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Daniel Galmiche at the Vineyard Hotel.
  • Eat. Sleep. And drink wine

    Eat. Sleep. And drink wine.

    A feast for the eyes as well as the palate, and a pick me up for the soul, The Vineyard is a real treat for anyone wanting to getaway for the weekend.

    Your break at a glance:

    • 2 nights in a luxurious room
    • 7 course tasting dinner with matching wines
    • 5 course tasting dinner
    • 2 relaxing spa treatments
    • Full English breakfast
    • Full use our "5 Bubbles" spa
    • Bottle of Peter Michael wine
    • Signed copy of Daniel Galmiche's cookbook.

    From £565 per person*

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    *Subject to availability. Based on two people sharing a Luxury Double room. Single Supplement Supply.

  • Taste of Vineyard

    Taste of Vineyard

    Treat yourself to a "Taste of The Vineyard" the perfect place to indulge the palate and refresh the spirit.

    Your break at a glance:

    • 1 night in a luxurious room
    • 7 course dinner with 2 matching wines per course 
    • Full English breakfast
    • Full use of our "5 Bubbles" spa.

    From £265 per person.*

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    Or call us on 01635 528770 to book.

    *Based on two people sharing a Luxury Double room. Single Supplement Supply.

A Chef’s Tale – Daniel Galmiche

"Eating out is one of the greatest pleasures of life. I have made it my mission to communicate this.” As a French chef who regularly appears on TV, Daniel Galmiche certainly gets his message across. But with seasonal dishes locally sourced from sustainable stocks, his food speaks for itself. The result is a triumphant blending of Old World taste and New World values, which might explain why he’s been called "the King of contemporary French cooking”.
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Where have you worked before?

Eden and Le Cerise at The Forbury, Reading, Berkshire Waldos, Cliveden, Berkshire "Daniel Galmiche at The Clermont Club”, Berkeley Square, London Harvey’s, Bristol, England L’Ortolan, Reading, Berkshire Le Gavroche, London Le Meridien Penina, Algarve, Portugal Duxton Hotel and Restaurant L’Aigle d’Or, Singapore

Daniel working at The Vineyard
Describe your style of cooking?

Modern, contemporary French cooking with both Mediterranean and far eastern influences. My food is "Happy Food” – it’s fresh, light, simple, colourful and full of flavours. I love cooking fish. I buy 80% of my ingredients from the South of England – the fish is all line caught from Cornwall and Scotland.

Raymond Blanc is a great inspiration to me and I love his food. Customers who know Raymond’s cuisine will find my food slightly lighter with a more contemporary twist.

Daniel's Desserts at The Vineyard
What do you to bring to The Vineyard?

A new approach to cooking and food – exactly what the customer of today wants. The Vineyard has a wide range of customers and I need to give them flexibility as well as an unforgettable experience, and that’s why I’ve created an 18 seasonal dishes that guests can choose from to build their own tasting menu and enjoy the dishes in any order they please, it’s completely flexible. It is not just about the food, it is also about creating a dining environment where we can share our knowledge and expertise with the customers.

We recently won the Laurent Perrier/Decanter Restaurant of the Year 2012, which was a great achievement for us here at The Vineyard and I am continually looking to add to the already impressive list of awards and accolades The Vineyard has had over the years ensuring we remain on the gastronomic map.

Daniel and Alan
And what about you?

I was born in Lure, in the Comte region of Eastern France; I was enthralled with cooking from an early age. My grandparents ran a small self sufficient organic farm and I used to hunt for game with my father. After leaving school, I worked alongside the Michelin starred Chef Yves Lalloz on a 3 year apprenticeship at the Hotel Beausite, Luxeuil les Bains. The hotel was attached to a farm so I learned to work with ingredients straight from the field to the plate.

Daniel lives with his wife Claire and has a son, Antoine who lives in Scotland. Currently living in Maidenhead, Daniel is a keen golfer when time allows with a decent handicap and a love of cycling and swimming.

Daniel's Mains at The Vineyard
Saturday Kitchen, food festivals and more

He is a regular guest on Saturday Kitchen, cooks at many food festivals around the country including Taste of London, Eat Reading Live, the Henley Food Festival, the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham and the Good Food and Wine Show in Cape Town, South Africa.

Daniel Galmiche - French Brasserie Cookbook

Daniel's first cookbook was published at the in September 2011 and we are pleased to be able to offer this for purchase at The Vineyard. Just ask a member of our team for details. Daniel is currently working on his second cookbook, which he is very excited about. More news on this soon.

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