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CLS Cooks: Salmon & Leek Potato Gratin

I love to cook. It’s one of my favorite things to do, and it’s quite possibly the only domestic task that gives me pleasure. I have a great relationship with food, and it gives me passion and inspires me to try out new tasty treats. One of my fall-back comfort dishes has always been ‘Potato au Gratin’, which I’ve been making since I was twelve. However, on a lazy Sunday, I decided to put a bit of a twist on a classic.

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The Ultimate Wedding Venue: Clevedon Hall, Somerset

I’ve been AWOL, very much so, lately, for personal reasons that I have largely neglected to blog about. I went into things briefly in my last post, but for the most part, these things will stay private, at least until I have a better hold on them! So, with that in mind, I was super fortunate to be granted the chance to get away to some solitude for the weekend. Escaping the misery of Peterborough and the craziness of London was nice, and off I headed on a press trip to the grandeur of Clevedon Hall*, a picturesque and recently renovated wedding/celebration/corporate venue just outside of Bristol.

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Ai Fiori, Manhattan, New York City

I’m becoming a Michelin Star restaurant fiend. If that’s a faux pas to make a big thing about, sue me. If I’m going to spend a large proportion of my income on food, I’m going to shout about it. You see, whilst I’m more than comfortable enough to go to these types of places, my bank account still notices. I’m not exactly a millionaire. I’m happy with that though, because Ai Fiori, my third ever Michelin Starred restaurant is memorable to me, because I don’t get to taste food like this every day.

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Christmas Eve @ The Red Fox, Thornton Hough (Wirral)

As my work ever so kindly let us finish for Christmas on the 19th, it meant I could attempt to restore some sanity by returning home and seeing my family, who I am super close to. On Christmas Eve, we decided going for a nice spot of lunch would be the perfect way to spend the day together before heading our separate ways for Christmas itself. The Red Fox, in Thornton Hough on the Wirral/Cheshire border is the recently renovated, absolutely gorgeous replacement for The Grange, which was another previously upscale restaurant that I hear had a few issues towards the end. The rework they’ve done is extensive, the money spent could well have been a risk, but although it’s still early days yet –  I’d still say it was all worth it.

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