View out to sea at Fifteen, Cornwall

Fifteen, Watergate Bay, Cornwall, dinner

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 of Deli Farm coppa, juicy Sicilian melon, mint and Buttervilla’s funky leaves

Domaine de Vaufuget Vouvray, 2009, Loire Valley, France


Mozzarella di bufala, smashed peas and broad beans with pea shoots and aged balsamic

Fred Loimer ‘Lenz’ Riesling, 2010, Kamptal, Austria


Raviolo of Lee Carter’s Lobster, Amalfi lemon sauce, bronze fennel and bottarga di muggine

Martin Codax Albariño, 2010, Rías Baixas, Spain


Aged carnaroli risotto of prosecco poached Italian flat white peaches, Newlina’s basil and pecorino di vino

Proprietà Sperino Erbaluce di Caluso, 2008, Piedmont, Italy


Pan fried fillet of John dory, panzanella salad and basil oil

Terenzuola Vermetino ‘Colli di Luni’, 2010, Liguria, Italy


Hand dived Cornish scallops, vedure mista grigliata and chilli and mint dressing

Pieropan Soave ‘La Rocca’, 2008, Veneto, Italy


Rotolo di patate e spinaci con peperonata

Tenuta di Capezzana ‘Barco Reale di Carmignano’, 2007, Tuscany, Italy


Char grilled fillet of aged Angus beef with borlotti beans, braised Italian greens and horseradish

Le Soula Rouge, 2006, Côtes Catalanes, SW France

Dolci e Formaggi…

Amedei No. 9 chocolate and hazelnut layer cake with crème fraiche, chocolate sauce and praline

Cantine Leonardo Vin Santo ‘Bianco del l’Empolese’, 2005, Tuscany, Italy


Amalfi lemon mascarpone tart with mixed Cornish summer berries and Rodda’s gooey clotted cream

Château Laville, 2006, Sauternes, France


Formaggi: Keen’s, Cornish blue and Dorstone, date and walnut bread and Fifteen’s fruit chutney

Fairview Sweet Red, 2008, Paarl, South Africa

Caffé e Cioccolatini

Origin’s amazing in season espresso blend coffee roasted in Cornwall with chocolate truffles

Qin Xie

Qin Xie is a London based food, wine and travel journalist and trained chef.

When not infiltrating Michelin restaurants as a kitchen tourist, she writes about food, drink and travel. Her work has appeared on Yahoo, FT, The Times and CNN.

Her first cookbook, co-authored with YS Peng at Hunan Restaurant, is out March 2014.

According to friends, her watch is always set to UTC -- ready for the next big adventure. In reality, she is happiest at the dinner table or by the sea.


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