The Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
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AA announced its winners today (Wednesday, October 27) in a virtual ceremony aimed at recognising the best culinary talent in the UK.
Restaurant L’Ortolan was amongst three other dining venues that received three of the coveted rosettes.
L’Ortolan earned the prestigious accolade after an AA inspector was impressed with their ‘aspiring contemporary cooking approach to French cuisine’.
Rosette Award Restaurant Reading
L’Ortolan is a name synonymous with modern gastronomy since the 1980s. Now, talented young chef James Greatorex is the man in ‘whites’, delivering sophisticated, highly detailed, aspiring contemporary cooking via carte and tasting menus.
Dishes come dressed to thrill, with flavour, texture, balance and precision to the fore; witness ‘melting’ citrus cured Cornish mackerel teamed with cucumber and buttermilk, or ‘sparkling fresh’ Cornish cod ballotine with clams, sea herbs and watercress. Fine-dining standards like canapés, bread, pre-desserts and petits fours round off a polished act, alongside professional and informed service.