Win an 'Art of Gastronomy' experience at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

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One lucky subscriber and a guest will win an 'Art of Gastronomy' experience at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Raymond Blanc's celebrated hotel and restaurant in the heart of Oxfordshire.

Plus, you will receive a copy of his new book, The Lost Orchard.

Enjoy an overnight stay with Champagne on arrival, dinner in the Michelin star restaurant and take part in a one-day course at the Raymond Blanc Cookery School.

You can visit his orchard during your stay, take a brisk winter walk around the grounds, sample some of the Orchard’s delights at dinner and learn how to make some truly delicious recipes.

With apple crumble season well under way, what better time to get inspired in the kitchen by Michelin-star chef Raymond Blanc? His new book, The Lost Orchard, is a celebration of some of the UK’s best and most ancient fruit varieties. 

For those not lucky enough to win the competition - all subscribers quoting "The Lost Orchard" will receive a 20% discount when booking a midweek one-day cookery course before the 25th December 2019. Visit the Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons website for more details on booking.

One-day courses at The Raymond Blanc Cookery School introduce a range of themes, from Maman Blanc's classic dishes, delicious desserts to stocks and sauces. All courses are hands-on and give you the opportunity to create imaginative cuisine in a practical and supportive learning environment. For details call 01844 278881 or email and quote "The Lost Orchard".

To enter, click on 'enter competition' in the information box.

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Open to United Kingdom residents aged 18 or over only, except employees of the Promoter, News Corp UK & Ireland Limited, and their associated, affiliated or subsidiary companies, their families, agents or any other person(s) connected with the competition, including third party promotional partners

This competition is only open to Times Subscribers.

Competition closes at 23:59 on January 12, 2019 (the “Closing Date”). Entries received after the Closing Date will not be counted.

One entry per person. Bulk, automatically generated or third party entries are void.

To enter you must click ‘Enter competition’ button.

There is 1 winner and one prize 

The winner will be selected at random from all valid entries for this competition received before the Closing Date.

Winners will be notified by email or using the other contact details provided by the winner within seven days after the Closing Date. All reasonable endeavours will be made to contact the winner during the specified time.  If a winner cannot be contacted or is not available, the Promoter reserves the right to re-draw another winner from the valid/correct entries that were received before the Closing Date.

Prize to include: 

  • 2 x copies of The Lost Orchard book by Raymond Blanc for winner and a friend.
  • "Art of Gastronomy" Experience at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Raymond Blanc hotel with Champagne on arrival, overnight accommodation, dinner in the Michelin star restaurant for two, breakfast the following morning, two places on a one-day course in The Raymond Blanc Cookery School the following day.

Prize can be redeemed between Sunday and Thursday, subject to availability. 

Expires 1st April 2020. 

Prize does not include travel to and from the hotel.

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