The Cornwall Food and Drink Festival

Joe Lado, Penventon Park Hotels’ Executive Chef is cooking at the Chefs’ Theatre during the Cornwall Food and Drink Festival in Truro at 1pm on Sunday the 25th of September.  The show is a great day out if you enjoy local exciting food.

Joe is preparing tapas dishes from Galicia, North West Spain. Joe was born in the region, moving to London in his youth. Cornwall and Galicia have lots in common; on opposite sides of the Bay of Biscay, they both specialize in seafood.

Joe will be supported by Kylie Clemance and Tom Jonik.

Kylie has worked as a Patisserie at the Penventon for three years experience. Kylie has taken lots of qualification including NVQ 3 in General Kitchen and Patisserie and is currently studying for the FdA in Hospitality Management under Plymouth University; she even has qualifications in sign reading.

Tom Jonik is our Larder Chef de Partie and has four years experience at the Penventon and hence prepares your starters in the Restaurant. Tom loves fish and would recommend the Hors d’oeuvre, recently adding baked scallop to the dish. The Scallop is baked with a tomato and garlic sauce (with some other ingredients that he would not reveal!) and finished under the grill with a herb crust.

Richard Pearce, the Penventon Maitre’d, is a familiar face to those who dine with us. Richard has been at the Hotel for eight years after graduating from the BTec in Hospitality Supervision at Cornwall College. Richard has also achieved the WSET Wine and Spirits Education Trust intermediate and advanced. Last year Richard was recognised by the Tourism Skills Network as student of the Year.  Richard is discussing the food, the ingredients and would love to discuss accompanying wines but chef  has only given him five minutes! But is happy to discuss the wines when you come in for dinner!

Joe will be cooking:

Chickpea Salsa, Clams Galician Style, Moorish Pork Skewers, Perfect Spanish Omelette, Galician Monkfish and Chorizo in Sherry.

The Food festival site has further details.


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