BENTLEY CREATES LUXURIOUS SEASONAL PICNIC FOR LINLEY HAMPER BY MULLINER
- Ultimate picnic menu devised by acclaimed team at Daylesford Organic
- Elegant autumnal flavours compliment Linley Hamper by Mulliner
- Hamper includes fine Linley china, cutlery, tableware and crystal glass
- Mulliner is Bentley’s in-house personal commissioning division
(Crewe, 16 November 2016) The culinary team at Daylesford Organic, the award-winning farm and farm-shop collective, has created an organic British picnic to complement the flavours of the season and the Linley Hamper by Mulliner for the Bentley Bentayga.
When devising the menu, Executive Chef at Daylesford Organic, Gaven Fuller, was inspired by the flavours and colours of the best organic seasonal produce. His skill as a chef mirrors the craftsmanship and attention to detail that go into the creation of each and every Bentley.
The bespoke feast includes a carved Daylesford pumpkin filled with green kale, heritage apples, crispy bacon, toasted seeds and a honey mustard dressing. This is complimented by an autumnal buckwheat tabbouleh; wild mushroom, truffle and gruyere arancini; roasted squash and balsamic red onion tartlets and red kuri squash, chilli and chickpea cakes. To finish, there are raspberry macaroons with a buttercream filling; chocolate praline slices and lemon and raspberry gateau.
Fuller explains: "Late autumn is a time of great abundance at Daylesford. As the weather grows colder, we look to the earthy, intense flavours of our many varieties of pumpkin, squash and beetroot – each nurtured over the summer months in our rich organic soil. Careful slow-cooking techniques bring out their subtle sweetness and, carefully paired with our tender grass pastured beef, game or foraged wild mushrooms, offer a true celebration of the season.
"Our orchards and hedgerows offer an opportunity to recreate our favourite sweet dishes, each with innovative twists, layers of subtle spices and that optimal balance of sweet and sour,” Fuller continued.
This delicious, seasonal banquet is served from the Linley Hamper by Mulliner, which is equipped with the finest tableware and cutlery. Plates, cups and saucers are sourced from the Sublime Collection of Haviland – the renowned French porcelain maker. Four sets of award winning Alta Robbe and Berking silver cutlery are joined by a beautifully crafted chrome-finished Bentley ‘Flying B’ bottle stopper.
The team of craftspeople at Mulliner – Bentley’s personal commissioning division – created the hamper set to enhance the experience of Bentayga customers wishing to enjoy luxury dining in the great outdoors.
The set comprises three separate compartments, each hand-trimmed by Mulliner’s experienced craftspeople in a choice of Camel, Hotspur, Linen, Magnolia, Beluga or New Market Tan exterior leather. To add an additional personal touch, Mulliner can embroider a name, logo or family crest into the leather.
The Linley Hamper by Mulliner is secured into the Bentayga on a custom-engineered docking mechanism. This allows all three compartments to be pulled forward to the edge of the tailgate, for effortless access and removal from the vehicle to maximise luggage space.
The hamper can be utilised with or without the Bentayga’s unique Event Seat option, providing a variety of ways to enjoy al fresco dining. For added comfort in the great outdoors, the hamper boxes can be removed and used as seats.
To see Daylesford Organic create the autumn hamper menu, visit the Bentley Newsroom at www.bentleymedia.com.
Notes to editors
Bentley Motors is the most sought after luxury car brand in the world. The company’s headquarters in Crewe is home to all of its operations including design, R&D, engineering and production of the company’s four model lines – Continental, Flying Spur, Bentayga and Mulsanne. The combination of fine craftsmanship, using skills that have been handed down through generations, alongside engineering expertise and cutting-edge technology is unique to UK luxury car brands such as Bentley. It is also an example of high-value British manufacturing at its best. Bentley employs around 4,000 people at Crewe.
All Daylesford’s food comes straight from their farm to your fork: their meat and poultry, fruit and vegetables from their market garden, bread from their bakery, and cheese, milk and yoghurt from their creamery. To make their soups and meals, their chefs use only the freshest ingredients, combined with simple techniques to bring out the natural flavours of their seasonal, organic produce. When they don’t make a product on their farm, they source from artisan suppliers who share their commitment to quality and sustainability, and who produce items to their recipes. They are fully transparent in that you can visit their farm to see for yourself how their animals are kept, where their vegetables are grown and how their food is produced. www.daylesford.com