AT THE PENVENTON PARK HOTEL, REDRUTH
Cornish Asparagus Festival Sunday 19th May 2013
Asparagus- you either love it or you hate it. However, as the winter will soon be coming to an end, Spring will bring on a new lease of life, and what better way to expand your horizons than to surround ourselves with new taste sensations! Asparagus is a season special of which Penventon’s Kitchen takes full advantage of.
The Cornwall Asparagus festival is a one day event to celebrate the delicious green delicacy. With a great line up of cookery demonstrations, market stalls, tasters and recipes, you will be surprised how interesting a vegetable can be!
We have some fantastic local chefs lined up for our Chef’s Kitchen as well as a seasonal talk from one of Cornwall’s top asparagus Growers. Pick up hints and tips, learn new skills and hear some amazing stories, try our asparagus lunch menu or take a stroll around the luxurious hotel grounds
With live cookery demonstrations and a mix of key Cornish Suppliers in our Food Market, there’ll be plenty of opportunity to sample this great Cornish ingredient, as well as lots of other fresh, local produce to get your taste buds tingling.
Remember, the asparagus season is very short, so if you haven’t eaten fresh Cornish asparagus yet, this is a great time to try it!
Programme for Sunday 19th May 2013:
11.15am Asparagus Talk with the Keelers
Husband and wife team John and Jenny Keeler have built up a reputation for the high calibre of asparagus they grow at Tregassow Farm, near Truro, having mastered the art for over a decade. John will be taking part in a questions and answers session and sharing tips for growing this high investment crop.
A big fan of Cornish asparagus, Nigel uses it as much as he can on his own restaurant menus and will be demonstrating one or two of his favorite dishes at the festival.
Our very own executive head chef, Spanish-born Joe, will show how his love of this classic Cornish ingredient is influencing his seasonal menus and proving a hit with guests at the Penventon.
Arty will demonstrate his relaxed but stylish approach to cooking which makes The Cove, overlooking the beach at Maenporth, so popular.
Tim Treseder sources local Cornish produce where possible to cook up an ever-changing menu with daily specials to satisfy every palate at the Heartlands Red River Café.
2.25pm Asparagus Challenge with Cornwall College
Mark Devonshire Mark Devonshire, Course Manager at Cornwall College Camborne takes on an asparagus challenge with a team of Cornwall College students.