Simon Rogan moved to the picturesque village of Cartmel, Cumbria, in 2002 to set up L’Enclume, the restaurant with rooms which has since garnered a host of accolades – a Michelin star since 2005, five rosettes from the AA Restaurant Guide, and 9/10 in the Good Food Guide 2012. L’Enclume epitomises Rogan’s intense passion for organic, local and foraged light food. In 2008, he opened Rogan & Co, also in Cartmel, which is an informal British brasserie, and he also runs the 15-acre Howbarrow Farm in the Cartmel Valley, where he grows his own vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers for the restaurants. He has now expanded his restaurant business to acquire a small central London site – Roganic – which opened in June 2011 in Blandford Street, just off Marylebone High Street. Rogan has referred to Roganic as “an extended pop-up” since the site will be redeveloped at the end of that period. The same hallmark food style as L’Enclume is evident in Roganic’s creative, seasonal, inventive menus.