Cook-up England's Seafood Feast with The Curious Kitchen
As the largest and most diverse fishing port in the country and the only place you can experience a live fish auction; Brixham can proudly call itself the capital of England’s seafood coast. There is then, no better place to host the Seafood FEAST, a new two-week event celebrating some of the best seafood in the world. Read all about it and watch The Shorely’s exclusive interview with Brixham chef Ash Hamilton.
Seafood FEAST will host over 60 seafood themed events where people can experience everything from a fish market tour to a night on board an original Brixham sailing trawler. So, what you going to book first?
From Saturday 22 September to Sunday 7 October, restaurants across the Bay will host special seafood nights and extended menus. The Seafood FEAST really does have something for everyone. If you’re new to seafood and looking to explore new flavours then perhaps go for the Starter & Main Course for £20 at Number 7 Fish Bistro. If you love seafood and want to broaden your taste buds then check out Ash Hamilton’s seafood supper club at The Curious Kitchen - 7 courses of the very best seafood Torbay has to offer! Take your pick from mussels and Sharpham wine at Number 7 to a BBQ and Sunday Session at Below Decks. Go for penguins and prosecco at Living Coasts or a wild ocean dip ‘n’ dine at Cantina Kitchen.
The Seafood FEAST will play host to Torbay’s best chefs. From celebrated celebrity chef and restaurateur, Mitch Tonks, to Michelin-starred Simon Hulstone at The Elephant in Torquay. It is also an opportunity for upcoming talent to show their creative flair with some of the UK’s finest seafood. Who better for us to meet then, than Ash Hamilton, the Executive Chef and personality behind two of Brixham’s coolest eateries; The Curious Kitchen and MORE from The Curious Kitchen!
Ash prides himself on offering quality local ingredients, prepared fresh in-house with ever changing and evolving menus to keep up with his own high standards and the inspiration he draws from all over the world. This leads us on nicely to something that Ash prepared exclusively for The Shorely’s readers ahead of this year’s England’s Seafood FEAST. Using locally caught mackerel and some influence from Asia, Ash produced a plate full of fresh flavours and spice. Watch the video and here’s the full recipe:
Still torn as to what to do? Then check out the entire Seafood FEAST events listing on the English Riviera website. Next time you’re in Brixham and you’re feeling peckish or in need of some caffeine then pop your head into see Ash. You’ll find him either at The Curious Kitchen or at MORE from TCK - they’re about 100m apart so if you’re really hungry then check them both out!