New: Gourmet Private Dining Launched

New: Gourmet Private Dining Launched

An exciting new collaboration between a top Cornish chef and a leading luxury holiday lettings company is taking self-catering holidays in Cornwall to the next level.

Guests of the luxury holiday specialists in Cornwall, Cornish Gems, can now enjoy a very special private dining experience hosted by a multi-award winning chef from the comfort of their holiday home. Ben Tunnicliffe, who was one of the first chefs in Cornwall to receive a Michelin Star and owns the renowned Tolcarne Inn in Newlyn, will create a bespoke dinner party menu with sommelier-matched wines for a truly memorable feast.

This new service is designed for visitors who want to experience the very best of Cornwall’s cuisine from the the comfort of their stylish holiday home. Bespoke menus showcase Cornwall’s finest, seasonal produce and the freshest seafood, including hand-dived scallops, prime Cornish lobster and freshly-landed turbot, sourced directly from Cornwall’s famous Newlyn Fish Market.

Each private dining experience is completely bespoke and offers Cornish Gems’ guests the opportunity to get involved in the cooking, learn top tips and skills from Ben such as filleting fish and oyster shucking, or simply sit back and enjoy the theatre of a top chef in their home.

Cornish Gems boasts an exceptional portfolio of over 180 handpicked luxury holiday homes across Cornwall. The stylish beach houses, coastal penthouses and country cottages, which cater for groups from 2 to 20, provide a perfect base for a first-class culinary experience.

Commenting on the collaboration, Nadia Macer-Wright, co-managing director, Cornish Gems, says: “This is a very exciting new venture for Cornish Gems and we’re delighted to be able to offer our guests this unrivalled luxury self-catering experience in Cornwall. We have a great portfolio of stunning holiday homes which are perfect for hosting very special dinner parties. We are very proud to be working with Ben to offer our guests a truly memorable holiday experience.”

Chef Ben Tunnicliffe, Tolcarne Inn, adds: “Cornwall has so many first-class restaurants and talented chefs, but it’s not always possible to get a reservation at busy times, and eating at the most sought-after places often involves a long car journey or taxi ride. My private dining experiences are intended to provide an alternative, bringing the finest quality ingredients and many decades of experience as a chef into the beautiful holiday home visitors have looked forward to enjoying all year.”

The Ben Tunnicliffe private dining experience is suitable for groups of eight or more and is available to guests who have booked a holiday with Cornish Gems (children’s menus also available).  Prices start from £100 per person for three courses and includes staff.

To celebrate the launch of the new private dining experience with Ben Tunnicliffe, Cornish Gems is running a special promotion: guests who book a seven night break at Rosilian Hall – Cornish Gems’ grand, 10-bedroom waterfront residence with private beach in Flushing, Falmouth – this summer will receive a £1000 voucher towards a private dining experience with Ben Tunnicliffe. The offer expires 30 June 2018, cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and is subject to availability.

For more information visit or contact Cornish Gems on email or telephone 01872 241241.