After the huge success of last year’s summer event at Padstow Kitchen Garden, Ross Geach and his team at Trerethern Farm are hosting BinTwo once again. This year Barry Horne will be at the helm of the Big Green Egg, creating a delicious, casual lunch which should be by no means underestimated! Barry will be using an abundance of the freshest ingredients from the farm and other local suppliers to which we’ll match some suitably summery wines from the BinTwo shelves for you to enjoy.
For those of you not familiar with Barry’s impressive resume, he has worked at some of the top restaurant in Cornwall including Fifteen, Rick Steins Seafood Restaurant & Seafood School and Paul Ainsworth’s Rojanos in the Square, as well as heading up Rafferty’s in St Merryn. Barry has also hosted a number of Wildfire Banquets under his private chef alias, specialising in wild and foraged ingredients.
Before lunch, Ross will be giving a guided tour of the garden and polytunnels offering gardening tips & advice and an insight into his brainchild which is Padstow Kitchen Garden. During a successful chef career, and whilst heading a Rick Stein restaurant in Padstow, Ross discovered the type of fresh, local produce a chef truly desired. He combined this with his experience of being a 6th generation farmer and everything his grandfather taught him on the farm and started to grow outstanding produce which can be seen on menus and tasted at a number of fine dining restaurant throughout Cornwall. Ross’ passion clearly hasn’t weaned as he is busier than ever at the farm, plus regular appearances on Radio Cornwall’s Gardenline and a monthly column in the Sunday Telegraph, the man’s got stamina!
As if the idyllic location and just the promise of fine food and wine wasn’t enough to tempt you, the menu is shaping up to look something like this…
Canapés in the tunnel followed by a selection of breads with Big Green Egg smoked butter and accompanying summer radishes, the tastiest and prettiest Padstow Kitchen Garden Salad you ever did see and a fresh local fish dish with fennel puree and chargrilled baby leeks. All will be finished off with fresh, seasonal tartlets, smiley faces and full bellies all round. Bliss!
Saturday 17th June 2017
12noon – 4pm (ish)
Padstow Kitchen Garden, Trerethern Farm, PL28 8LE
Ticket price of £55pp to include welcome drink, Padstow Kitchen Garden tour, lunch, 5 accompanying wines and a PKG goodie bag to take away.
There’s only space for 16 lucky guests so BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment.
You can see what we got up to last year here>>> http://www.bintwo.com/thank-padstow-kitchen-garden-vegging-reviewed/
A case of wine to celebrate the lovely long weekends of May. Dangerously gluggable reds, juicy foodie whites, a summery South African rosé fit for salmon and sushi and with May being host to ‘International Moscato Day’ we have included a cheeky little sweet to mark the occasion. Everything you need for a perfect long weekend!
Naia 2015, Bodegas Naia £12
Juicy, peachy and oh-so soft. Naia is a classic Verdejo bursting with passion and stone fruit aromas, fleshy ripe peach and nectarine on the palate. Add a silky mouthfeel and a long-lasting, refreshing finish and you have an easy drinking delicious white. Careful it won’t hang around!
A wine from one of Rueda’s star producers, Bodegas Naia make wines which stand out from the crowd in quality, value and funky design and Naia is no exception. Naia’s grapes are from vines over 25 years old some are even as old as 90! The wine’s beautifully rounded texture is all down to the several months of ageing on the lees and a touch of ageing in new oak.
Shellfish, shellfish and more shellfish.
The Next Big Thing Chardonnay 2015 £10.50
Barossa Valley, South Australia
An elegant, vibrant and very tasty white, showcasing the potential of reasonably priced Australian Chardonnay, perhaps ‘The Next Big Thing’! Full and textured with a hint of toasty oak and a deliciously crisp finish, a white to accompany many a meal.
Magpie Estate, a partnership between renowned Aussie winemaker and British wine merchant, began with a passion for Rhone blends and they have gone on to make fabulous single varietal wines. Meticulous grape sourcing, passion and skill are combined to produce fun wines. In making ‘The Next Big Thing’ 25% of the juice is fermented for 6 months in French and American oak and then blended with the unoaked juice, giving the perfect combo of fresh fruit, texture, structure and a little biscuity oak.
Incredibly food friendly, enjoy with a juicy chicken, seafood or pork.
Palazzina Moscato Passito 2013 £8
With May being host to International Moscato Day on the 9th we simply had to have this perfect springtime sweet in the mix. Luscious and juicy but by no means cloying Palazzina Moscato balances citrus zest, ripe stone fruit, marmalade and honey characters to perfection.
A delicious example of ‘passito’ winemaking. The extremely ripe Muscat fruit is laid out to dry on racks for 6 weeks concentrating the sugars and fruit flavours prior to careful bunch pressing, fermentation and ageing.
Palazzina’s inviting lightness makes it a winner for fruit tarts and desserts, any excuse to make a tarte tatin!
Tanagra Cabernet Franc Blanc de Noir Rosé 2015 £12.50
Western Cape, South Africa
A pretty pale salmon-pink, crisp rosé. Laden with strawberries and raspberries, coupled with savoury notes, a hint of spice and pepper and a deliciously moreish finish. Close your eyes and you could easily mistake Tanagra for a rosé from Southern France despite being made from Cabernet Franc.
