Foodie dates for your diary

It has been a few weeks since we last brought you news from Cornwall’s ever-changing food scene. With brand new menus, tours, and cookery courses popping up all over the county, we wanted to share some of the very best foodie dates for your diary.

Camel Valley – History Tour

You may not know it, but tucked away in a beautiful corner of Cornwall near the River Camel, you’ll find an award-winning vineyard estate. Camel Valley is known for its world-class wine, and if you’ve ever enjoyed a meal at restaurants including Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant, or Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, you may well have sampled a glass or two.

To celebrate English Wine Week, Camel Valley is hosting an exclusive history tour on Thursday 26th May at 10:30am. The vineyard sits within a historic farm, former Roman fort, mines and a disused railway line. You’re promised wonderful views and plenty of expert knowledge on the subject of wine making. Tickets are £12 per person, and can be purchased here.


The Hidden Hut – Feast Nights 

The Hidden Hut describes itself as ‘a small cafe with a big difference’, and we couldn’t agree more. Located at Porthcurnick beach on the Roseland Peninsula, this is a perfect spot for relaxing with friends and family. It is over an hour away from us here at the Atlantic House, but it’s such a popular and unique Cornish event that we think it warrants the coast-to-coast trip.

The Beach Hut spring and summer feast nights are legendary. Simply bring along your own plates, cutlery and wine, and they bring the food.

May dates have been announced, and if you’d like tickets, we’d recommend booking quickly as it’s very popular.

Thursday 7th May, 7pm – South Indian Vegetable Thali (v) £13

A Keralan curry feast consisting of small dishes so there’s something for everyone.

Saturday 23rd May, 7pm – Sardine Grill £12

The local sardine catch of the day, grilled whole over the wood-fired barbecue with lashings of lemon and fresh garlic.   


An evening with Jack Stein

This is a cookery course with a twist, and certainly not to be missed if you want to soak up some culinary inspiration at one of Cornwall’s most renowned restaurants.

On 28th May, executive chef Jack Stein will be demoing three dishes at Padstow Seafood School: smoked mackerel salad with pickled apple and Thai basil; mussels with miso and black bean; and Cornish sole tacos with soured cream and pickled cabbage.

Jack will be sharing tasters of each dish with a paired wine, whilst he talks about working with his parents. You’ll be well taken care of with a glass of wine on arrival, and guests will be given a recipe card for each dish and a voucher for Stein’s Deli to round off the evening.

The course takes place from 7-9pm, and costs £45 per person. Click here to book your place.


Bedruthan cookery courses

From jewellery to bread-making courses, Bedruthan Hotel & Spa has a buzzing 2015 events calendar. Set into the cliffs at Mawgan Porth, Bedruthan is hosting a number of cookery and craft courses throughout May. The hotel is approximately 35 minutes away from us in Polzeath.

Breadmaking – Celtic bread trail

On Friday 22nd May, the hotel is holding a workshop in Celtic bread making, covering everything from Irish flower pot bread to a Scottish bere bannock. This one day event starts at 10am, and costs £40 per person.

Screen printing workshop – cushions

You could also try your hand at screen printing on Friday 22nd May. This session involves designing and printing a pair of cushion covers, all of which will be supplied as part of the £75 ticket price. There will be lots of samples, pictures and fabrics to inspire your imagination, and no previous experience is required.

Bedruthan Hotel & Spa also host Family Feast Nights throughout the year. To book, you can email or call 01637 860860.


St Tudy Inn – Hog Roast

We featured St Tudy Inn as part of our last food post, so it seems only right to update you on their latest event. Head chef Emily Scott is hosting a traditional hog roast from 12pm on Sunday 17th May, priced at £10 per person.

Gather with friends and family and enjoy cider, real ale, live music and delicious food. For tickets, contact St Tudy Inn on 01208 850 656.

St Tudy pig

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