Cornwall Bites: May 2017 foodie news

Essential reading for visitors and locals alike, this month’s mouthwatering update on the latest foodie news. With BBQ courses to kick start Cornish Summer Time #CST, events, openings and delicious dining experiences. Bon Appetite!

Wine Tasting Dinner, Rosevine, Portscatho

5 May

The first of The Rosevine's popular wine tasting dinners for 2017 will take place on Friday 5th May. Local wine merchant Charles Steevenson will return to host an evening of great wines, chatter, some tips to pull out at your next dinner party and plenty of sampling. As always head chef Tim will cook up a delicious dinner to compliment Charles' top tipples.

The evening is just £40.00pp including wine tasting, wine pairings and the dinner.

Call 01872 580 206 to book today or visit the website here for more information

Afternoon Tea launched at St Moritz Hotel, Polzeath

This May, the super stylish St Moritz Hotel has extended its flair for fabulous food to the tradition that is afternoon tea. The art deco hotel perched between Rock and Polzeath overlooking the beautiful Camel estuary, is now serving a 3-tiered selection of sweet treats, finger sandwiches with the all-important freshly baked scones, clotted cream and jam all served with a choice of tea, or if you’re feeling really indulgent, Champagne. Served within the chic surroundings of the hotel’s champagne bar, the afternoon tea experience is the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion or simply catch up with friends or family. In order to ensure that the chefs are using the freshest ingredients, the hotel requires afternoon tea bookings to be made 24 hours in advance, but we can assure you this is an experience that you will want to put in the diary.
For prices and a sample menu visit the website here

Polo on the Beach Argentine Asado , Watergate Bay

19 May

Kick off the Polo on the Beach weekend with an authentic Argentine Asado barbecue on the beach with live music from The Big Sets and fireworks.

They’ll be cooking up a storm over an open flame with premium cuts of beef, lamb and pork, along with vegetables from the Chapa and plenty of Aspall Cyder.

Expect whole wood-fired Cornish lamb on the traditional Cordero a la Cruz (Argentine Cross) which will have been marinated and grilled slowly for hours. Served alongside Chorizo Argentino, a specialty Argentine pork/beef Chorizo sausage, Morcilla sausage, Mollejas Ox sweetbreads, colita de Cuadril (whole rump tips) and Asado de Tira (wood fired short ribs). A little salt, chimichuri and lemon is all you’ll need.

A Champagne bar, Tarquin’s gin bar and Aspall Cyder bar will also be serving on the beach.
7.30pm - £60pp


Fire & Feast Nights, Mawgan Porth

12 & 26 May

Enjoy Bedruthan's Sunset, Fire and Feast night with long table feasts, served from an open kitchen stunning sea views across the coastal dune garden and end the evening around the warmth of an open firepit.

Grab a plate and tuck into delicious selection of sharing food served by the Bedruthan Chefs. Then grab a drink and head outside to the firepit for toasted marshmallows! Each Feast Night has different menu, so please check the website to see what will be served.

Arrive at 7:30pm and gather around the table, dinner is served at 8pm. Fire and Feast nights cost £35 per person.

To book and find out more information visit the website here

Godophin Arms, Marazion

Pop into the Godolphin Arms this May and indulge in the new sumptuous Spring Menu that is bursting with seasonal flavours. Take in the views of sun soaked St Michael’s Mount while tucking into a wonderful variety of dishes inspired by the seasons produce. Highlights of the menu include Mount's Bay caught soused mackerel, Cornish blue cheese and tenderstem broccoli tart, Cornish spring lamb rump, and a rhubarb and custard crème brûlée. Find out more here 

Rick Stein's Cookery School, Padstow

Learn to cook with Jack Stein

This is an exclusive opportunity for you to spend a day at Rick Stein’s cookery school, cooking with Jack Stein and learning how to create some of his favourite dishes. With ceviche of monkfish, turbot with spring vegetables and razor clams with borage and persillade butter on the menu, on this one-day cookery course you'll get to develop your culinary skills and will leave with lots of new recipes that you can impress your friends with. Find out more on the website here

New bar at Rick Stein, Fistral

With views overlooking the famous Fistral beach, there’s no better place in Newquay to watch this sunset. This can now be done with a refreshing cocktail or G&T from the brand new bar at Rick Stein, Fistral. The menu features classic cocktails like a bellini, Bloody Mary and Aperol Spritz, alongside a selection of local spirits including Tarquin’s gin and Curio vodka. Find our more on the website here

The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow

Seaside set lunch menu

Enjoy a seasonal set lunch menu at Rick Stein’s The Seafood Restaurant in the heart of Padstow with all your spring favourites including freshly landed fish, locally sourced vegetables and dishes inspired by Rick’s latest travels around the world. Dishes include Cornish rump of lamb with wild garlic, fillet of pollack with clams, asparagus, peas and parsley and panna cotta with stewed forced rhubarb. Find out more on the website here

Philleigh Way Cookery School, Philleigh

Discover a taste of Asia at Philleigh Way Cookery School

3 May

Philleigh Way has teamed up with chef Fiona Were, to create a new South East Asian cookery course. From exotic salads to preparing aromatic curry pastes, students will learn how to create authentic dishes from Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysian and Indonesia that are packed full of exciting and complex flavours.

The course covers a wide variety of skills including pickling, spice blending, preparing curry pastes, and preparing sauces. After completing the course, students will have the confidence to prepare a variety of South East Asian dishes from scratch in their own home. The first South East Asian cookery course takes place on Wednesday 3rd May The course runs from 10:00am-16:00pm and costs £150.00 per person.

