Gathered amongst the vines of our Portscatho vineyard, we welcomed friends of Knightor to The Vine for a night of fine food and frivolity.
In a location set away from the bustling crowds, our new Cornish foodie destination has been created to embrace escapism and celebrate rustic dining. Championing the notion of smaller, sharing plates, the event consisted of big flavours, good conversation and competitive garden games all set against the coastal backdrop.
Giant Jenga and the more traditional activities including Smite and Cornhole provided the entertainment and forged new friendships (or rivalries!) as the sun began to set. Once the food was served, groups convened around the warmth of the fire pit and whiled away the evening in good spirits.
A condensed version of the menu was on offer, including our signature fried chicken in garlic and herb buttermilk with keta caviar which certainly proved to be a popular choice. Executive head chef Gavin Allan, who played the role of host for the night, explains that, “it was great to get feedback on what we have created here at The Vine. Our Portscatho Vineyard is so peaceful and quiet, and it has long been home to a giant barn that we used to use for one off events. We realised that it was ripe to turn into a laid back dining experience - a space where everyone can enjoy the very best of Cornwall.”
Alongside our local produce, we are passionate about promoting Cornish brands and accompanying our range of signature wines are an array of local drinks. Keeping everyone hydrated at The Vine is a selection from Tarquins, 8Track Rum, Verdant Brewing and Navas tonics.
We are delighted to open the doors to The Vine and look forward to showcasing our relaxing experience this summer.