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Fifteen, Watergate Bay, Cornwall, Review

View out to sea at Fifteen, Cornwall

Expectations: Although a subsidiary of Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Foundation, the Fifteen restaurant in Cornwall is actually owned by the Cornwall Foundation of Promise. This means that while the restaurant is influenced by Oliver’s passion for fresh produce and Italian cuisine, it should have its own identity. Given Oliver’s influence, we expected simple rustic food with a…

Fifteen, Watergate Bay, Cornwall, dinner

View out to sea at Fifteen, Cornwall

Tasting menu from a dinner to review Fifteen, Watergate Bay, Cornwall, where wine and courses are optional: Bread baked daily by Da Bara’s Bakery and Puglian mammoth olives To get you started… Fiori di zucchini fritti Ruggeri Prosecco ‘Giustino B’, 2009, Valdobbiadene, Italy Insalata… Insalata of Deli Farm coppa, juicy Sicilian melon, mint and Buttervilla’s funky leaves Domaine de Vaufuget Vouvray, 2009,…

Road-testing ‘Jamie’s 30 minute meals’ by Jamie Oliver

Jamie's 30 minute meals

As the book that accompanies Jamie Oliver’s Channel Four series of the same title, Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals has received a lot of publicity. Lots of people (including Guardian columnists) have tried cooking along with the show and failed. I too have watched in awe as Oliver apparently peeled and chopped an entire tray of fruit in…