10 Questions with Miles…
Because I love meeting new people, and still enjoy the buzz of service and making sure my guests go home happy!
2. If you’re hosting a dinner party, what are you cooking?
I’m quite foodie and enjoy cooking, so it would be Salt & Chilli Crispy Squid, Roasted Garlic Aioli, Spring Onions & Rocket Salad followed by Slow Cooked Beef cheek, Roasted Root Vegetables, Garlic & Thyme Mash, Red Wine Jus. For pud I love Lemon Posset, but I’d make a Shortbread Base covered with Strawberry Jelly. I’d also make some Toffee Popcorn and garnish with Baby Basil Leaves.
3. Favourite tipple?
Anything sweet, as I have a terribly sweet tooth! Disaronno on ice usually or in the summer a nice long Gin & Tonic with plenty of fresh limes!
4. Describe yourself in three words…
Authentic, funny (But in a Dad joke fashion more often than not!) and passionate.
5. What inspires you?
Passion, fun and people inspire me. Seeing what I want and going to get it, but having some laughs as we trip up along the way.
Too many to mention! The most recent being dressing up as a Dalmatian for a guests black and white themed party because nobody else would wear the costume!
7. What attracted you to Brookmans?
Brookmans is a fantastic pub with great guests, and definitely the only place to be in the area!
8. Any words of widom for a budding restauranteur?
Be passionate about what you serve and how you serve it. If you can get your people and your produce right you’re on to a winner! Also, look at what is already being done – most of the best ideas are stolen!
9. Any guilty pleasures?
Prawn Crackers! I have no idea why but I can literally eat them by the bucket load! Mix them and a good box set and I’m sold…..You can never just watch one episode of anything!
10. Finally, any random facts we should know about you?
Massively competitive! I have a very strong history in Football and can still show a few people up on the rugby field! I’m also quite handy for a few tips at Ascot should they be required!
Pop down and see Miles in the pub soon, he’d love to get to know you!