Dinings SW3 by the Sea

This July, Executive Chef Masaki Sugisaki will swap one south-west location for another as he and a handful of our team travel to Cornwall for two amazing events. Over the course of a few days, Masaki and the team will take residence at two of south Cornwall’s most established seaside dining locations; The Idle Rocks hotel in St Mawes and restaurant Tavola, from the team behind The Hidden Hut, which is situated on Portscatcho Bay.

As part of Masaki’s Cornish residencies, the team will curate menus using the finest quality seafood from the surrounding coastline, creating delicate and innovative Japanese dishes with a British twist.

For those staying in London this summer, fear not, our Chelsea restaurant will remain open six days a week. So, you can enjoy all your favourites and our summer specials.

Al Fresco at The Idle Rocks

On Thursday, 7th July Masaki will cook at The Idle Rocks restaurant in St Mawes, alongside Executive Chef Dorian Janmaat, to create a seven-course seafood feast. Served on The Idle Rocks idyllic terrace, Masaki will cook an array of dishes in his signature style with seafood directly sourced from Cornish day boats.

The menu will include 'salmon tartare sushi canapés', 'hand-dived scallop with summer vegetables', 'Rock Oysters ceviche with yuzu, pickled shallot and caviar', as well as 'sea bass with sake steamed koji.' The pair will collaborate on one main dish, a ‘surf & turf’ showstopper of St Mawes Lobster with British Wagyu beef. 

The menu will cost £150 per person and includes paired wines from Knightor and two glasses of sake from World of Sake. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, June 8th via the Idle Rocks website. 

By the Beach at Tavola

On Saturday 9th & 10th July, Masaki will take over the scenically positioned Tavola, the sister venue to one of Cornwall's most famous al fresco food spots, The Hidden Hut.

Elevated above the rugged beach of Portscatho and just yards from the shore, at Tavola - founded by chef entrepreneur Simon Stallard - Masaki will create an informal Japanese feast, partly cooked over open flames. Diners will be invited to enjoy an aperitif and canapés down on the sand before making their way to the restaurant space.

Masaki’s menu will include dishes such as 'Grilled hand dived scallops with Wasabi salsa' and 'Seafood dashi paella'. Tickets cost £90pp and include two glasses of sake. Tickets will go on sale on July 1st via the Hidden Hut website. 

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Image credit: Tavola and The Idle Rocks.