The Good Food Guide have just awarded chef Simon Rogan a perfect score of 10 after visiting his restaurant in Cartmel, Cumbria. To put it into context, the last time this high score was awarded was in 2006 to Heston Blumenthal of The Fat Duck in Bray, Berkshire. And only the seventh since the introduction of the system in 1998.
Rogan, 44, opened L’Enclume in 2003 in an 800-year-old forge. His innovative dishes, such as goose and chestnut chipolatas, earned him a Michelin star in 2008. The 2013 Good Food Guide, published today, describes dining at L’Enclume as a ‘perfectly choreographed experience’. It is listed as the second-best restaurant for the second year running, behind the Fat Duck in Bray, Berkshire.
A perfect score by the Good Food Guide is considered one of the culinary world’s finest honours.
He also owns Roganic, a popup restaurant in London, and Rogan & Company, which is also located in Cartmel.