Cornwall LivingIssue #73

Gourmet Gossip June 2018

We catch up with all the latest news from some of our favourite chefs, eateries, hotels and pubs.


Great food for an even better cause

Hospitality students from Penzance are organising an enticing event to raise money for local charity, Street Food Penzance. Taking place on 6th July at Penwith College’s Senara Restaurant, the evening will include a three-course meal and a big screen projection of the iconic musical Moulin Rouge, accompanied by gourmet cinema snacks.

Those lucky enough to book a ticket will enjoy welcome drinks and canapés, followed by a delicious meal. The students are bringing together a number of top chefs including Stephane Delourme and Stuart Pate from the Rick Stein Group, Jude Kereama from Kota and Nik Boyle from Victoria Inn, allowing you to sample the food that has catapulted these chefs to success and enjoy an evening full of fun, all for a good cause!

Penwith College, St Clare Street, Penzance TR18 2SA
01736 335215


The private dining experience, with Timothy Dean

A question that crops up time and time again for chef Tim is whether he opens his Wadebridge café during the evenings. While the answer is no, Tim now offers an exciting chance to experience fine dining from the comfort of your own home.

Accompanied by a Michelin star waitress and cocktail master, Tim will cook up a storm in your kitchen and provide a unique dining experience, showcasing Tim’s renowned menu, ‘Best Taste of Cornwall’, perhaps a starter of pan-fried scallops, main
of Cornish duck breast and panna cotta
for dessert – or whatever you desire!

This personalised dining experience means you’re in for an evening of delectable delights without having to lift a finger – or even a toe – to get to the restaurant.

To find out more call 01208 812550 or visit TimsPlaceWad


Enjoy homemade farmhouse treats at Tregairewoon Farm Kitchen

As we move into the summer months (and some sunshine!) Tregairewoon Farm Kitchen is extending its opening times so you can make the most of the longer, warmer days. Serving light lunches and afternoon teas daily, as well as the popular Sunday Carvery, the farm kitchen provides homemade local fare that will leave you feeling utterly satisfied and content.

When the sun shines, the café makes use of the secluded tea garden for Cornish cream teas. Plus, the kitchen also serves a full afternoon tea on its collection of vintage bone china, the ideal birthday treat for a loved one. It’s the perfect destination for Fathers’ Day. To complete your day out, why not order one of the Farmhouse ready meals to take home?

Portscatho TR2 5EP
07967 826405


Enjoy fizz and chips at Rick Stein’s Fish, Falmouth

Located on the bustling discovery quay in Falmouth, Rick Stein is serving gloriously crispy battered fish, and plump chips with a glass of Prosecco this spring, with Fizz and chips – available Monday to Thursday until 6.30pm for just £9.95, putting a sophisticated twist on a classic dish. Traditional fish and chips are still at the heart of the menu however; it will also include some of Rick’s favourite dishes such as his Indonesian seafood curry. Not to mention the Mexican inspired theme, which runs throughout some of the dishes following Rick’s recent trip. Both restaurant and takeaway, Stein’s is the perfect pitstop for a leisurely lunch or a great meal to have on the go, so you can sit down by the water’s edge and watch the sailing boats lazily make their way across the bay.

Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR11 3XA
01841 532700


Enjoy delicious, freshly roasted coffee at the Apple Tree Café!

New owners Penny and Martin Lees have brought their self-acclaimed coffee obsession all the way from Australia. Having lived down under for eight years, the couple were immersed in the booming coffee culture and have adjusted to the Aussie norm of perfect coffee, cup after cup. On returning to the UK, they balked at the idea of no longer having their coffee fix, so made the bold leap and trained as baristas. Penny tells us: “The secret is consistently serving great coffee every single time you make it – from 9am until 5pm and every cup in between.” They now serve their own brand of hand-roasted artisan coffee, Penmarace Coffee, at the Apple Tree and package it in smaller bags to sell to customers.

TR19 7AQ
01736 872753


Chantek welcomes a new chef to its midst

Recently joined by wonderful Executive Chef, Lhong Niparat, Chantek introduces a new string to its bow with a celebration of Lhong’s intense passion for Pan Asian cuisine. Originally from Thailand, Lhong has over 15 years of experience in the Asian food industry, including extensive sushi making skills, for all the sushi lovers out there! Lhong brings her exciting and tantalising culinary skills to the table in the form of a new Pan Asian and tapas menu available for lunch and dinner. Along with a new menu, you can now also enjoy live music every Saturday. So why not sample the new dishes and sip on one of the Asian inspired cocktails, while listening to the mellow tones of live music drifting through the restaurant?

15 New Bridge Street, Truro TR1 2AA
01872 225071


Ann’s Pasties prove popular in Porthleven

There’s not many an occasion that isn’t made better with a hot pasty in hand and we’re delighted that Ann’s Pasties has opened a new shop right here in Porthleven, the home of Cornwall Living.

Ann’s Pasties is very much a family business, originally opened by Ann and mother Hettie in Porthleven back in 1985. As the business flourished, Ann’s son Fergus stepped in to help and he now gets the crimping seal of approval from Granny Hettie. Ann’s Pasties are all lovingly handmade, from locally sourced meat and vegetables and crimped to perfection. Organic flour and a generations’ old recipe makes for thin, crisp pastry on the outside and a succulent layered filling on the inside. Be sure to pick one up next time you’re in Porthleven or if you want to take home a taste of Cornwall, you can have Ann’s Pasties delivered across the UK.

01326 572282


Refreshment for you and your garden at Bodmin Nursery

Nestled in the midst of Bodmin Nursery, The Mill Café is the perfect stop-off. It now has extra space with the opening of its Garden Room extension and, on summer days, guests can enjoy its south-terrace, which is a real sun trap and perfect for enjoying a delicious Cornish cream tea.

The café serves all home-made soups, light lunches, cakes and barista-served Carraro coffee and is an ideal venue to meet up with friends or family, being so central in Cornwall and just a mile from the A30! Why not combine a visit to coincide with Bodmin Nursery’s foodie Farmer’s Market, held on the third Saturday of every month?

Bodmin Nursery
Laveddon Mill, Bodmin PL30 5JU
01208 72837