Sam’s Blog – 24th January 2018

……. And so I guess as is normal for this time of year, a reflection on all that has passed and all that we have to look forward to.

2018 is a year of landmarks for Field & Fork; we celebrate our tenth anniversary, an achievement I still quite can’t believe and which I can only accredit to those staff that have worked so hard over those years to build Field & Fork into what it has become, so to those people I thank you sincerely.

To celebrate this, we are holding an event every quarter, the first one on Saturday 17th March in association with Hambledon vineyard; a celebratory banquet with their nationally renowned English sparkling wine and of course, matched with three courses from our kitchens; click here for the menu.  Definitely one not to be missed and a fantastic way to start the events season.

It is also 30 years since a fresh-faced, 3 stone lighter 16 year old entered the kitchen of Le Gavroche and became the apprentice of Albert Roux.  That apprentice now celebrates ten years of running and owning Field & Fork, after three decades spanning kitchens across three continents, culminating in the dishes you enjoy at Field & Fork today.  This milestone will be celebrated with an event later in the year so do sign up to our newsletter so as not to miss out.

And last but definitely not least, the silent driving force behind Field & Fork, my wife Janet, is hard at work again creating our new events concept.  Our contract at Southend Barns sadly ends at the end of this year so we have created a new concept to offer you from 2019 – very exciting, so watch this space if you’re planning an event of any sort next year!

So all in all, an exciting year to come.  The restaurant creative as ever and after a sleepy start at the beginning of January, is now up to full speed again.

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See you at the table soon.

Sam

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