Foodies diary: October

Boscastle Food Festival | Cornwall

Welcome to October's Foodie Diary - our monthly guide to eating out and food and drink events in Cornwall. 

Michael Caines at Fifteen Cornwall
On Tuesday 7 October, Fifteen Cornwall welcomes back chef Michael Caines MBE for one night only. Along with Fifteen’s Head Chef Andy Appleton, Michael has created a gastronomic five course tasting menu, and wines will be presented and paired by the legendary Cullen Vineyard.

The menu, which is still a secret, is guaranteed to feature show stopping dishes, incredible ingredients and fabulous flavours. Book now to avoid disappointment.

WHEN: Tuesday 7 October
WHERE: Fifteen Cornwall, Watergate Bay
COST: Five course tasting menu with wine pairing, £125 per person
RESERVATIONS: Phone 01637 861000

Gourmet break at St Moritz Hotel
St Moritz Hotel have put together a fabulous three night gourmet break package comprising a 5 course tasting menu in the St Moritz restaurant, a 5 course tasting menu at Fifteen Cornwall, and a 3 course dinner at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant.

WHEN: 7 September to 14 December (excluding October half term), Sunday arrival.
WHERE: St Moritz Hotel, Trebetherick, Wadebridge
COST: Price per person for transport, dinner, bed and breakfast. King/twin room £375, ground floor suite £425.
RESERVATIONS: phone 01208 862242

Boscastle Food Festival
Food lovers will be flocking to Boscastle over the weekend of 4/5 October for the annual Food, Art and Craft Festival. Chef demonstrations will be compèred by BBC Radio Cornwall presenters, and the fantastic line up of chefs features Michelin star holders Paul Ainsworth, Nathan Outlaw and Chris Eden as well as many other talented local chefs including Adrian Oliver, Ben Prior and Tom Hunter.

On the Sunday morning the Cornwall Chefs’ Club will answer your culinary questions in a Q&A session.  The main marquee near the harbour will contain over 20 food and drink stalls, as well as art and craft exhibitors.

WHEN: 10am- 5pm Saturday 4 October, 10am – 4pm Sunday 5 October
WHERE: Boscastle
COST: Adults £3, children free

Harvest at Heligan
Don’t miss Heligan’s harvest celebrations from 27 September until 12 October. The traditional Pumpkin Display will take centre stage, with other beautiful displays positioned around the garden and buildings.

At 2pm daily between 29 September and 12 October join the gardeners and chefs of Heligan in the Reserve Gardens. Learn about heritage fruit and vegetable varieties, and taste them as they are cooked simply in front of you.

The Heligan tea room will be serving up homemade, seasonal dishes daily, and Friday 3 October sees a special Taste of the Heligan Harvest supper where you can enjoy a feast in the company of the gardeners.

WHEN: 27 September - 12 October
WHERE: Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Austell
COST: £37 per person. Booking essential

Falmouth Oyster Festival
The Falmouth Oyster Festival celebrates the start of the oyster dredging season and runs from 9-12 October in Events Square. This is always a hugely popular and well attended event featuring a Cornish produce and craft marquee, oyster and seafood bars, ale and wine bars, hot and cold food stalls, children’s entertainment, cookery demos, an oyster shucking demo and live music.

WHEN: 9-12 October
WHERE: Falmouth, Events Square
COST: FREE

For regular updates on Cornwall's food scene visit Barefoot Cornwall. Or if you know of any other great foodie news let us know.

Source: This is an edited version of a blog written by Ellie Michell from Barefoot Media. Ellie scours the region for all the exciting and mouth watering news and events to share in a monthly update on Cornwall's food scene for Barefoot Cornwall. See the full blog here.