An evening view of Belmond Le Manoir

olive reader event: join us at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons!

Exclusive offer for olive readers – join us for a fabulous day at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, this February (2018)

Ever wanted to discover Raymond Blanc’s celebrated, two-Michelin- starred Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons? Well, now you can, thanks to olive magazine’s exclusive offer. You’ll get to spend a gastronomic (and gin-fuelled) day at Raymond’s cherished 15th-century manor house with the olive magazine team and lose yourself in the luxurious venue located in the heart of rural Oxfordshire.


Arrive at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons for morning coffee before taking your seat in The Raymond Blanc Cookery School for a bespoke chocolate demonstration. The expert chefs will reveal their tips for the best truffles, tempered chocolate masterpieces, mousses and cakes. Together with the head barman you will then explore the world of gin and discover some of Belmond Le Manor’s favourites with a gin-based cocktail. Enjoy champagne and canapés before a delicious three-course lunch in La Belle Epoque dining room with accompanying wines, finishing with coffee and beautiful, homemade petits fours.

So come and join us for a day of wonderful food and drink – it’s the perfect Christmas gift (or Valentine’s, if you’re feeling organised!).

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Date: Friday 16 February 2018

Venue: Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Great Milton, Oxfordshire

Time: 10am – 3.30pm

Price: £195 per person

Early booking is recommended. You will be seated with fellow guests and the olive team.


10am Arrive for coffee and biscuits

10.25am Welcome by Belmond Le Manoir and olive magazine staff

10.30am Guests split into two groups for chocolate & gin demonstrations

11.30am  Groups swap

12.40pm Champagne reception and canapés

1.15pm Three-course lunch served with accompanying wines, coffee and petits fours

3.30pm Time to explore the gardens or say goodbye with an olive goody bag worth £20

To book, call 01844 277200 quoting ‘olive reader lunch’ or email:

More about Belmond Le Manoir

Belmond Le Manoir is one of the few restaurants in the world to have retained two Michelin stars for over 30 years. Raymond’s menus constantly evolve with the seasons. His two-acre kitchen garden produces 90 types of vegetables and more than 70 varieties of herbs, which are then used in Belmond Le Manoir’s kitchen.


Interview with Raymond Blanc

Read our interview with Raymond Blanc here to find out his favourite foods and guilty pleasures…