Fifteen Cornwall pops up at Port Eliot Festival…
…And what a fantastic few days we had there! Between the 21st and the 25th of July, head chef Andy Appleton and the Fifteen Cornwall apprentices headed to St German’s to cook up a feast at the festival.
In true Fifteen style, the guys wore bright fuchsia pink Hunter wellies and the tent set up had a really fun feel with brightly coloured bean bags supplied by FatBoy.
The menu was, as usual, inspired by tastes of Italy but we reckon it was the Cornish ingredients that made the pop-up restaurant so popular! Check out a sample of what was on offer to hungry festival goers…
Crispy zucchini flowers filled with Cornish Whallesborough Farm cream cheese, with a beautifully dressed fregola salad
Insalata of mozzarella di bufala, Buttervilla’s heritage tomatoes, basil pesto and Newlina’s wild rocket
Pappardelle of Padstow pasta with slow roast Cornish lamb ragu, crispy herbs and Parmigiano Reggiano
Bacon roll – Jamie style! Chargrilled smoked back bacon with Newlina’s wild rocket and Fiften Cornwall’s own tomato chutney
Roast flat mushroom roll – Portobello mushroom with Newlina’s wild rocket and Fiften Cornwall’s own tomato chutney
Fifteen Cornwall’s posh granola with loads of yoghurt and locally grown, fresh strawberries from Buttervilla
Now in its ninth year, the Port Eliot Festival is an annual celebration of words, music, imagination, laughter, exploration, and – above all – fun. Well done to Andy and the apprentices for making Fifteen such a festival success! The pop-up certainly had a lot of takers and of course all the profits raised will be put straight back into the apprenticeship programme.