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If you want to eat somewhere with “the wow factor,” there will be just one place to head for this June – the Royal Cornwall Show.
That’s because the double AA rosette award-winning Mannings Restaurant, based in the heart of Truro, will be taking up temporary tented residence within the members’ area at Cornwall’s largest annual event on the 7th, 8th and 9th June.
Show members have enjoyed a tremendous choice of fantastic food, drink and eating places since top Cornish restauranteur, Scott Young, took over the task of providing top class catering at the event in 2006.
This year Scott, operations director at Mannings Hotel for three years, will be bringing his day job with him and raises the gastronomic bar even higher.
Scott, along with the 50 strong team of experienced staff he will bring with him, will create a world buffet to be served within the under-canvas version of Mannings Restaurant during the first two show days.
A smorgasbord, served with a trademark Mannings twist, will focus on the very best Cornish meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, dairy and fresh vegetables.
A “taste bud explosion” is promised for members who wish to indulge in something a little bit special when it comes to dining at the show.
“We’ll draw on many cooking styles and influences to make our world buffet unique.
“There will be something for everyone to savour and our bar will be stocked with a selection of beers, wines and cocktails from around the world to complement the food.
Those with a sweet tooth need not worry, the dessert area promises to be packed with irresistible dishes. Naturally, Callestick Farm Ice Cream and Rodda’s clotted cream will be on hand to pair with whichever option is selected.
The tented village that surrounds the Members’ lawn will offer a further five places to eat and drink, designed to suit all tastes and budgets. Prior booking isn’t required for these more informal options.
Cornish burger aficionados, Hub Box, will be serving up their hand-made, national award-winning burgers and dogs.
Locally caught fish dishes, platters and, due to popular demand, seafood chowder will be provided by the Cornish Seafood Bar.
They will be joined by the Smoking Hog BBQ, serving mouth-watering, slow cooked smoked beef, chicken and pork and Mannings Curry Bar will present a fantastic selection of Thai, Indian and Japanese delights.
The members’ bar will provide the usual welcoming atmosphere, serving up the best Cornish beer, cider and wine plus soft drinks.
Singapore slings, Espresso Martinis and Cornish Mojitos, created with Cornish spirits, will flow within another new feature for 2018, Mannings special new cocktail bar.
Christopher Riddle, show secretary, said that catering for the show’s members was a direct way of supporting Cornwall’s food industry.
“The core aim of the show is to promote local agriculture and food production, with Cornish produce held in such high regard it’s only right that we’re doing that by serving the very best of it for our members.”
Besides the daily, invitation-only president’s lunches and the members’ restaurant, Scott is also able to provide bespoke corporate hospitality for 15 to 150 people on the Thursday and Friday.
“So much business is conducted at the show and we are on hand to entertain VIP clients with a gourmet experience within our stylish and comfortable five star venues,” adds Scott.
“Sharing the finest local produce combined with Mannings quality and service at the Royal Cornwall is something I am really looking forward to.
“With tables filling up already, advance booking for our restaurant will be essential.”
Scott can be contacted for table bookings and corporate enquiries on 07854 419727 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full information about the Royal Cornwall Show and online membership sales can be found at www.royalcornwall.co.uk.
Notes for editors:
Scott Young has operated restaurants for many years in Cornwall, having previously worked as a five-star chef around the world and as executive chef for stars such as Phil Collins, the Rolling Stones and on the Formula One circuit.
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