Thursday, 25 September 2014

Recipe: Tarte au Citron

Tarte au citron is arguably France's most iconic dessert. It's ominpresent on pretty much all French dessert menus and, here at Elena's L'Etoile, we sell more tarte au citron than any of our other offerings. Its timeless popularity is for good reason, who can possibly resist the sharp tang from the lemon contrasted with the short buttery pastry casing?

To make your own, you'll need the following ingredients:

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Famous Patrons #1 Sean Connery

Elena's l'Etoile is famed for its famous patrons whose pictures adorn the restaurant walls. Such patrons range from Rod Stewart to Michael Palin and we thought it would be fun to turn the spot light on each one in turn and provide a mini biography.

Today's we're turning the spot light on Sean Connery. Famed, of course, for his role as the first James Bond in Ian Flemming's iconic books.

Sean Connery, or to name him correctly, Sir Thomas Sean Connery was born on the 25th August 1930 in Edinburgh. A proud Scotsman, Sean Connery is an avid supporter of the Scottish National Party.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Turning the spot light on rosé

At Elena's Etoile, our expert sommelier is responsible for putting together our excellent wine list. Our Sommeliers role is far more wide ranging than simply selecting wines. He is also in charge of wine procurement, wine storage, wine cellar rotation, and providing expert advice to our valued customers. 

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Recipe: Perfect Croutons

The simplicity of salads is often their great appeal. Raw vegetables, cold meats, and a drizzle
of high quality virgin olive oil - light, easy and refreshing.  Yet sometimes, be it a celebratory meal, a dinner party or the simple enjoyment of cooking, one can wish to do more than arrange pre-cooked meat and chopped vegetables on a plate.

Putting a little extra time into a salad does not have to mean huge flavours, complex
presentation or expensive ingredients. To keep your salads simple and delicately flavoured
we have here our recipe for croutons. The perfect addition to any salad, and your guests will
be impressed that you made them from scratch!