When looking to find new foodie experiences, it can take days of scrolling through different websites, instagram, Facebook and YouTube videos to discover those true gems, That's why I thought I would try to save you time by composing a list of some of the best foodie experiences Cornwall has to offer. In no particular order lets begin...
1) cookery schools - if you love nothing more than learning new cooking techniques and honing your culinary skills then attending a cookery lesson will definitely help to do just that. here are two that are run by good friends of ours.
Phillyway cookery school - Run by ex rugby legend Rupert Cooper, phillyway cookery school is based on the beautiful Roseland peninsula, close to the very famous coastal village of St.Mawes. Rupert has made many appearances at multiple food festival demonstrations where his contagious passion for food shines through and you will most definitely witness this on one of his courses.
Rick steins Cookery school - Head chef Nick Evans and sous chef Arran Lightholder have an encyclopaedic knowledge of all things food and will teach you every technique under the Cornish sun at this Wonderfull cookery school based in Padstow.
2) Wine lovers - if you're indulging in delicious food it makes complete sense to pair it with wine, here are two local vineyards you can visit to sample some beautiful Cornish wine.
Cammel valley - Based in Bodmin and poured in many top restaurants, camel valley is a great day out to get a better understanding of how the wine is crafted and also to obviously and responsibly sample all of what they have to offer.
Polygoon - Close to penzance is where you will find this stunning vineyard that creates some utterly beautiful wines and offers self guided tours of the vineyards itself.
Cornish wine tasting - Admittedly when it comes to wine tasting on the vineyards one downside is that one you will have to be the designated driver, however with Cornish wine tasting it can all be done from the comfort of your home.
3) Knife Making experience days - How could we not include our knife making experience days.
Run by Dan Maltwood an ex chef turned knife maker our courses have become widely known within the foodie and creative scene. based in St.Agnes, Cornwall, overlooking the beautiful rugged coastline this experience involves lots of sparks, fire and plenty of foodie chit chat whilst you get to create your own bespoke kitchen knife.
4) Feast nights - Feast nights in cornwall have become incredibly popular and are an incredibly immersive experience. Here are a few we think you will like.
Nancarrow farm - This idyllic farm is located in St.Allen near Truro and hosts some truly memorable foodie events using ingredients from their very own organic larder.
Hidden hut - Perched on the very edge of the coast over at Porth scatho on the rose land peninsula, The hidden hut holds some stunning and feasts right on the beach where the fresh Cornish sea air will elevate your experience to new levels.
Lost garden of heligan - The lost suppers are held at the picturesque lost gardens of heligan where the vast majority of the ingredients comes from the bountiful kitchen garden just 157 yards from the kitchen.
The vine by Knightor - Porthscatho based Knightor collaborates with some of the best independent pop ups from around this beautiful county and also offers their own beautiful wines.
5) Food festivals - we are lucky in Cornwall to have some incredible food festivals that bring together everyone who is passionate about good food and creating unforgettable memories. Here's a list of our top 3.
Porthleven food festival - Run by the wonderful local community and celebrity chef Jude kereama, this marvellous festival is one for your diary, with great music, cooking demonstrations and an all round great atmosphere, its safe to say you will enjoy every delicious minute.
Padstow food festival - Based in what's know as the foodie capital of cornwall this festival showcases some incredible chefs from all over the UK including rick stein, Paul Ainsworth, Claire smith, Emily Scott, Jack stein, Jude kereama and many more, we will also be making an appearance, so be sure to say Hi if you see our stall. you might even spot one of our knives being used by the chefs.
St.Ives food festival - This has one of the most beautiful locations as it is set up on the golden sands of the beach itself and features some of Cornwalls top chefs such as Andrew tuck from the St.Kew inn, Rupert Cooper from Phillyway cookery school and Dorian Janmaat of Idle rocks in St.Mawes.
I hope this Blog post helps to give you some ideas of foodie experiences in Cornwall and if you need any recommendations on places to eat, stay or drink please feel free to email me and il do my very best to help you out.
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