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Indulgent hot chocolate recipe

February 13th, 2015

There is much debate as to what makes the perfect hot chocolate but this is our head chef Ben Bass’s recipe. We think it is rather special so wanted to share it with you. The quantities below will fill a few mugs, or be enough for two people allowing for top-ups! Why not try it out at home? Ingredients 550ml full fat milk 50ml water 100g dark, dark chocolate, broken into small pieces. 28g cocoa powder (100%) 60g sugar Method Warm the […]

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Recent mentions in the press

January 28th, 2015

Some of our guests may have spotted recent press coverage for The Old Quay House. We are thrilled to have received some fantastic comments, and wanted to share them with you. Frank Barratt, travel editor for The Mail on Sunday visited us in the autumn. He said: “For a welcome breath of sea air, head for Fowey. The Old Quay House is the ideal weekend hotel: it boasts a great location in the centre of town and a fine restaurant.” Lesley Gillilan wrote about […]

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Potted Hot Smoked Salmon Recipe

December 4th, 2014

Ben Bass’s Potted Smoked Salmon with Lemon Purée and Poppy Seed Bread This is the perfect dish if you are entertaining or wanting to chill out on Boxing Day in front of the TV. I would recommend making it well in advance, or at least a few hours before you plan to serve it so it can reach the right temperature and consistency. You could also substitute the hot salmon with crab meat or smoked mackerel. Potted salmon: 200g hot smoked salmon […]

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Padstow Christmas Festival

November 24th, 2014

Padstow Christmas Festival takes place next week from Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th December and is one of the country’s biggest free food festivals. We are really looking forward to it here at The Old Quay House. Our head chef Ben Bass will be doing a demo which takes place in the Festival Kitchen at 12 noon on the Sunday 7th December so if you are near Padstow please do come and watch. Ben will be making “potted hot smoked salmon […]

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The Old Quay House breakfast granola pots

September 22nd, 2014

Our granola pots are a popular breakfast choice among our guests so we thought we would share our head chef Ben Bass’s special recipe so you can recreate them at home. They are a great start to the day, with the added bonus of being very simple to make.  Ingredients 8 tbsp oats 4 tbsp sunflower seeds 4 tbsp pumpkin seeds 2 tbsp sesame seeds 2 tbsp pecans, chopped 2 tbsp hazelnuts, chopped 5 tbsp maple syrup 1 tbsp vegetable […]

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Chandon at The Old Quay House

August 26th, 2014

Chandon

  We are pleased to welcome the addition of Chandon Brut to our wine list. This chardonnay-led méthode traditionnelle sparkling wine from Argentina has a bright and fresh fruit bouquet of citrus blossom, subtle pear and white nectarine. It is perfect as an aperitif. So with this in mind, why not start the weekend with a pop, by indulging in our Fizz and Chips offer? From 4pm on Fridays until the end of September, enjoy a bottle of Chandon accompanied by […]

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Summer recipe: coriander cured salmon

August 7th, 2014

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Our head chef Ben Bass loves nothing more than creating new dishes for our guests at Q Restaurant. Here’s his recipe for ‘coriander cured salmon with avocado, fennel and smoked tomato’. About this dish Ben says: “This is a really tasty starter or supper for those early autumn evenings. Refreshing and light, this dish is rich without any heavy creams or butters. It’s also gluten and dairy free and full of healthy fats.” Happy cooking. Coriander cured salmon, avocado, fennel and smoked tomato  […]

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Five of the best restaurants to visit during January

January 17th, 2014

Christmas may be over, but for us the season of enjoying delicious food never ends. We love the mix of gastronomy Cornwall has to offer; however during January, it is often hard to find restaurants open as many close for refurbishment or a well-earned break. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite restaurants which remain open for business to help keep the winter blues at bay.   Fifteen Cornwall We couldn’t leave Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall at Watergate […]

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Recipe from Ben Bass: braised pig’s cheek with pearl barley risotto

December 20th, 2013

As we move towards the festive break there’s a big focus on food, especially here at the Old Quay House where our head chef Ben Bass will be busy in the kitchen. Here’s a Q Restaurant favourite and a recipe that Ben swears by. It involves a bit of preparation, but pig’s cheeks are an often overlooked part of meat and are very tender when cooked for a long time. They can be purchased from most local butchers and are […]

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New arrivals at The Old Quay House

December 4th, 2013

We are really excited to welcome back Ben Bass and Alison Zutshi to our team at The Old Quay House. Ben returns as head chef of  Q Restaurant and Alison joins us as general manager. Ben and Alison have both worked here in various guises over the years and we are delighted to have them back on board. Ben began cooking at the age of 13 and went on to train under Raymond Blanc at his restaurant Le Petit Blanc […]

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