This July to September, L’Ortolan, Reading’s only Michelin-starred restaurant, is proud to bring you The Taste of Summer – a stunning new six-course tasting menu to sample and savour.
Surrounded by gorgeous grounds in the sensational, secluded setting of a former vicarage, L’Ortolan has an enviable reputation and is hugely popular with both locals and visitors alike. With a kitchen run by passionate and talented head chef Tom Clarke, all the pristinely presented dishes are to die for, prepared from the finest regional ingredients with a great deal of creative flair. Bringing a lifelong love of food and exceptional levels of taste with him, Tom Clarke and his team of gifted staff promise only the very best culinary experiences. Warm, welcoming, and with a high standard of professionalism and polish, the team will ensure you feel completely at ease as you absorb the wonderful tastes and ambience of the restaurant.
Delicious dishes elegantly prepared are what define the L’Ortolan experience and you can rest assured that Tom Clarke is passionate about maintaining this exceptionally high standard after taking over from Alan Murchison in 2015. Having trained with Raymond Blanc, Jean- André Charial and Alan Murchison, their influence can be seen all over Tom’s culinary creations but he also brings his own very distinctive and fresh flair, blending classical French flavours, modern techniques, and an innovative combination of flavours and textures to magical effect.
The new six-course tasting menu devised by head chef Tom Clarke, “Taste of Summer”, is a true celebration of the season, using the finest local produce pulled together to create truly sensational dishes. From the beef tartare with charcoal emulsion and confit yolk to the confit trout with avocado and citrus variation or the loin and belly of pork with smoked pommé puree and textures of turnip, your taste buds will be prancing around with pure joy as you savour each and every dish that has been freshly prepared for you with love. You’ll have never tasted food quite like this.
Whether you want to treat a loved one to a truly unique dining experience they’ll never forget in a classically romantic setting or you just want to the try out the very best culinary experiences available to you in the region, you won’t regret booking in at L’Ortolan this summer.
Recently featured on the AA Notable Wine List for 2017-2018, the drinks menu at L’Ortolan is also something to celebrate with a selection that includes biodynamic and organic options, and the sommelier is also always on hand to select the perfect wine to accompany each course.
For just £99 for two people – either lunch or dinner – you can experience the very best Michelin-star level cooking, with six courses that are worth every single penny. Available from the 3rd of July to the end of September, with lunch available Tuesday to Saturday and dinner available Tuesday to Thursday, celebrate summer in style at L’Ortolan.