Caribbean BBQ Feast - Friday 23rd August
Summer bank holidays are best celebrated with the finest food, great wine and ample sunshine, and that's exactly what we got for our Winemakers Tour and Caribbean Feast last Friday.
The evening was off to a great start with the 5pm winemaker's tour and a jovial group led by David. They explored the winery and learned more about how we make wine here in Cornwall - with an array of questions joining the discussion. These tours are great for that!
Then for the favourite part - back to the barn for a tutored tasting with wine and nibbles! That's how Friday's should be done and a fair few bottles were uncorked!
The wine flowed then the cocktails were shaken, it's time for the feast to begin! A Planter's Punch to welcome our guests, with a fruity-sweet concoction of rum, grenadine, pineapple juice and soda, just the thing for a Caribbean feast.
Taking advantage of the warm temperatures, guests were seated in the courtyard and enjoyed a delicious buffet of Caribbean flavours and plentiful dishes. The Guyanese Pepperpot Goat Stew was certainly popular and went down a treat with our guests, with seconds a must!
- Main Dishes -
Jerk Pork Butt
Jerk Aubergine (Vg)
Guyanese Pepperpot Goat Stew
Veggie Pepperpot Stew (Vg)
Puertorican Pescado al Mojo isleño (grilled fish with a tomato-olive sauce)
- Sides -
Rice & Peas
- Dessert -
Grilled Pineapple, Coconut, Dark Chocolate & Dark 'n' Stormy Sorbet
Our next feast will be the Seasonal Feast with Cornish Vermouth & Cocktails on Friday 13th September - we hope to see you there!
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We have hosted a range of exciting screenings this year, including the Royal Wedding Garden Party and Sky TV launch with the guys from the Cornwall Channel, however, last night's screening took a fictional twist and transformed the winery barn for a screening of Moulin Rouge.
We asked you back in Summer which film you would like to see screened at Knightor and you didn't disappoint with your choice! The upstairs of the threshing barn created a perfect space for a cinema and a large screen projected the film. A warm welcome and tasty array of cinema snacks awaited guests, with homestyle salted caramel/plain popcorn, burger sliders, nachos and ice creams on offer, as well as plentiful wines, naturally!
A collaboration with C Fylm, a Cornish cinema initiative, these screenings are open to all and enable people across the Cornwall to watch great films in their own community at an affordable price. With tickets just £6 this includes membership for members to access screenings at different venues throughout Cornwall for a nominal charge.
We would like to thank everyone supported this event - we hope you as much fun as we did and can't wait to share details about our next screening.. more details coming soon!
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
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