Waitrose & Partners Weekend Issue 611

4 AUGUST 202 2 43 Photography: Andrew Burton, Phil Rigby, Jason Spoor, WiLKY photography, LAT Photographic generations of the Heaton Cooper family. Its café was inspired byMathildeMarie Valentinsen, a Norwegian country girl who married the first Heaton Cooper artist, a former clerk fromBolton named Alfred, in 1894. A teamof skilled chefs hired by his great-granddaughter and studiomanaging director Becky Heaton Cooper produce chocolate and cardamom semlor buns, ginger and lingonberry cake, chocolate and praline tarts andmini-iced pale green princess cakes, topped with pink fondant roses. Seeded rye bread for the Danish smørrebrød comes froma local bakery and toppings feature gravlax with cucumber, horseradish and apple yogurt, or seasonal vegetables with homemade ricotta. Knäckebröd, a Swedish crispbreadmade in-house, is served with pea houmous and pickled kohlrabi, and walkers can enjoy fiskefrikadeller – fish cakes with Tenderstem broccoli, dill andmustard remoulade. Artist Chris Rigby’s landscape paintings are on show until 4 September. Breakfast and lunch daily. heatoncooper.co.uk THE MESS Messums, Wiltshire Messums gallery and arts centre is set in a restored 13th-century tithe barn – the largest thatched building in the country. TheMess Restaurant and another gallery space opened this spring in a former dairy, and between the two lies a courtyard with sculptures and taste sensations (Clockwise from above) The Garden Café seating area at The Garden Museum; tomato smørrebrød at Mathilde’s Café at Heaton Cooper Studio; José Pizarro at The Royal Academy; Roth Bar & Grill at Hauser & Wirth; Messums tithe barn covered seating, while sculptor Laurence Edwards’ giant bronze WalkingMen stride through the grounds from Saturday (6 August) until 16 October. Head chef Chris Warwick serves a seasonal menu, and daytime sharing dishes include jacket potato crisps with baked SaintMarcellin cheese with tru e honey, or lime and cashew-roasted houmous with nasturtium. Summer calls for chilled soup of Eveshampeas and soft herbs with Yellison Farmgoat’s curd and butterhead lettuce, followed by strawberry and hibiscus trifle with elderflower ice. The restaurant o ers four-course dinner menus featuring the likes of British polenta with bubble and squeak flavours, Cheddar-style Lancashire bomb andWiltshire tru e. Diners can also wander around the galleries until 7.30pm. Lunch Thursday toMonday, dinner Thursday to Saturday from 12 August. messumswiltshire.com ROTH BAR & GRILL Hauser & Wirth, Somerset The renowned Swiss contemporary art dealer Hauser &Wirth has galleries inNew York, London and Los Angeles, as well as deepest rural Somerset. Iwan andManuela Hauser purchased the dilapidated Durslade Farmnear Bruton in 2009 and set about turning it into a world-class gallery and arts centre, which opened in 2014. Today, the 1,000-acremixed farmprovides produce for the kitchen at on-site Roth Bar &Grill – there’s even a vineyard supplying white and roséMaid of Bruton. Start with burrata, broad beans and peas with chilli andmint, or beef carpaccio with beetroot and horseradish. Cooking over fire is a focus, featuring carefully sourced cuts of meat from local Castlemead chicken or Edington pork. Puddings include cheeses from the Durslade FarmShop with foraged chutney or blood orange sorbet. Dine under a neon JasonRhoades chandelier, drink at the long bar designed by Björn andOddur Rothwith a backdrop of scavenged farmmaterials, andwalk the perennial meadowplanted byDutch landscape architect Piet Oudolf. An exhibition spanning 60 years of work by sculptor Henry Moore, Sharing Form, runs until 4 September. Open daily for breakfast and lunch in August, Thursday to Saturday for dinner. rothbarandgrill.co.uk

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