Last week, Alex and I were lucky enough to be invited to Philleigh Way for their Valentine’s feast evening.
We’d both had such a fantastic time at the sushi making course we went to at Philleigh Way last year for Alex’s birthday present, that I was excited to go back for a delicious feat evening and to meet new chef and owner of the business, Rupert Cooper.
Having previously cooked at Paul Ainsworth’s No. 6 and Rick Stein’s here in Cornwall, Rupert has recently taken over at Philleigh Way to run the cookery school and grow the business. As part of his action plan, he has organised several different feast nights over the next couple of months to gain exposure and bring people in to try his delicious food.
After a lovely day spent together with the dogs, we headed over to Philleigh on the King Harry Ferry ready for a 5 course menu for Valentine’s evening. Greeted with a glass of bubbly and a warm welcome from Rupert, we took our seats at the festive table (complete with a rose at the setting!).
For our starter, Rupert served pan fried cod in a shellfish bisque; the perfect light way to begin our meal, followed by a scrumptious rhubarb sorbet to cleanse the palate.
Our ‘amuse’ course was a shallot and Cornish Blue tart tatin, and OH BOY, the mousse of Cornish Blue was completely divine! Super rich and creamy, and definitely a treat to be remembered.
For the main course, Alex and the other guests were served a hare loin & game faggot, while I had the ling (I’ve never tried this type of fish before but it was great!), both with artichoke puree, kale crisp and roasted swede. I may have had a small bite of Alex’s hare too… super tender and mouthwatering.
Our dessert was a blood orange and chocolate ganache tart, served with homemade Cornish ice cream.
The food was really good and we felt very spoilt after such a romantic day together. Philleigh Way are also hosting a similar feast for Mother’s Day lunch on March 31st, for just £28pp, which sounds like a great treat.
Also be sure to keep an eye out for Philleigh Way’s cookery courses, where you can learn skills from Thai cooking or bread making, to pasties, desserts or the art of barbecuing.
* We were hosted at Philleigh Way for free but all opinions are my own