Posts Tagged ‘fine dining’

Ben’s Cornish Kitchen

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One of the rising stars of Cornwalls food movement is Ben Prior down in Marazion in the shadow of St Michaels Mount. Ben’s Cornish Kitchen is a revelation of good simple taste. Winner of Food Magazines Best Restaurant in the SW this was one place I was really looking forward to visiting on a recent family holiday to Cornwall.

A beautiful classy interior sets you off feeling relaxed, families are more than welcome, which is wonderful as our kids love great food and sometimes miss out.

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I went for Ben’s Mini BBQ consisting of a great little slider (mini burger) one of my favourite sticky short ribs which had a wonderful blend of spices and was cooked perfectly, Spicey pig croquettes, celeriac slaw, fries and salad, and glass of Inkspot red wine. A really stunning fine dining BBQ experience.  The lunch menu was great, with a pan roasted fillet of hake that my wife enjoyed, and a simple spider crab pasta for £6.

As a treat I enjoyed a Vanilla Panna Cotta with honeycomb, and a berry and rhubarb compote. Simply stunning.

A wonderful restaurant that is a must visit when headed down to sunny Cornwall.

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Scottish fine dining

As much as I enjoy my rustic outdoor cooking, sometimes it’s nice to have a nice meal cooked for me, I’ve been working away in Scotland recently and wanted a little fine dining treat one saturday evening. The Carron in Stonehaven came highly recommended for it’s fine dining and seafood in particular, it sounded right up my street.

I went for the Carron Crab Soup to start with a lovely touch of sherry, it was thick, rich and creamy, with a wonderful deep crab taste, and it looked beautiful.

For my main course I couldn’t resist the King Scallops in the photo above, served with a perfect fish croquette, fennel veloute, and some perfect pickled vegetables, the scallops were cooked perfectly and were so sweet and went really well with the fennel. There was a lovely big bowl of mixed vegetables.

I was talked into a stunning lemon and lime cheesecake by the waitress, a good call, in fact the service was some of the best, informal, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable about the food. The building the restaurant is in is a wonderful example of art deco, and the music gives a lovely realxed atmosphere.

It was a stunning meal, and I left feeling very satisfied vowing to return to try further delights on the menu.

The bill came to £40 which was really good value for money with a large glass of white wine and a coffee.

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