Blogging our restaurant opening

I'm currently taking a recipe break and posting about opening the restaurant opening over on the Guardian/Observer Word of Mouth Blog ... some great feedback so far, please feel free to add to comments or comment here ... Mat

ps Bagged loads of Elderflowers today and will post a recipe once I've tried it !

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  1. Try adding another fruit to the elderflowers when making cordial: strawbs; pomegranate; passion fruit etc.. A fantastic soft drink for your bar with good gp!! When are you opening? AM very excited! Hope Heather doing well!

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  2. I posted a few veggie recipes, but the Guardian moderators appear to have taken it upon themselves not to publish. Perhaps my blog can inspire you. Maybe not quite your style, but may lead to a few new ideas. http://foodfrom4.com. Would be interested in knowing what you think

    oh and good luck with the Wild Garlic

    Ian

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  3. Please, please, please not chunky chips. Otherwise menu looks very good indeed. Also I like a good (i.e. proper English) but light ale before (and sometimes with) a meal, as do many of my friends, so get your wine friend to help on that. Oh and get the bread and butter right - extremely important.

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  4. Mat, Just back from dorset - don't think you will have affected the elderflowers this year - never seen so many. If you get a good 'champagne' brew going, that would be good! Matt

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  5. Mat, as you know, very proud of you. As for elderflowers, I'm picking some this week to make a load of champagne. Just back with a few mackerel, crab and a duck is roasting in the oven, stuffed with sage and rhubarb, cheers David

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  6. Done ...

    Elderflowers made some great cordial ... going for fizz with this week's batch ...

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  7. Hope your opening night went well Matt! Would love to hear about it on the blog when your feet touch the ground!

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  8. Recently made some elderflower and mint cordial (see blog for details) it was very refreshing indeed.

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  9. @foodfrom4 / Ian - Rick from Word of Mouth here - the moderators wouldn't have stopped your comment from publishing. Have you successfully posted comments on Guardian blogs in the past?

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  10. Hi Mat, loved watching you on MC, hope the restaurant is a huge success, you deserve it. Unfortunately I won't be able to visit and sample your creations because I now live in Spain. But hey you never know I might be able to get to you one of these days on a rare visit to UK.

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  11. Mat, Any chance of a 'shufty' at the wine list?

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