Recently, we were thrilled to welcome Raymond Blanc back to Hambleton. His special dinner, prepared with Aaron Patterson, was due to have taken place in 2020 and sadly cancelled due to “lock-down”. We apologise to all those whom we were unable to accommodate. This dinner was entirely sold out to those who booked the original event.

Aaron started his career as an apprentice at Hambleton before leaving to work under Raymond Blanc at his two Michelin starred restaurant, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat ‘Saisons, as well a number of other high profile kitchens, before returning to Hambleton as head chef. For Aaron, the period spent at Le Manoir was a crucial stepping stone to his success. He found in Raymond an inspiration and a mentor whom he has never forgotten. The 4 course dinner menu Raymond and Aaron created was delicious, paired with exceptional wines selected by sommelier Dominque.

Whilst staying at Hambleton, Raymond and Tim Hart had a few moments to chat about the restaurant industry, please see the full video here:

And then there was time for the long standing friends, Aaron and Raymond to catch up, please see the full video here:


Starter – Beetroot Terrine, horseradish sorbet (vg) (RB)

2022 Domaine Montrose Prestige Rosé Côtes de Thongue


Middle – Seared Orkney Scallop with truffle risotto (HH)

2021 Valdespino Palomino Barrel Fermented Viña Macharnudo Alto Jerez


Main – Presa pork, crackling, caramelised apple and blossom (HH)

2016 Villa Bel-Air Graves


Dessert – Exotic Fruit Raviolo, coconut and lime leaf jus (RB)

(also, a Vegan alternative for this dessert)

2021 Côteaux du Layon St aubin Domaine des Forges