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Anaïs et Thomas Hardy, Vincent Thomy, Jean-Luc Rallu et Estelle Passelande​​

La Chapelle-Glain (44)​​

En s’appuyant sur un modèle vertueux de polyculture, la Ferme du Moulin regroupe 5 associés et compte environ 120 ha de terres entièrement cultivées en agriculture biologique et une grande diversité de production : élevage d’agneaux solognots (race en voie de conservation) et de vaches jersiaises, produits laitiers de brebis, porcs en plein air de race Longué bayeux, pain au levain issu du blé de la ferme (variétés anciennes et panifiables) et la culture de myrtilles.
Leur production est vendue en direct, sur les marchés de Nantes et d’Angers, dans les magasins de producteurs et à travers les AMAPS.

Moving on – time to see what a 2 Star Michelin kitchen is like……

It’s been 3 months since my last series of posts, and quite a lot has happened during that time. At MBC our lunchtimes have been pretty crazy with 50+ covers being the average – no surprise really because I reckon that we do the best lunch food in the neighbourhood. The evening services, on the […]

MBC for ever…..

…well, at least untill I leave Paris for Nantes in July 2011. Yep, I’d have to say that things are going well in Gilles Choukroun’s flagship restaurant….quite a change from a month or so ago when I was bored and tired with the work, and irritated/worn down by my colleague in the kitchen. Since the […]

Chefsdiary Recipie Challenge #1 : the chef’s proposition

Here’s my proposition : oysters in a warm vinaigrette, with an oyster sabayon and cripsy chestnut chips on a beetroot and apple carpaccio. Now for the photos : The result ? : the flavour mix is good – salty, sweet, earthy. the texture mix pretty good too – crispy (chestnut), smooth (oyster, beetroot), velvet (sabayon), […]

Dom “For One Euro Only” – the photos and a chef’s view……

Another event over, approximately 300 “mini-meals” served and a resounding success – at least in terms of customer satisfaction and my overall organisation. The only negative point being that I didn’t charge enough for what I was sending out. More on that later. First of all, a brief explanation of what the event was this […]

jerusalem artichoke risotto with panfried scallops and squid

Here’s the “recipie” for what I made for lunch today for my family and a friend and her 2 kids….a little risotto (always popular with the kids) finished off with a purée of jersualem artichoke (that’s been in the fridge for a few days !!), accompanied by fresh scallops on a bed of leek braised […]

Dom “For One Night Only” : things taking shape

Just a quick update on how things are going with the reservations, preparations, the menu and the stress !! 20 reservations so far – my little Google Docs booking form is working a treat (give it a go if ever you need a quick and simple way of getting people to give you feed back, […]

Dom “For One Night Only” : testing out the 2nd and the 4th course……

…that is (for those who don’t already know), the Millefeuille of Crab and the thyme-butter poached lobster. Let’s start with the result – the crab : a resounding success, but given that this was a second attempt (see Apple Millefeuille with Creamy Crab) I was really just trying a different creamy mix….and it was better […]