- Fergus' Illustrative Prints
Presenting Fergus' marvellous illustrations! Three delightful drawings that have been beautifully reproduced as individual, signed prints. These illustrations are inspired by the foundations on which the St. JOHN kitchens were built, fond memories of Parisian brasseries and even Fergus' love of great Burgundies... Printed on fine German Etching, these playful prints are available to purchase separately or as your very own triptych.
Trotter of Love:
Fergus first remembers drawing what would later become the Trotter of Love on his honeymoon. "After our wedding reception we left our drunken friends and headed to Paris. We settled in at Brasserie Balzar in Rue des Écoles for supper. Margot had steak tartare, which was a fortunate choice as it acted as a comfortable pillow when she fell asleep face-down. So, I was left on my own eating my pied de porc grillé, a fine grilled pig's trotter." And it was in this rather special moment that this charming drawing came to be.
The Pig has always been the axis of the kitchens, responsible above anything for informing our working practice and our philosophy. It is the quintessential nose-to-tail animal and allows us to cook the way we do. Here, Fergus pays tribute to the pivotal pig and the role this wonder beast plays in the chefs domain, with his trademark playfulness.
Wine also plays a huge part in what we do at St. JOHN. It's said that where Fergus is responsible for putting food on the plate, Trevor is responsible for putting wine in the glass. And this illustration is a nod to the other side of the pass, the rhythms of the St. JOHN bar, our very own winery in France, and all those great sniffs of excellent wine that continue to live on in the labyrinth of Fergus' memory. "Keep sniffing!", says Fergus.
Each print measures 8 x 10 inches. Price includes an off-white mount, for framing.
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