Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > U.K./Ireland >
Aug 6, 2013 10:17 AM

Raymond Blanc - How to Cook Well (Roasting)

In an episode regarding roasting technique, Raymond Blanc visited a place (Restaurant? Pub?) a former cook/employee of his now prepares all the roasts... And claimed it might be the best in the country?

I didn't catch the name, so does anyone here know the name of the place?

Couldn't find any info at the BBC2 site, other than recipes...

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Can you get BBCiplayer where you are?. The programme is still available on the website.

    1 Reply
    1. re: Paprikaboy

      I could download the episode too... But easier to ask here... ;)

    2. It was called The Draper's Arms. I noticed, too, that one week Blanc went to visit Dabbous.

      5 Replies
        1. re: zuriga1

          I'm assuming this will be the Drapers Arms in Islington, rather than Google's second hit on the name which is the one in Peterborough.

          1. re: Harters

            I'm sure that it's the Islington one, John, but I really can't say I'm 100% on that. I've found it interesting how these chefs take what they've learned working under Blanc and then go off to do their own thing... and very well.

            1. re: zuriga1

              I believe the merry-go-round of chefs is very common in the industry. I've seen somewhere that the Fat Duck has something like 50 chefs, most of whom are working there on unpaid "stages" just for the learning experience.

              1. re: zuriga1

                I am mistaken about the cook at 'The Drapers Arms' being an alumni of Blanc's kitchen...

                I blurred two episodes... The one on roasting and the one on baking... My apologies for the error... ^^;

                And indeed, it is in Islington...


                I decided to download the episode and confirmed it... :)