SHAUN VAN DEN BERGH: You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy this pretty starter

The senior sous chef of the Sofitel London Gatwick Hotel has created a delicious vegan starter. You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy it, says Shaun van den Bergh, but be warned, your vegan friends might not want to share...

Champagne Jelly served here with caramelized white chocolate mousse red velvet hearts, panna cotta and sorbet

DAVID WOODS: Champagne jelly is a sweet end to a romantic meal

If you’re popping the question this Valentine’s Day, then do it with champagne.

Herb crusted cassoulet

DAVID WOODS: A colourful herbal remedy for a gloomy winter

For instant colour and flavour just add fresh herbs says David Woods, executive head chef of the Sofitel London Gatwick.

Confit of pork belly with crushed potatoes and wild mushrooms

DAVID WOODS: Crackling good dish makes festive entertaining easy

If turkey just doesn’t tickle your fancy this Christmas then try pork belly, says David Woods, executive head chef at the Sofitel London Gatwick...

Spicy Vietnamese Style Salad with grilled Paneer

DAVID WOODS: Spice up winter with a salad that keeps on giving

If the winter blues have struck and you’re feeling a little gloomy, then this will perk you up.

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