In early March guests headed to Knightor for our Sri Lankan inspired Feast and a taste of winter sun in chilly Cornwall. Head Chef Joe's menu was inspired by the tiny island just off the southern tip of India. Sri Lankan cuisine is sometimes similar to Indian food however has a distinctive spin with a vivid array of flavour combinations, spicy curries, sweet onion relishes and palm sugar sweetened desserts.
Sri Lankan Feast Menu
6.30pm - In the bar
Ulundu Vada (spicy lentil doughnuts), mango chutney, coconut sambol
*Welcome cocktail - Knightor 9112 sparkling with Mango Rum
7.15/30pm - Feast
Roast gurnard and glazed curry tiger prawn, mustard, kohlrabi and cucumber salad
Knightor Trevannion, Cornwall, 2014
Sri lankan chicken curry served on the bone with ghee red rice, curried kale and beans, lemongrass & shallot sambol, yellow daal
Knightor Mena Hweg, Cornwall, 2013
Milk curd and jaggery syrup hopper (crystalised palm sugar syrup pancake)
Knightor Pinot Precoce, Cornwall, 2014
Watalappan (set coconut custard), cashews, cinnamon tuile, pomegranate
Knightor Rose Vermouth
The St Mawes Classic Car Festival is now in its 7th year. The Festival invites owners of classic cars down to the picturesque coastal village of St Mawes where each day over the festival period, owners are given the opportunity for some wonderful scenic drives around Cornwall’s coastline, stopping off at areas of outstanding beauty and sampling some of Cornwall’s finest food on offer. There is more information on their website, www.nearwaterevents.co.uk and photographs from previous years.
All are welcome at the Concours judging by Bonhams on Thursday 4th of May from 4pm at St Mawes quay. There will be entertainment down on the quay from 4.30 pm and the parade lap around the village is at 6pm. Come along to see some beautiful classic cars and chat to the Knightor team!
On Friday 30th December 2016 we hosted something fun for the no man's land between Christmas and New Years. Guests joined us for our Nordic Feast which featured a smorgasbord of warming Scandinavian inspired comfort food. Using some seriously seasonal ingredients this style of food perfectly showcased the fantastic local produce available mid winter. And did you know the Scandinavian and Nordic food scene is taking off at the moment, apparently it's the next big thing! Have read here. Skål!
Nordic Feast Menu
6.30pm - at the bar
House smoked mackerel, pear & celery on rye (smørrebrød), wild alexanders, mustard & dill dressing
Knightor Rose Vermouth and Tonic Spritzer
7.30pm - sit down feast
Slow roast cauliflower & juniper soup, crispy leaves & crunchy sourdough
Harbourside Pale Ale, St Ives
Meatballs, home made brown sauce, pickled cucumber, red cabbage, barley, caramelised onion rings, bacon & cabbage cream sauce
Skinners Betty Stoggs Bitter
Home smoked cheese, celery & skyr remoulade, pickled red onion and rye crouton
Penpont Cornish Arvour Amber Ale
Beer pancakes with pine custard, honey and pollen
Fowey Valley Sparkling Vintage Cider
The incredibly delicious Cornish wine from Knightor Winery & Restaurant went down a storm at a packed private view of ' From Silence, Anima-Mundi at Herrick Gallery, Mayfair. Aside from the artwork on show, the wines really proved a star of the show. Delicate, and decidedly English, elderflower, apple and pear flavours graced our palettes and left us wanting more. The Vintage Cuvée was a particular hit- with its dry, elegant and complex flavour leaving people asking after the makers…the brilliant…Knightor. Flying the flag for Cornwall on Piccadilly that night; Knightor left its mark.
Joseph Clarke, Director of Anima-Mundi; ‘Knightor wines have a beautiful flavour and it is clear how much their producers care about what they do, I would highly recommend.’
'From Silence' opened on Monday at The Herrick Gallery, 93 Piccadilly, Mayfair to a full and enthusiastic house.
Thank you to those who attended and also to Knightor Winery for the excellent range of really delicious drinks served.
We rarely put on shows of this sort in London and it is only on until 5th November, so please do try and get along to see it in the flesh if you are able, its just a minute walk from Green Park Station.
"To be silent; to be alone. All the being and the doing, expansive, glittering, vocal, evaporated; and one shrunk, with a sense of solemnity, to being oneself,
a wedge-shaped ore of darkness, something invisible to others… and this self having shed its attachments was free for the strangest adventures.”
Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse
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