Cornwall LivingIssue #136

A world away

Introducing The Bolenna; an oasis of culinary delight and restful relaxation.

Known for its sumptuous rooms and warm reception from Owner Karen Colam and her daughters Liv and Holly Huggins, The Bolenna has turned its focus to elevate another side of the business – food!

The star of the show is now, undeniably, the dining experience. While Dan Wilde has taken on the role of head chef, some signature dishes have remained since Holly and Karen started the menu; Karen’s brunch shakshuka and Holly’s Caesar salad have been there since the beginning. Mezze platters catering for all tastes and appetites can be ordered at any time of the day. Locally landed fish and seafood ensures the best seafood dishes in the area and tasty comfort foods like the chicken cacciatore or truffle risotto sit alongside their locally legendary Sunday Lunches where even roast lamb is available and a mouth-watering selection of side dishes. Dan has even mastered a gluten-free, vegan Yorkshire pudding!

“The Bolenna cocktails are all hand built,” says Karen, “we don’t use pre-mixes and the difference is remarkable. One regular described them as drinking a real cocktail for the very first time and realising that in other places you’d just been served ‘fruit squash for grown-ups!’”

Stocking a range of local spirits, wines, beers and ciders, the team love to pioneer and champion the unusual ones. The constantly evolving wine list reflects their own love of wines and extensive travel that has influenced this.

Desserts never disappoint; The Bolenna Mess range of sweets are favourites based on the classic Eton mess but incorporating different seasonal fruits and flavours, and the plant-based pistachio cheesecake is to die for! Seasonal crumbles and sticky toffee puddings are there for those with heartier appetites, and local cheeses for those with less of a sweet tooth. As the year progresses, The Bolenna team will be out foraging for new and exceptional flavours, always bringing their unique twist to food, drink and the dining experience.


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