To find out more information visit the website here

Desserts course

20 May

Desserts, who doesn’t love them!? Would you like to wow your friends and family with extravagant desserts made using modern techniques and specialist ingredients? During Philleigh Ways new desserts course, you’ll learn a variety of skills used by today’s top chefs including foams, gels and chocolate work as well as mastering traditional skills including how to prepare the perfect pastry. During this hands-on day course, Philleigh Way will give you the skills and confidence to prepare a wide range of show-stopping desserts! If you have a sweet tooth, this course is a must! Sample dishes; Kaffir Lime & Chocolate Tart – candied & crisp limes – pistachio crumb – crème fraiche & spun sugar, Strawberry & White Chocolate Mousse – chocolate soil – chocolate snaps – strawberry gel, Dark Chocolate Collar – Baileys mousse – vanilla foam – hand dipped truffles, Caramelized Rum Banana – compressed pineapple – meringue – golden raisins, Cherry Jelly – coconut tuille – Baked Alaska coconut – pickled cherries – griotine foam. Skills covered will include; tempering chocolate, spun sugar work, using a vacuum to infuse flavours, creating foams and gels, using aeration to prepare meringues

To find out more information visit the website here

Weber BBQ courses

Philleigh Way Cookery School’s Weber BBQ courses kick off again in May, and up first is Weber Essentials. Suitable for those who want to learn to cook food other than the standard barbecue fare of burgers and sausages, the Essentials Course shows how to use Weber’s renowned “lid-on” barbecue technique to grill, roast, smoke and bake! During the 4 hours you and your classmates will prepare a variety of different dishes under the guidance of an expert chef.

Using a combination of charcoal and gas barbecues you’ll be taught skills from lighting techniques to controlling temperature and knowing when your food is perfectly cooked. You’ll receive a demonstration from the chef on how to cook the perfect steak and we’ll ask you to get hands-on with some dough and create your own pizza!

To find out more information visit the website here

Argentinian Asado courses

Asdor, David Deadman takes students on an Argentinian grilling odyssey. Lighting fires and grilling meat is a way of life in Argentina from the Glaciers of Tierra del Fuego to the northern peaks of the Andes. The antithesis of North Amercian BBQ, asado is all about letting the flavour of the meat speak for itself. No spices, rubs or marinades are added before the meat is touched by the heat of the fire. Very slow cooking over hardwood embers creates the most smokey, succulent and flavoursome meat you will ever taste.

Unique equipment made by David himself is used, the same as you would see on the Pampas used by the Gauchos after a long day herding cattle, Parrilla (wood grill), Horno de Barro (wood oven), Asador Criollo (adjustable spit) to the most primal method Asador de la Cruz in which a whole beast is butterflied, fastened to an iron cross and cooked over an open fire. Students will also learn the correct principles of fire building, management, temperature control and charcoal making. The day is all about fire and meat and the hunger that inspires us to improvise and innovate. If there is wood to burn and local ingredients at hand, then Philleigh Way can find a way to make something delicious!

For more information visit the website here

Havener’s, Fowey

St Austell Brewery opened Havener’s Bar & Grill in summer 2016. This month five new rooms have opened upstairs at the waterside venue. The restaurant, is informal, and has modern dining options so given the venue’s unrivalled waterfront location, fresh Cornish seafood takes a leading place on the menu. 

Now they are offering cosy well-appointed room decorated in calming coastal tones to complement the location. All the rooms offer views across Fowey’s historic quay. A sleep-four dog-friendly self-catering apartment – which was refurbished last year- also sits alongside the accommodation offering at the Havener’s.

Downstairs in the restaurant, there’s informal, modern dining options available. Given the venue’s unrivalled waterfront location, fresh Cornish seafood takes a leading place on the menu.

The new rooms at Havener’s start from £120 per night, based on two sharing. Bed and breakfast. The self-catering two-bedroom apartment is available from £540 per week.

For more information, visit the website here or call 0345 2411133

Jamie Oliver's Fifteen, Watergate Bay

Spring at Fifteen Cornwall

Make the most of this spring at Fifteen with daily changing menus, showcasing our beautiful local produce as it arrives, with Italian style dishes and a Cornish twist. With stunning views across the beach at Watergate Bay, you can enjoy a complimentary dessert when you have two courses from our full lunch menu for £26 or three for £32.
Please quote SPRING2017 when you make your booking online at here  or call the reservations team on 01637 861000 (option 1).

Fifteen has a new Head Chef

Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall has revealed its new Head Chef. Adam Banks returns to the Watergate Bay restaurant following six years cheffing in Australia and at Falmouth’s popular Star & Garter.

Banks joined the Fifteen team on 18th April: “I love cooking Italian food and for a chef it’s a dream to be part of a restaurant that is so focused on sourcing the highest quality ingredients. I’m looking forward to working closely with Cornwall’s best producers and evolving the famous Fifteen Cornwall menu.”

For more information on Fifteen Cornwall please visit the website here

The Headland Hotel, Newquay

Come and join us at The Terrace at The Headland this spring and indulge in one of our newly launched ‘Prosecco Lunches’.

Choose from two or three courses of delicious locally sourced food, relax and take in the stunning ocean views, and sip on a chilled glass of Prosecco on us.
Two courses: Just £19
Three courses: Just £24

Booking essential – please call 01637 872211.

Available from Tuesday 2nd May, Mon-Thurs only.

For more information visit the website here

New Vegetarian Café Opening for May!

The Natural Store in Falmouth is extremely excited to announce the opening of the new organic vegetarian café. The official launch party to celebrate the move of the shop and the café will be held on Saturday 13th may and all are welcome! The party will be attended by special guest James Strawbridge- Sustainability Expert featured from popular TV programme ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green’. There will be live music, face painting, yummy treats to try, demonstrations and talks from local suppliers and much much more! We look forward to seeing there! Find out more on the website here



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