A few weeks ago I set off in my little car to go somewhere I have always wanted to go: Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. Having watched Raymond Blanc on the television for years, tried my hand at a few of his recipes and known that Le Manoir isn’t actually that far away from me, I was really looking forward to going. I was invited to take part in a cookery class with four other lovely bloggers to try out the new Kenwood mixer and make a couple of different recipes. We had a few little snacks to start the evening: goat’s cheese with manuka honey, beef tartare with horseradish, smoked salmon with yuzu and vegetable curry balls with smoked mayonnaise. They were absolutely delicious. But before the cooking began we had a tour of the gardens.