Tasty news as celebrity chef joins the RTN team

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Michele and Steven Saunders Photo credit: Little Geranium

CELEBRITY Chef Steven Saunders will soon be a regular contributor to RTN where he will give details of some of his most exciting menus and also chat about his fascinating life.

One of the original chefs in Ready Steady Cook he has lived a life that saw him go from a novice at the Savoy Hotel in London to Chef Patron of The White Hart Great Yeldham when he was just 19.

Since then, he has cooked for many celebrities including Princess Diana (who loved his crispy duck which he still produces today) and Prince Charles and will share some of the stories of what he has seen whilst a successful restaurateur, Michelin star chef and writer of 10 successful cook books.

Deciding to slow down and perhaps retire, he and his soon to be wife Michele a former ballet dancer moved to Spain in 2015 but quickly found that the quiet life was not for them and within a matter of months decided to open a restaurant in La Cala de Mijas.

It’s a small, chic, fine dining restaurant that takes the food seriously but treats customers as friends sitting around a chef’s table and literally in no time at all it had become one of the top La Cala restaurants in the Trip Advisor guides.

Always busy and serving great food, this wasn’t enough for the couple who married in 2016 and they then decided to open another Geranium but this time in Marbella just across the road from the Marbella Club Hotel.

Michele was in charge of interior design and Steven produced the menu which is now cooked by specially recruited chefs from a Dublin Michelin starred restaurant.

To add to this, Steven has just started to run cookery master classes in LG Marbella and he will be offering RTN readers the chance to win a day with him cooking Michelin quality food and enjoying a three course meal with wine.

Next week he will explain how to produce Gin and Tonic Salmon which we illustrate here and if you are in the La Cala area, you can sample this as part of a special Early Bird three course menu served between 7pm and 8pm Tuesday to Saturday and costing just €35.

Look forward to hearing from Steven what Margaret Thatcher said to former Speaker of the House Betty Boothroyd when he cooked for them and other interesting tidbits.

A natural raconteur, writer and chef, the Steven Saunders articles promise much and will certainly deliver.

Find out more about both restaurants by visiting littlegeranium.com

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