Calling All Foodies!
Sunday, 08 June 2012
NEW FOODIE BREAKS AT THE SCARLET
Calling all fellow food enthusiasts, gastronomes, Epicureans, gourmands and the like. We're passionate about good food and drink at the Scarlet and lucky to have an array of quality produce right on our doorstep that we are proud to serve to our guests.
We've chosen some of our favourite producers and experts to host some special Foodie Breaks over the next few monthsto give you an insight into the best of Cornwall's food and drink.
All breaks are two-night stays which include breakfast and a four-course dinner paired with a wine flight on one evening.
We've put together some soupçons below to give you a liitle taster of what we'll be serving up. Enjoy!
Wild about Food: 22nd - 23rd June from £410pp
Join Adam Clark of Red&Wild - food forager and culinary adventurer extraordinaire - as he sets out from the picturesque village of St Mawgan to take you on a fascinating wander back to Mawgan Porth foraging all the way for interesting and edible goodies.
Once back at the hotel, you will learn more about what you've foraged and how it can be used in your cooking. The Scarlet Restaurant will use your foraged ingredients to create a delicious dinner, which Adam will host.
Naturally into Wine: 18th -19th July from £390pp & 14th-15th December from £305pp
A blind tasting will ‘open your eyes’ to some very interesting natural red, white and rose wines. Our own wine specialist Meeche Hudd and local wine enthusiast Jen Morgan will be there to share their passion for natural wines, share some secrets about the wines and answer any questions.
In the evening you will enjoy a 4 course dinner with perfectly paired natural wines to complement each course.
Time for Tea with Tregothnan Tea: 15th - 16th August from £390pp
Treat yourself to an exclusive tour of the fascinating Tregothnan Estate hosted by director Jonathan Jones. Tregothnan's gardens and plantations are not normally open to the public, so this is a rare opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes at this historic working estate that's been running since 1335 and is so sustainable it has big plans for the next 700 years too!.
Return to the hotel where a range of freshly brewed Tregothnan teas will be waiting for you to taste. After your tea tasting, we can all enjoy an aperitif before heading down to our lower dining room for an amazing four-course dinner influenced by the teas you have tried that day. There will be wine pairings with each course, and Jonathon Jones will stick around to host the evening.
For some amusing tea quotations, please click here.
For more information about Tregothnan, please click here.
For the Tea Appreciation Society, please click here.
Fresh off the press with Cornish Orchards: 28th - 29th September from £415pp
Wander through the beautiful Cornish Orchards with a tour from one of their cider and apple juice experts. They will take you through the process that creates their delicious drinks and you will be able to sample the fruits of their labours!
The farm has 15 acres of orchards planted with more than 1,000 old Cornish variety apple trees and holds a Duke of Cornwall Habitat Award.
Return to the Scarlet for a mouthwatering four-course dinner influenced by ciders and apples and hosted by Andy Atkinson of Cornish Orchards and paired with a wine flight.
For more information about Cornish Orchards, please click here.
Wake Up and Smell the Coffee with Origin: 16th – 17th November from £305pp
Learn more about Origin Coffee with a tour of the roastary followed by a tasting and lesson in coffee making. Hear all about how Origin Coffee got started with no roaster, no roastery and no coffee.
It was simply a dream; in 1999 Tom Sobey came back from travelling Australia with a vision of bringing the UK coffee culture up to that of our cousins down under.
Dinner in the evening will be influenced by coffee and hosted by Tom.
Find out more about Origin Coffee here.
Price of £105 per person
To book any of our Foodie Breaks please call 01637 861800.
Online bookings are not available.