As the 27th May is approaching, excitement is brewing along with our Asparagus! The Penventon will be celebrating this pure and simple plant during a one day festival.
Intrigued? Well you should be, this great, Cornish Ingredient first appeared in print around 1000AD, (a very long time) and it is known to be native to Eastern Mediterranean and Asia minor areas. Asparagus may not be much to look at, but it has many incredible health benefits, from detoxifying and anti aging functions to reducing pain and inflammation, one of the better valued benefits being considered to be an aphrodisiac!
Our wonderful suppliers have come together to help our chefs ensure this day is a success. Using their helpful contributions there will be food preparation demos running throughout the day, all centred around Asparagus and using only local Cornish Ingredients. Joe Lado the Penventons executive chef (Multiple AA Rosette awarded) will be leading his brigade of chefs along with 3 other guest chefs including John Waterhouse, who will be cooking with a team of Cornwall college students.
Our individual local suppliers will set up individual stalls so ingredients can be purchased on the day after being inspired!
A fantastic opportunity to promote fresh Cornish Asparagus! We hope to see you there!