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
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
Aval Dor Cornish vodka teamed with Knightor's own vermouth! Creating a cocktail together to kick off the evening before a feast using Colwith Farm potatoes and wood fired lamb. With a fab cocktail menu and paired up wine flight it was a thoroughly boozy evening!
Thanks so all at Colwith Farm and Aval Dor for hosting and answering all the questions!
Looking forward to our Spiced Kitchen Feast next week, here's the menu for the evening which chef has been putting together in collaboration with Ally from Nature Kitchen. Go to Knightor.com to book or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org!
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