Tanagra prides itself on using traditional methods in winery and vineyard from hand-picking and selection, whole-bunch pressing and natural fermentation with naturally occurring yeasts. Minimal interference from start to finish, there may be a touch of sediment as a result.
Perfect partner for Salmon, smoked or otherwise. Think sushi!
‘Le Carillon De Vendôme’ Montagne Blanche 2014, Coteaux Du Vendômois £11
Coteaux Du Venômois, Loire, France
A dangerously quaffable Loire valley red with bags of compelling character and a fab label to boot. The blend delivers layers of flavour, soft ripe cherry and raspberry fruits, white pepper, characteristic of the Pineau D’Aunis, a leafiness from the Cabernet Franc and a touch of spice. Supple, medium-bodied and deliciously dry (in a good way!). It’s no surprise that it’s Mike’s ‘Wines We Love’!
‘Le Carillon De Vendôme’ is made from grapes from 20 different growers who together form the ‘Cave Cooperative du Vendômois’, growers and winemakers who have mastered the local grape variety, Pineau D’Aunis, as well as viticulture in what is France’s most northerly wine producing region and all the challenges that it brings.
Tabalí Pedregoso Gran Reserva Merlot 2014 £11.50
Limari Valley, Chile
This is a rich and concentrated Merlot with oodles of character and depth. Soft and juicy with dark plummy fruit and mocha notes. Robust yet elegant with fine tannins and a long, warming finish. A wine that will make you smile!
The unique location and climate in the Limari Valley, where morning fog and afternoon coastal breezes are the norm, slows the ripening process and results in distinct fruit flavour and aroma. The 12 months in French oak then adds complexity and roundness to the aromatics and minerality.
Barbecued Lamb steaks, don’t hold back on the pepper this Merlot can handle it!
Coteaux du Vendômois “Le Carillon de Vendôme” Montagne Blanche, 2014.
Well there’s a mouthful for you. Just ask us for the musical red and we’ll know what you mean! Le Carillon de Vendôme is a nursery rhyme dating back to the 15th Century and is believed to be France’s oldest folk song. The song is connected to the city of Vendome on the banks of the Loir, a tributary of the Loire proper. It’s there that this fabulous wine is produced through a collaborative effort by 20 growers who harvest grapes to be vinified through a local co-operative under the appellation of Coteaux du Vendômois.
We discovered this wine at a recent tasting with one of our smaller, specialist suppliers. He likes finding unusual, interesting wines from smaller producers and that approach is right up our street too. What makes this blend of Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc unusual is the addition of Pineau d’Aunis – the signature grape of the area with a very distinctive flavour. It adds a hit of white pepper spice to the dark fruit notes of it’s companion grapes. We found it to be soft, juicy and spicy. A fabulous light and fresh summer red with light tannins and a dry finish. Think in terms of roast or barbequed chicken with a summery salad and you’re in the right zone.
I’m a huge fan of wines from the Loire – it’s one of my “go to” sections when grabbing a bottle for personal consumption at home . An often over-looked region that offers great value for money and this little cracker is no exception at just £11.00 a bottle – only £9.90 to wine club members.
So for under a tenner you have a wine that’s genuinely interesting on account of that white pepper hit and you’ll be supporting the “little guys” in the co-operative too. Definitely a Wine We Love and well deserving of it’s place in this month’s Select 6 case.
Sushi lovers in Cornwall will be distinctly aware of the lack of availability of the Japanese delicacy in restaurants around the county. Crazy really as we have access to some of the finest fish in the world which lends itself perfectly to the dish. Saying that, not all sushi must contain fish so the delectable little rice rolls can be suited to all tastes. Better still, it’s so easy to make at home, with a little know how, that crossing the border in search of an umami Asian feast is a thing of the past.
For our very first event to be held at The Arc, Hawksfield, we’re super excited to be teaming up with Naoko Kashiwagi (Naoko’s Kitchen), Japanese cookery teacher extraordinaire, and the highly knowledgeable Russell Jackson from Marussia Beverages to host a Sushi and Sake Masterclass on Saturday 20th May.
Naoko, originally from Tokyo, has a real passion for the Japanese cookery art form and the history and tradition that comes with it. She will share her skills and techniques that have been handed down through generations whilst using the finest of Cornish produce to take you on a journey of discovery about her native cuisine.
The masterclass will include a little history about the origins of both Sushi and Sake and how they are enjoyed in today’s modern culture, a hands on demonstration from Naoko where you will learn how to make (and eat!) your own Sushi (1 Fish, 1 Veggie), four different styles of premium Sake, Japanese tapas, two complimenting wines AND dessert. Phew! We’ll then have the bar open for drinks afterwards where you will have the opportunity to chat to both Naoko and Russell with any unanswered questions you may have and enjoy another glass of your favourite tipple from the evening.
Thanks to some incredibly generous support from Russell and Marussia Beverages for this event, we are able to offer you a really fantastic selection of premium Sakes from their Akashi-Tai range and keep the ticket price to a very modest £60pp.
Saturday 20th May 2017
7pm – 10.30pm
The Arc, Hawksfield, PL27 7LR
Tickets for this event are very limited so BOOK NOW to avoid missing out.
Please note: food contains dairy.