Michel Roux Jr & The Balvenie have released the next instalment from The Craftsmen’s Dinner film series.
The Balvenie has a rich history of celebrating excellent craftsmanship; however the launch of The Craftsmen’s Dinner – a six part short film series in which exceptionally skilled individuals in various fields are met and profiled by multi award winning chef Michel Roux Jr – will mark the brand’s foremost exploration of outstanding artistry to date.
The YouTube film series sees the two Michelin starred chef set out to unveil the true meaning of craftsmanship by meeting and discussing the talents and secret skills of six equally gifted people; including one of the only knife makers left in Britain, a music-loving salmon smoker, an organic farmer, a potter and a sparkling wine producer.
The next film, which launched this month, sees Michel Roux Jr meet Ole Hansen at his smokehouse in the Cotswolds to understand the passion, the craft and the jazz music that goes into producing one of the UK’s finest smoked salmons.
Each Hansen & Lydersen salmon is carefully hand-filleted and hand-salted according to a family recipe devised by Norwegian fishmonger Lyder-Nilsen Lydersen in 1923. It is then traditionally hung and slowly cold-smoked in the brick kiln of their Stoke Newington smokehouse where it moves in the wind for 12 hours. They use a unique blend of juniper and beech wood for a pleasantly sharp and piquant aroma. Their wood shavings are responsibly sourced, 100% pure wood – with zero chemicals.
The Balvenie is a unique range of single malts created by David Stewart, The Balvenie Malt Master, who celebrates his 54th year at the distillery in 2016. Each has a very individual taste, but each is rich, luxuriously smooth and underpinned by the distinctively honeyed character of The Balvenie.
Jonny Cornthwaite, Senior Brand Manager, The Balvenie commented: “Celebrating exceptional craftsmanship is at the heart of everything we do for The Balvenie; so it is a privilege to work with Michel Roux Jr and these six individuals who really capture the heart of our brand ethos. ‘The Craftsmen’s Dinner’ is our largest and most ambitious project to date; and we’re very excited to introduce the series to the public.”
To celebrate the release we have managed to get our hands on a copy of Michel’s new cookbook; The French Kitchen to offer to one lucky reader.
For your chance to win, all you need to do is answer the following question below.
The competition closes at 23.59 (GMT) on Thursday 2nd June 2016.
*You can enter once per day to increase your chances of winning but please note, only one entry per day will be counted*
The last film will be released at www.youtube.com/TheCraftsmensDinner on the following dates:
• 24th May (Craftsmen’s Dinner)
You can check out the previous short films at the link above too.