Family owned and run, The Dysart Petersham is driven by a guiding family view, firmly rooted in the shared values of the lead team of manager, Barny Taylor, and Head Chef, Kenneth Culhane: passion for food and wine, commitment to quality ingredients, responsible sourcing, belief in the value of tradition and the role of food, wine and welcome in conviviality.
Both are constantly inspired by our surroundings in this country village half an hour from Mayfair and the always beautiful changes it sees through the seasons.
It is engrained in both to appreciate and reflect in their decisions:
- the increasing need, understood so naturally in earlier years more closely connected with nature, for ethical treatment and welfare of animals, thoughtful and natural cultivation of plants, and the wise, thoughtful use of resources
- the value of old varieties and breeds and the richness that wild herbs, flowers and plants add to our lives
- the role of beauty in enriching life.
A concert pianist recently drew to our attention some words of Henry Miller:
“Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life”
Whether one agrees, or not, this is a wonderful summation of all we hope to help achieve across all the arts, food, wine, music , artworks, nature, conviviality, good company and conversation, with pleasure for all the senses.