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The grown-ups guide to fine dining in Cornwall

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Long gone are the days when food in Cornwall was limited to parcels of fish and chips and Cornish pasties (although, after a brisk walk on a windy cliff top, there isn’t much better). The South West is now well renowned for it’s exciting and ground-breaking food offerings. Along with annual food and drink festivals, artisan producers, pop-ups, feast nights and foodie clubs, there are several award-winning restaurants dotted around the county offering outstanding dining experiences.

Here is our guide to our favourite fine dining restaurants in Cornwall:
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Chilled watercress soup recipe

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One of our favourite summer soups, served chilled it really is a showstopper. We use horseradish crème fraiche to add richness and give it a real lift and tiny dice of fresh apples and cucumbers to finish it perfectly. In the restaurant we sometimes serve it with a mini pulled pork sandwich as well which our guests really love.

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How to cook asparagus

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Most people prefer to cook asparagus in boiling salted water, and indeed this is how we as chefs were taught to cook it. However, it is now quite common to cook the asparagus in fat, a mixture of olive oil and butter. This produces a better result because the flavour molecules in asparagus are soluble in water, but not in fat, meaning when it is boiled it loses a large amount of its flavour. This won’t happen if you use this method.

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