Rick Stein signs off for a Long Weekend

on 22 September 2016.

Rick-Stein-copyright-Anna-McCarthy

Rick Stein copyright Anna McCarthy

Rick Stein Hungerfod Bookshop 15th October

On Saturday 15th October at 12.30pm, celebrated chef and TV presenter, Rick Stein will be signing copies of his new book, Long Weekends, in the Hungerford BookshopHot on the heels of opening his new restaurant, Rick Stein Marlborough on 8th October, the esteemed grub-meister is fast becoming something of a local. His new book

After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.

Oscar Wilde

contains over 100 new recipes from his travels around Europe, and ties in (naturally) with his new BBC series airing this Autumn. We confidently expect that many signed copies will be finding their way into Christmas stockings around Hungerford this year, so there is likely to be a queue. You will need to exercise patience to bag your copy. Not quite camping out in Harrods' doorway the night before the sale but doubtless Eliane's will be doing a brisk trade in take-out coffee.

Rick Stein Malrborough opening Saturday 8th October

The latest in a string of his acclaimed restaurants, Rick Stein Marlborough will be opening at Lloran House on the High Street in Marlborough on Saturday 8th October. The Rick Stein brand has such cachet that local sophisticates and out-of-towners are eagerly awaiting what is likely to be a heavily subscribed first night.

Marlborough's elegant High Street and in particular the Grade II listed Lloran House, is a worthy site for a pedigree restaurant. The Georgian building is currently receiving the final touches to its transformation into an 84-seat restaurant, remaining sympathetic to its period architecture whilst delivering a stylish and contemporary feel throughout . Rick Stein said, “Marlborough is such a beautiful town in a wonderful part of the country and it’s Rick-Stein-copyright-Anna-McCarthy

Rick and Charlie Stein

incredibly exciting to be opening a restaurant there. As soon as I saw Lloran House I thought it would make the perfect restaurant. ' Rick, along with Group Executive Chef, Jack Stein and newly appointed Head Chef, Kevin Chandler are currently finalising the menus whilst Group Wine Buyer, Charlie Stein, is crafting a carefully chosen wine list.

Rick Stein Marlborough’s dishes will remain faithful to Rick’s roots with a heavy focus on seafood, but in keeping with Wiltshire’s rich farming heritage, there will also be a number of locally sourced meat and game dishes. 'I’m very much in favour of local food and we’ll be looking to highlight some of the best produce in Wiltshire” says Rick. Guests will be able to enjoy some of his most iconic dishes such as the Dover Sole a la Meunière and Turbot Hollandaise but will also be able to choose from a delicious selection of new dishes including Salt Pork Belly with split pea puree and sauerkraut, and Baked Guinea Fowl with garlic beans and smoked sausage.

Alongside the a la carte menu there will a set lunch option and a tempting array of desserts.Whether you're looking for a proper blow-out at the weekend or a quick mid-week bite, Rick Stein Marlborough looks set to deliver. Bookings are now being taken via the website www.rickstein.com or by calling 01672 233333.

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