Gordon Ramsay has won many accolades, as well as avid fans of his restaurant, books and television shows. As seen in the July/August 2007 issue of Brides, the top chef picks a delicious winter starter to inspire you; why not try pan-roasted scallops with cauliflower purée?

Linen, £12.50 per metre, The Cloth House. Chinese spoon; vodka glass, similar available from Rayners. Rectangular plate, £7.95, Divertimenti. Napkin, £16, Bamford&Sons.