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‘Taste of Truro’: a celebration of Cornwall’s seafood scene

Join us on Saturday 3rd June for our seafood evening in Cornwall. An indulgent tasting evening in celebration of the ocean’s finest catches - personally prepared by Head Chef, Ollie Wyatt

Ollie’s ‘Taste of Kernow’ seafood feast

Indulge in a seafood feast at our intimate tasting evening this summer. Led by the talented Head Chef, Ollie Wyatt, this event will showcase Cornwall’s fishing heritage and unparalleled seafood scene. Championing the very best local suppliers, each fish dish is heavily influenced by Cornish tales and recipes, passed down for generations. 

Join us on Saturday 3rd June in The Library at The Alverton for our seafood evening in Cornwall. The night forms part of our ‘Taste of Truro’ series – an exploration of the incredible flavours of our county.

Sample the sea in six courses

Paying tribute to the ancient traditions of Cornwall’s seafaring history, Ollie has carefully curated a bespoke, six-course tasting menu, from delights found in the deep blue. A wonderful way to sample new flavours and ingredients, each dish has been thoughtfully prepared for a truly memorable dining experience.  

Follow our guided taste tour around the coastlines of Cornwall. Firstly, our starters will take you to the depths of the Cornish continental shelf, for a rich monkfish soup, complemented with hits of sharp grapefruit, mellowed with fresh cucumber. Then next up are our nation’s favourite crustaceans – line-caught lobster and crab. Served in a cocktail salad, accompanied by hand-foraged samphire from the shoreline, as well as sourdough from the local bakery. 

Then, once your taste-buds are warmed up, Ollie will be searing mackerel for the third course. The unmistakable black and turquoise tiger-striped fish will feature in this dish, with barbecued sweetcorn. The main event is a prize catch in the south west waters – turbot. The meaty flat fish will be served as a T-bone with courgette, red pepper, tarragon, and white crab. Finally, end the evening on a zesty note with our passionfruit delice, paired with a smooth, white chocolate sorbet. 

Discover the full menu here.

An immersive, dining experience

Lose yourself in the theatre of our seafood evening in Cornwall. From the relaxed atmosphere and sounds of excited chatter amongst fellow seafood-lovers, to the exquisite tastes and smells. Listen closely as Head Chef Ollie imparts his extensive knowledge in this particular area of cuisine. Discover where the influence for each dish came from, and get an insight into the food you’ll be tucking into. 

Complete the six-course feast with our accompanying wine flight, chosen by our skilled sommelier, Holly Bennetts. Each glass of wine from around the globe has been chosen to match each dish’s flavour profile, adding an extra layer of decadence to the evening. Select the wine flight on the night, for an extra £25 per person, and your perfectly poured glass will arrive with every course.

What’s included?

Tickets are £60 per person and include our bespoke, six-course seafood menu, served in The Library. So that we can plan the seating accordingly, please let us know the names of the other people in your group if you are booking your tickets separately, by contacting [email protected].

If you have any dietary requirements that our team should be aware of, please also let us know at the time of booking by contacting [email protected].

Fancy making a night of it?

Tempted by our wine flight? Fancy extending the Taste of Truro experience with an overnight stay in the Cornish city? We’re also offering a discount to our diners at the seafood evening in Cornwall. Ticket holders for this event can use the code TASTEOFTRURO when booking a room on our website, to enjoy an exclusive 10% off a stay on the 3rd June 2023. T&Cs apply.


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