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!
Discover upcoming feast nights
December is just around the corner and gosh, it's been a busy month! We've harvested the last of the grapes from our vineyards, and already seen winter's frost creep in, but with a new Knightor aperitif almost ready for sale and preparations begun for our Christmas parties and weddings, we are full steam ahead for a sparkling December.
On 24th November we had a Friday Feast themed around duck, a highly flavoursome and versatile ingredient that offers something a little more unique to your classic recipes. For those who aren't familiar with our Feast Nights, 1 or 2 Fridays a month we showcase a special theme, particular ingredient, or highlight one of the many fantastic local producers we work with - to which this month's highlight was the Cornish Duck Company.
Our lovely guests were welcomed into the bar and restaurant with a Knightor V&T (Vermouth and Tonic, as inspired by our celebratory news, more on this later!)
Nibbles and cocktail
Duck pastrami Reuben’s on rye
Duck bacon blt’s with avocado on brioche
Southern Indian curried duck leg with spiced cauliflower salad and cashew nuts
Glazed breast, confit neck & liver parfait, root vegetable dauphinois, celeriac purée, chicory choucroute & red currant jus
Raspberry & duck egg Mille feuille
(Duck egg custard, raspberry curd, raspberry parfait, mini meringues, duck fat pastry, duck egg sabayon)
Our next feast nights will be a Fish 'n' Fizz feast on Friday 22nd December and a Nordic & Scandi themed evening on Friday 29th December. For more information please see our Feast Nights Page
In addition to our Knightor Rose and Knightor White Vermouth, we are excited to tell you more about our new Knightor Dry blend, coming soon! Created with our special reserve wine and 24 botanicals, many of which are sourced in and around Knightor, our Dry Vermouth is distinctively fresh and aromatic. Like the Rose and White, the Dry is such a wonderfully complex drink that can be enjoyed on it's own, over ice, with a mixer, or in a cocktail - our personal favourite choice!
Do check out this video featuring our consultant winemaker, Salvatore, as he tells you a few important things about our new Knightor Dry Vermouth and what makes it so special...he almost lets slip our top secret too! Yikes!
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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