious beetroot and sweet potato veggie crisps

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3 easy vegetable sides to serve with your mains

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