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Whitsun week

Posted on: May 29th, 2015 by K G

So Whitsun week is upon us!

And this year’s half term week started with the Tunes in the Dunes festival on Perranporth Beach.

The weather forecast was looking good but we got some Sea Mist, “Missel” to us locals.

With the sun shining, I got the BBQ fired up! With fresh, local seafood in abundance, I made a Cornish Style Paella, cooked just like a traditional Paella but packed full of Cornish seafood & shellfish.

The vibe around Perranporth was great and even though we were extremely busy in both The Pavilion Boatshed Restaurant and Pavilion Ice (our Luxury Hand Made Ice Cream Parlour), I had to sneak out to see Status Quo rock the stage!

On Sunday, I managed to enjoy the Tunes in The Dunes myself, after a fantastic afternoon catching up with lots of my local friends, I spent the evening enjoying myself!

 

 

 

Back in Perranporth

Posted on: May 22nd, 2015 by K G

After all the hustle and bustle of London then Newquay harbour last week, it was good to be back in Perranporth!

I’ve been doing a lot of recipe development in Pavilion Ice, the Luxury Handmade Ice Cream Parlour, preparing new flavours and balancing new exciting recipes.

One of my personal favourites is the  Lemon, Strawberries & Popping Candy!! Trust me, it’s amazing!

I was lucky enough to be asked to do an upcoming feature with Cornwall Living on Pavilion Ice! Which I’m really excited about! So when they asked me for an ice cream recipe their readers could make at home, I had to think simple and seasonal but would still create a “wow” at Dinner Parties and luckily, I had just the idea!

You will have to wait for the magazine to find out what I shared though 😉

In other news, I was asked to the Perranporth Football Clubs Annual Presentation Dinner on Friday night and helped present the awards.

This was a nice (and unusual) Friday night break from working and a great social occasion; catching up with many friends; meeting the dedicated players and; reminding me why I am proud to sponsor the club!

 

 

A very busy Sunday

Posted on: May 14th, 2015 by K G

It’s been a busy few weeks. Visiting London’s Borough Market was amazing but afterwards I felt the need to stay local and focus on the rich and vibrant produce on our doorstep.

After a busy Friday and Saturday at the Pavilion Boatshed and a hectic as always Sunday; roast service & ice cream making at Pavilion Ice, I headed to Newquay Harbour. Who ever said Sunday was a day of rest was never a Chef!

The local fisherman are always happy to stop for a chat and I love to see what is coming ashore in their nets.

It is still a little early for Lobster season, however the crabs are starting to wake up thanks to the Gulf Streams warmer waters and Spring tides.

There is plenty of Pollock about and a few of the local lads managed to catch some Sea bass just out from the harbour.

The freshly caught seafood always gives me ideas to use at the Boatshed and I cant’t help but feel excited.

Seeing all this fresh local produce and the buzz around the harbour made me hungry so I headed to Fistral Beach, my second favourite beach, after Perranporth of course!

Pizza and some down time before finishing the day in my favourite way, catching a new movie release and an early night!

Jessss…. I’m starting to get old!