Some interesting news for beer fans – St Austell Brewery’s Cornish lager Korev is now its second highest-selling beer behind Tribute just three years after being launched.
The growth seems to have been helped by some strong pick-up on draught, with the brewery signing an exclusive deal with the Browns brasserie chain in the summer to serve the 4.8% lager – whose name is the Cornish for beer – in all of its 27 locations across the UK.
It is also the only draught lager served Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall and the only lager the Tanner brothers serve in their excellent Barbican Kitchen restaurant in Plymouth.
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It’s important you don’t get intimidated in competitions, but entrants into the 10th South West Chef of the Year competition would be allowed a whimper when they see the judging panel includes Michael Caines, Nathan Outlaw, James Tanner, Simon Hulstone, Mark Hix, Nathan Outlaw and more.
Entries are now open for the competition aimed at experienced pros, up and coming young chefs and amateur cooks.
A new class is being launched this year, the Junior Class, aimed at children aged 11 to 16.
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Some top names from the world of food and drink will help Dartmouth Food Festival celebrate its 10th birthday at the end of October.
Mitch Tonks, Mark Hix, James Tanner, Fiona Beckett, Giles Coren, Henry Dimbleby, Thomasina Miers, Holly and David Jones, Richard Bertinet, Tom Parker Bowles, Joyce Molyneux, Matthew Fort, Jane Baxter, Christine Smallwood, Steve Lamb, Mark Puckey, Serin Aubrey and Monty Halls are among those who have already confirmed for this year’s cookery demonstrations and discussions.
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So Flavour Fest has come and gone for another year. Most of the feed back I have heard has been largely positive.
I could do a long and in-depth analysis here, but who wants to read that? I enjoyed every single stand that I visited (Manna from Devon’s foccacia) deserves a special mention.
So just a few choice comments and tweets from other people will suffice. It is more about what other people thought.
Dartmoor Chilli Farm really sat on the fence. It was Kay and Phil Palmer’s debut at a food festival and I think they enjoyed it. Tweets like “thank you very much for brilliant show. It’s the best market we’ve ever done. Will definitely do next year again!” are a subtle hint.
They also told me that they enjoyed “amazing” lemonade from Sanford Cider when they weren’t selling chillies.
Likewise the good people at Devonshire Tea were so busy it even stopped Gavin from Tweeting. Something I thought he did even in his sleep. Not only was it good sales-wise for stall-holders on the day, it was also good for those looking to pick up business.
One last thought from a member of the public, who visited. Constructive and informative.
“Yes I thought it was great. One thing that stood out was the amazing friendliness of all the stall holders – even in Sundays heat.
“I took my Dutch cousin because I wanted her to experience tasting some local foods. She loved it all, and filled her bag with chutney, Devonshire tea, and other goodies.
“The chefs kitchen worked well-although some more seating would have encouraged us to stay longer.
“Didier from Chloes restaurant was hilarious!”
See you next year.