When Simon Rimmer opened his first restaurant, Greens, (www.greensdidsbury.co.uk) in 1990, he did so with two cookery books, no idea how to cook, but a passion to create a great destination restaurant… and chat girls up!
He wasn’t even supposed to be in the kitchen. His role, or so he hoped, was front of house lothario to the beautiful people of West Didsbury. However, financial reality got him into the kitchen (no money to employ anyone) – a decision that changed his life.
Within two years the Guardian described Greens as one of the most exciting restaurants in the UK, even though it was vegetarian. From there, Greens has gone from strength to strength, increasing from 28 to 48 covers in 2005 and, after the purchase of the dress shop next door, it’s now a massive 90 cover… and still packed.
Simon set up EARLE in 2006 with wife Ali and friends, footballer Jason McAteer and footy agent Dave Lockwood. They have recently been joined by a second footballer, Jason Koumas.
He’s also written 4 books – The Accidental Vegetarian, Rebel Cook and Lazy Brunch (with Tim Lovejoy) and his latest book Seasoned Vegetarian, all of which are available to buy as signed copies at EARLE.
The Cheshire Cookery School and Simon Rimmer are
joining together for a day of Simon teaching ‘Seasonal
and Signature Dishes’.
Your day will begin with a coffee and a chat with Simon
in the lounge at the school, and then it’s through into
the kitchens for demonstrations of Simon’s culinary
genius. You will then have the opportunity to roll up
your sleeves get on an apron, and learn new skills and
enjoy replicating Simon’s dishes under his expert
instruction. The cooking will begin with canapés,
followed by a starter, on to the main course and will
finish with a desert.
Simon Rimmer is great fun and light hearted in his
approach to cooking; this will be the ethos of the day
and will show in the finished meal that you will enjoy
with Simon relaxing around the dining table with a
glass of wine or two at the end of your day.
This promises to be a fantastic day at the school –
which is not to be missed, and would also make a
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