Fay Maschler and sister Beth Coventry create new menu for Great Taste at the Cadogan

by Janie Stamford, Wednesday 26th September 2012 10:26

Restaurant critic Fay Maschler and her sister, chef Beth Coventry, have devised a menu for Great Taste at the Cadogan in London's Knightsbridge.

The sisters worked with Oliver Lesnik, head chef at the Cadogan hotel, and his team to create a menu that features some of the highest-scoring products in this year's Great Taste Awards.

The menu, which launches tomorrow and will run until the end of February next year, is priced at £18 to £28 for one to three courses.

Dishes include cured and smoked fish, comprising wild hot-smoked Albacore tuna, silver smoked eel fillet, roast smoked trout, salmon roe, buckwheat blinis and sour cream; and Rhug lamb tagine with couscous and Belazu preserved lemon; and Jolly Nice gooseberry and elderflower ice-cream, shortbread with rhubarb and ginger jam.

Commenting on her experience of writing her own menu rather than writing about other people's, Maschler said: "So often being just the recipient of someone else's menu, it has been intriguing and rewarding for Beth and myself to work with Oliver Lesnik - where cooking talent runs in the family - and his impressive team, testing, tasting and adjusting.

"Some of the Great Taste award-winning products - for example, the guanciale from Hannan meats in Northern Ireland - are a revelation, and all of them an encouraging measure of progress and triumph among artisan producers."

This year's Great Taste Awards, which were launched in 1994, received nearly 9,000 entries.

By Janie Manzoori-Stamford



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