To eat at L’Enclume is a near religious experience – even the bread is good enough to make a grown man look to the heavens. Every dish at the two-Michelin-starred restaurant is developed in partnership with chef proprietor Simon Rogan’s farm just outside the village, and Rogan is constantly working to push the balance towards the farm and the seasons dictating the menu, rather than the other way around.
To enter the holy crypt at the centre of Rogan’s domaine, head to Aulis, adjacent to the main restaurant. It’s ostensibly a kitchen table removed from the restaurant, where curious diners hungry for a top-to-bottom experience of Rogan’s operation can sit and try dishes that might be total one-offs. This is an amazing way to how see chefs at this level take some of the restaurant’s most memorable dishes from concept to execution; and, with the farm’s growers involved too, to experience just how hand-in-hand the farm’s operations are with the restaurant’s. An experience you’ll never forget. (As long as you don’t drink too much.) For more info, visit: lenclume.co.uk