Friday, 30 January 2009

Cooking demonstration at Brasserie Blanc

Russell and Raymond Blanc cooking.

No like this!!! you English pig.

Raymond Blanc came to Brasserie Blanc Bristol today to cook with 5 competition winner from local papers. Russell joined in and lead the Mussels demonstration...

...Raymond wanted to test out Russells Mussels!
You can watch Russell undergoing the mussel test by clicking this link:

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Happy New Year.

Happy New Year to all!

One of the questions we are being asked a lot is “where is your restaurant?” the answer is, we still don’t know.
We are looking for a premises and it is a big job in itself to find the right place.
All we know is that the restaurant will be not too far from Great Milton in Oxford where Raymond Blanc is based. We are both really looking forward to finding the right place and as soon as we do we will let you know.
We are currently still working in Brasserie Blanc but concentrating a lot more on creating all the paperwork needed for our restaurant. We will be creating a restaurant with the same kind of atmosphere as we did on the show, relaxed and welcoming and filled with cheer. During the show we were supposed to create our dream restaurant, but as you know we didn’t have a choice of location or a very big budget or much time to makeover the restaurant so we created as close a representation as we could with all the constraints we had. The food will be British ‘brasserie’ style, simple recipes but beautifully cooked with fresh ingredients, similar to that created on the show but again we will have a lot more time to plan and prepare dishes. Russell is currently working on creating you delicious menus.
Our aim is to be open by May but it really depends on when we find the right premises.