What’s On Cornwall Awards – It’s all Terribly Exciting!

Jude is staring intently into the Mirror of Erised and his reflection is waving back with an astonished face and a beaming grin stretching from ear to ear.  All around him people are cheering! Grasped in his hands are two gleaming gold trophies.   He has won the ‘What’s On Cornwall’ Awards for BEST CHEF and for BEST RESTAURANT!…

We’re Hiring!

Do you have that ‘Je ne sais quoi’ needed to join our team at Kota?   Kota is opening up her doors and welcoming back customers, both new and the old faithful, on March 17th.  We have a new menu, we have new wines, and now we need some new team members.  Specifically we’re looking for a…

And so it begins…

The sun has arrived welcoming home JJ&J.  Joe is back at school while Jane and Jude are getting their feet used to being back on Cornish soil.       With an enviable view over the boats swaying in the ebbing tide and the calm deep blue of the Atlantic inviting in the surfers trying…

Homeward Bound

Hang the bunting, light the fire, chill the wine and unlock the door! Porthleven has been far too quiet with out JJ&J over the last few weeks.  Thankfully they are on their way home and we couldn’t be more excited to see them!  There are so many events coming up in months of this year for…

Celebrating The Chinese New Year In Sydney

‘Arrived in Sydney to see my sister and her family during Chinese New Year celebrations, amazing food stalls and great atmosphere.’   JJ&J are on the final leg of their epic adventure.  Having touched down in Sydney after an amazing visit to New Zealand JJ&J have arrived ready to celebrate the Chinese New Year with his…

Kota Pinot Noir

While in New Zealand Jane and Jude have ventured out to visit the stunning Lime Rock Vineyard, in Central Hawke’s Bay. This vineyard is a firm favourite with our travelling chef and his lovely wife having visited before and bringing home the delicious Pinot Noir Kota  that we now serve in both of our restaurants, Kota and Kota Kai.  The…

Flipping Heck, it’s Pancake Day!

JJJ are spending the day travelling.  Having had a thoroughly enjoyable time in New Zealand visiting Mama Kereama and the family, as well as exploring the wine region with complete dedication, it’s time to head over to Sydney, Australia to meet up with Jude’s sister. While we’ve been discussing our favourite pancake toppings in the…

Keeping the Romance Alive

Even from the other side of world Jude is making sure that Kota Kai is keeping the romance alive with fantastic plans for next Sunday.