Raymond Blanc at Camel Valley
World famous TV Chef Raymond Blanc visited Camel Valley vineyards near Nanstallon to source the wine for his one hour BBC Christmas Special. Raymond wanted to know what specialties the Lindos made at Christmas to go with their award winning sparkling wines and then cooked together with Annie Lindo in her farm house kitchen.
Said Bob Lindo: ‘I had to break it to Annie gently that she would be cooking with Raymond Blanc of Le Manoir fame in her own kitchen, no pressure!' However, Bob needn't have worried, because Raymond was blown away with the quality of the local ingredients. Added Annie: ‘We cooked scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and croissant. The salmon was caught in the Camel at the bottom of our farm and smoked in Cornish oak, the eggs were local and free range too, and of course we used only Cornish butter and milk.'
Camel valley is already on the wine list at Le Manoir, but Sam Lindo, ‘UK Winemaker of the Year' had made a special wine to commemorate the 20th vintage at Camel Valley and to celebrate 22 years of pruning and 100,000 vines by Annie.
The programme will be broadcast later in the year.