Jamie’s Fifteen Restaurant, Watergate Bay Cornwall
A trip to the west coast of Cornwall wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Jamie’s Fifteen ( http://www.fifteencornwall.co.uk/) on the beach at Watergate Bay. We booked months in advance of our trip to ensure our space and I counted the days till we went, it was to be one of the highlights of our trip and it didn’t disappoint.
A window seat gave us a view over the bay and we watched the surf crashing in and the sun setting as we grazed our way through our five course degustation menu. As the sun dipped below the horizon we thought about it rising in Muriwai and wondered how our house sitters and pussycats were fairing on the other side of the globe.
So what did we eat at Jamie’s Fifteen? Mussels with fennel and cherry tomatoes was our appetizer but I dived in so quickly that I forgot that I was going to take a photo of each courses. I didn’t take a menu either so I am going on memory for the descriptions so I hope I do it justice Jamie.
Veal Tartar with a lemon zest rocket salad (no photo)
Gooey Buratta, Italian smashed peas & little leaves
Roast Duck Tortellini in a duck broth (no photo)
Crispy fillet of John Dory, crushed Cornish potatoes, asparagus and a Sorrel Aoli
30 day aged Angus Eye Fillet with borlotti beans
Chocolate Nemesis Cake, Clotted Cream and Strawberries
Lemon Mascapone Cake with poached Apricots
Handmade Truffles and coffee
I could eat this menu all over again, it was perfect in every way as was the service and the wine pairing. I have promised to recreate the buratta dish (mozzarella poached in cream) and the John Dory for family this week so I may even post my taking on these dishes if I get the chance to capture them. My family, not like my poor suffering hubby, aren’t used to my photographing their dinner so we shall see.
For those who don’t know Fifteen is a global social enterprise and charity founded by Jamie. Heart of it is a chef training programme with a mission ‘to empower young people and give them a second chance’.
Now on to France and a few local restaurants in Perigord.