Two Extraordinary Dinners
Five Award Winning Chefs
During Feast, The Castle Hotel will host two very special dinners, starting on Friday evening with Michael Caines, followed by the Great British Menu chefs feast on Saturday evening featuring Jude Kereama, Josh Eggleton, Dominic Chapman and Emily Watkins.
Michael Caines MBE, chef/patron of Lympstone Manor, is one of Britain’s most celebrated and acclaimed chefs, holder of two Michelin stars for 18 years. Over the past 21 years he has earned a global reputation for his distinctive modern European cuisine utilising the finest local and regional produce and ingredients. Amongst numerous other accolades, Michael has cooked in 10 Downing Street for the Prime Minister, received an MBE in 2006 for services to the hospitality industry and was awarded AA Chef's Chef of the Year in 2007.
Confit Duck and Duck Liver Terrine
Spiced Apple Purée, Confit Shallots, Candied Walnuts
Cornish Salt Cod
Beesands Crab, Samphire, Lemon Purée, Chorizo Foam
Roast Guinea Fowl
Pumpkin Purée, Caramelised Button Onions, Lentils, Cumin Scented Red Wine Jus
Pistachio, Raspberry Macaroon, Raspberry Sorbet
The Pony and Trap
Josh Eggleton grew up in South Bristol near the picturesque Chew Valley, and the chef has always been family orientated. Now running a hugely popular Michelin-starred pub with his sister Holly, Josh Eggleton also cites his grandparents and father as integral to his early fascination with food. His grandparents encouraged him to bake, mastering British favourites such as Victoria sponge and upside-down cake from an early age and giving him confidence in the kitchen: “I actually opted out of cookery classes at year 10 when I was at school, as I thought I already had cakes well and truly under my belt!”
Beetroot and Turnip Salad
Jude’s take on classic seafood with a twist has earned Kota recognition in the form of 2 AA rosettes and a Michelin Bib Gourmand. The restaurant was also named in the Top 50 Summer Restaurants in Britain.
Alongside Kota, Jude also runs the sister restaurant Kota Kai down the road.
Cornish Crab & Mackerel Crudo
Apple, Ginger and Avocado
The Kingham Plough
Emily started her professional life in an office but soon moved to Italy to learn to cook. She worked for three years at Ristorante Beccofino in Florence where she became both junior sous chef and fluent in Italian.
Returning to the UK, Emily worked as chef de partie at The Fat Duck in Bray and later as a private chef in London before opening The Kingham Plough in 2007 alongside her husband and business partner, Miles Lampson.
Slow Cooked Lamb Neck Fillet and Lamb Rib
Courgette & Heritage Tomatoes with Spelt and Herb Gremolata
The Beehive Restaurant
Dominic’s hereditary passion for food stems from the highly acclaimed Castle Hotel in Taunton, which his family have owned and run for over 65 years. He earned his own Michelin star, three AA rosettes and was named The Good Food Guide’s Best Pub Chef for his work at The Royal Oak Paley Street before moving on to open his own restaurant in 2014, The Beehive in Berkshire.
Strawberry Sun Dancing
English Strawberries, Syllabub, Pistachios, Jam Doughnuts