Asparagus Festival “Such a fantastic day”

We were delighted to hosted Cornwall’s first ever asparagus festival last Sunday – 29th May.

The day began with an opportunity to meet Cornwall’s largest asparagus growers John and Jenny Keeler from Tregassow Farm, who shared some tips for growing this tricky crop.

The festival day was packed with a full programme of live cookery demonstrations from some of Cornwall’s top chefs, including: Nigel Tabb of Tabb’s in Truro, Arty Williams of The Cove in Falmouth, John Waterhouse, former head lecturer of catering at Cornwall College, and our very own chef Joe Lado Devesa.

In addition to the cooking demonstrations there were lots delicious tasters and Cornish produce available at the festival food market, visitors were able to try asparagus, pick up hints, tips and learn new recipes – and with the added help of our recipe book they could cook the dishes at home for dinner!

Aaron Pascoe, our Hotel Manager said ” The Cornwall Asparagus festival is all about celebrating our local producers and gives visitors the chance to find out more about what’s on their doorstep!”

The afternoon was concluded with a fun asparagus challenge between two Penventon chefs – the hard part for the visitors was to choose who dish was the best!

The day was such a success – with over 250 attending, we are already making plans for the Cornwall Asparagus Festival 2013!

Cornish Asparagus Festival

On Sunday 27th May we are organising and hosting an Asparagus Festival to celebrate this great Cornish ingredient.

Time ~ 11am – 4pm

There will be food preparation demo’s running throughout the day all centred around Asparagus and using only local Cornish ingredients. Joe Lado the Penventon’s Executive Chef (Multiple AA Rosette Awarded), will be leading his Brigade of chef’s in the cooking demonstrations along with 3 other guest chefs including one team from Cornwall College.

There will also be stalls from individual local suppliers so that all ingredients can be purchased on the day.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to promote Fresh Cornish Asparagus”

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“Such a lovely Christmas afternoon”

Last week we hosted the Camborne & Redruth Disabled club’s Christmas get together –  It is the 40th year that we have hosted this annual event!

With the function room decorated with Christmas Delights, the atmosphere was already set for a fabulously festive afternoon!  As the guests arrived, conversation and laughter was abundant, the staff kindly donated their time arranging the Christmas Buffet which the hotel generously donated.

Mrs Pascoe, Proprietor of the hotel, has work on every Disabled club event for the last 40 years and has many fond memories; she said “I can remember my children rushing home from school every year to help make this event a happy one for all who attended”.

Alvine Holmes, Secretary of Camborne & Redruth Social Club said “We are extremely grateful to Mr and Mrs Pascoe as well as to the staff of the Penventon for providing members of the Disabled Club with wonderful hospitality each year. In spite of physical difficulties our members enjoy themselves and it gives them a lot of pleasure to go out and meet up with each other instead of being at home alone. Our visit to the Penventon provides an exciting start to Christmas and is a special occasion highlighted in everyone`s calendar each year”.

After the buffet there was a Christmas sing along which everyone enjoyed – Getting us all in the Christmas mood!

Alvine Holmes added “Thank you to everyone at the Penventon for making our members feel so special with the care and attention they receive. There was a great deal of laughter and happiness during the afternoon which is clearly evidence of a very successful visit!”

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