According to the calendar, apparently summer is upon us. As we don our wellies and rain coats, and look up at the grey sky, knowing the date is the only reminder that it is the season of picnics and Pimm’s!
But this isn’t dampening Heston’s spirit as his head chef at The Crown (Heston’s pub in Bray) goes full into summer with a garden menu featuring dishes such as Chilled Gazpacho Soup with Horseradish Crème Fraiche and Pork Pie with Piccalilli to enjoy whilst you are, well, in the garden (brolly up of course).
Also available is a specially created summer hamper to enjoy in the garden, or in one of the several local beauty spots in the area. The contents, inspired by the picnic baskets created by Chef Heston Blumenthal for Her Majesty the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, includes Tea Smoked Salmon and Coronation Chicken and all the necessary cutlery and crockery. The Crown at Bray can even lend you a large picnic blanket on which to while away the afternoon in the sunshine.
Sunshine? We love your optimism Heston.