Two doyens of the Cornish food and drink scene – renowned seafood chef Ben Tunnicliffe and wine expert Jon Keast – will join forces next February to host a special fish supper at Scarlet Wines near St Ives.
On Friday 23rd, Ben Tunnicliffe will cook a four-course feast, featuring fish landed at Newlyn alongside other seasonal ingredients.
Meanwhile owner of Scarlet Wines, Jon Keast, will carefully pair each dish with the perfect wine from his hand-picked portfolio of over 300 wines.
Ben Tunnicliffe is a classically-trained chef and a leading figure in Cornwall’s buoyant food scene; his restaurants, The Tolcarne Inn and Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove, have become known as some of the best places to enjoy fresh Cornish seafood.
Ben said: “I can’t wait to cook some of my signature fish dishes at this event, and I’m looking forward to seeing what Jon decides to pair them with. We’ve discussed the menu and I know he is already brimming with ideas – our guests are in for a treat!”
Jon Keast is a wine aficionado with a passion for searching out authenticity, originality and value; his knowledge of wine from all over the world becomes evident on a visit to Scarlet Wines, where the shelves are packed with eclectic bottles bearing his idiosyncratic descriptions.
Jon said: “I love Ben’s style of cooking – he doesn’t over-complicate his dishes but lets the quality of the raw ingredients shine through.”
He added: “Obviously I’ll be choosing wines to subtly match and enhance the flavours and textures of Ben’s dishes, but I’m also hoping to surprise our guests with some original ideas when it comes to regions and grape varieties.”
The four-course meal is £40 per person including matching wines; spaces are limited and can be booked by calling Scarlet Wines on 01736 753696.