Great British Menu comes to Kota Kai

After months of waiting it was finally our turn last night to have all three South West Chefs from BBC2’s Great British Menu join us for an extravagant evening of delicious food and a wonderful array of beverages.  Josh Eggleton and Chris Wheeler came to invade the Kota Kai kitchen with Jude to host the…

What a whirlwind tour with the Great British Menu Chefs

Jude has spent the last week racing around the countryside with fellow Great British Menu Chefs Josh Eggleton and Chris Wheeler.  I’d like to think their travelling style was somewhat in the manner of The Italian Job, all racing Mini’s and doors being blown off in a terribly frantic British manner, however the delayed trains…

Huge Thanks!

Thank you so much to every one who helped make the Big Brunch on the harbour head so successful.

The wonderful wine matching evening with Penfolds

The grand wine matching evening we hosted on Wednesday of this week in Kota Kai couldn’t have been better!  It went a little something like this : Guests were greeted with an Aperitif of Penfolds Koonga Hill Autumn Reisling 2015. After a brief introduction by Jane Sam Stephens took to the proverbial podium to present…

It’s all for charity kids!

September for us is so busy this year!  As well as our Penfolds Wine Matching Evening (Wednesday September 7th – click here for more information) Jude is also appearing on the BBC’s Great British Menu all that week, from Monday the 5th, as one of the three chefs representing the South West.  He’s appearing in…

Crack open another bottle!

Wednesday of next week – the 7th of September 2016 – Jude has teamed up with the incredible winery Penfolds to host a special event in Kota Kai. The menu and wine list have been specifically chosen to complement each other for this five course wine matching evening. It’s going to be a fantastic event…

RELISH: South West Second Helping

Today in Ston Easton Park is a celebration! We’re celebrating the launch of Relish South West; Second Helping. This collection of recipes showcases some of creations of some of the finest chefs and restaurants in the South West.  Introduced by Nathan Outlaw every page is bursting with taste bud temptations! We can’t wait to get our hands…

The Trencherman’s Guide Launch

After last weeks awesome Porthleven Food Festival Jude and our new sous chef Pete Almond, took off for the bright lights of Bristol to join some of the best restauranteurs and chefs of the South West for the 24th Trencherman’s Guide Launch party. Jude has admitted to feeling more than a little apprehensive about the…

Porthleven Food Festival! What a weekend!

This has been such an amazing weekend!  Saturday and Sunday saw Porthleven village overtaken by the festival spirit.  Foodies from all over saw, smelt and tasted from a huge variety of culinary treats from an eclectic range of stalls and chefs. The Golden Oyster Food Awards kicked off the event on Friday night with Kota…