Culinary expert and Hand Picked Hotel's Head Chef Lucy Hyder has partnered with Rachel's as part of their "Moments" campaign. Celebrating that moment in the day when you can relax and unwind with your favourite, luxurious Rachel's Organic product, the "Moments" campaign asks us to reflect on that special time when time stands still and we can enjoy an oasis of calm in the storm of our hectic day!
I was absolutely over the moon to be chosen to enjoy my own special moment with Rachel's and Hand Picked Hotels, when I was invited to the sumptuous 4* Buxted Park Hotel in East Sussex for an exclusive cookery and dining experience to help celebrate the partnership.
I am already a big fan of Rachel's. I love their passion and commitment to producing gorgeous organic products in harmony with nature. Ever since reviewing a selection of Rachel's products back in March, the brand has been a firm family favourite. The superior tasting dairy products made with love and the company ethos make Rachel's a quality brand with a big heart.
Hand Picked Hotels boast seventeen superb country house hotels throughout the UK, Scotland and Jersey, where elegant architecture and exquisite interiors blend seamlessly with modern comforts and technology and you are encouraged to kick off your shoes, feel at home and relax. They stand at the forefront of a renaissance in fine British hospitality. These hotels are built for pleasure and enjoyment with attentive friendly staff who really care. They offer a fine dining experience with emphasis on sourcing local produce where possible, creating a better quality and flavour of food made with creative passion and culinary flair. Combining such luxury with the relaxed atmosphere of home is a perfect combination for those of us who enjoy the finer things in life without any pretensions.
It makes perfect sense that these two brands, who do so much to indulge us in blissful "me time", should go hand in hand! A perfect pairing indeed!
On October 5th, I drove the 4 hours down to East Sussex accompanied by my eldest daughter Megan to be guests at Buxted Park Hotel with Rachel's. From the moment I arrived at my VIP parking space in the courtyard I knew I was in for something special. When we were shown to the King George V Suite, our home for the night, my feelings were confirmed! This two roomed suite was fit for royalty! Antique furnishings, original features, works of art, a marble fireplace and outstanding views of the estate make this a truly indulgent experience. But there is no feeling of intimidation...it is relaxing, homely and comfortable.
|Buxted Park Hotel|
|Our view of some of Buxted Park's 312 acres!|
|Lucy Hyder (and me!)|
|Using Rachel's Natural Yogurt on Lamb Tagine|
|Gazpacho, Celery Sorbet and Vodka Jelly|
|Goat's Cheese Risotto and Cherry Tomatoes with Balsamic Glaze|
|Mediterranean Vegetable Pave with Chick Pea and Apricot Cassoulet|
|Chocolate and Almond Tart with Apricot Sorbet|
Check out the Hand Picked Hotels website for details of locations, dining experiences, events and special offers available at the seventeen locations.
Go to the Rachel's Facebook Page for a great competition...just share your moment and create your very own pot! Here's mine!
Find out more about Rachel's on the website. Look out for the Rachel's new TV ad too!
**The experience was completely complimentary...I feel so privileged to have had my moment with Rachel's and Hand Picked Hotels! It was wonderful! **