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Country Creatures Chef Series: Ben Tish

For our second instalment of our Chef Series we welcomed Ben Tish through the doors of The Double Red Duke. Ben is a well known chef, restauranteer and cook book author and now Chef director of Cubitt House, London. He has written many books, inspired by his love of the Mediterranean, the most recent being Sicilia: A love letter to the food of Italy, a beautiful book celebrating this diverse and fascinating culinary area with everything from Sicilian octopus and chickpea stew to roasted pork belly with fennel and sticky quinces and Limoncello semifredo.


Cooking from the open kitchen at the centre of the restaurant Ben served up a delicious Mediterranean inspired feast. Those at the Chef’s table where, as ever, at the heart of the action. Highlights included the whipped Nduja, fennel crackers, orange blossom honey & oregano and the grilled Angus beef rump, grape must, with Grezzina & Romane courgettes and not forgetting the delicious Amalfi lemon and almond cake, mascarpone and thyme.

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