On Monday I was invited to attend The Chefs’ Forum at the extremely picturesque Berry Head Hotel. Hoisting the dorsal mast(?) and rummaging around for my brightest Jack Wills yellow polo shirt, I travelled at (insert appropriate nautical speed here) knots down the A380 towards the mighty fishing town of Brixham.
As you can imagine, I was knee deep and almost drowning in foodie delights. So much so that I wore a lifejacket at all times, periodically blowing my emergency whistle (safety first) and occasionally flailing my arms around for good measure, to ward off seagulls and over confident ducks.
Utilising the skills and enthusiasm of students from South Devon College and HIT Training, the day went as swimmingly as a happy goldfish wearing a hat saying ‘I love swimming’ in a freshly cleaned tank on world swimming day.
With fish filleting demos by Darren from Kingfisher Brixham, a masterclass in Indian gastronomy by Chefs Canon and Noor (Berry Head Hotel) and wine pairings with WSET and Majestic Commercial, you’d think that would be enough to keep this happy buoy afloat. They then rounded off the afternoon with a BBQ hosted by Canon and Paul Yates from Que Fresco on the mighty *Monolith Kamado BBQ!
*I’d be happy to adopt one for promotional / photographical / bloggery… Just saying.
What a great start to the week it was. I slunk off with goody bag in hand and headed off into the sunset, happy and full… oh and sleepy, a little sleepy.
Well done you, you’ve made it to the bottom of the page. I’m suitably impressed and now handing over an imaginary treat of your choice… Please take a little look here for a far more concise round up of the day.