Author Archives: alliumfood

a fresh taste

A Guilty as charged. Once again we’ve tried – and failed – to keep the blog posts flowing. Truth be told, it’s been difficult to stop and draw breath since the opening of our new tasting room a few months back. … Continue reading

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Introducing: the tasting room

Where did the time go? Obviously, we never intended to leave it so long between blog posts. Things just ran away with us, as we completed the changeover to simply allium, and shifted up a gear with our allium event catering service. And … Continue reading

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the simple truth

There has been a conspicuous lack of blogging activity since our post-Christmas break, but at last we can reveal why. After eight amazing years in the Cotswold town of Fairford, restaurant allium is set to move to a new location later … Continue reading

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A Right Boar

There are few products with a more misleading label than wild boar. Here in the UK, at least, the name refers to the breed, not the lifestyle. In truth, we’re talking about a life of free-ranging rather than free-roaming. And even then … Continue reading

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Seasons Change

For a chef, it’s essential to be acutely aware of seasonality. Our menus ebb and flow as the year progresses, as hot gives way to cold, fresh gives way to comforting. and every animal, vegetable, fruit and nut has its … Continue reading

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Forestry Commission

Forest Floor: hazelnut praline parfait pine cone, lemon thyme yoghurt ice cream, malted nut m-cake and chocolate soil, sloe gin berries, yoghurt sherbet snow, sweet cicely. Eagle-eyed link clickers may recognise this one from our research & development chef’s own … Continue reading

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The New Rock’n’Roll

We’ve talked about the food, we’ve posted a few recipes, and given some glimpses behind the scenes at restaurant allium. But one area we’ve never really discussed on the blog is the sideline head chef James has as a respected … Continue reading

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