Whilst we are enjoying this glorious sun through the window from inside the restaurant and behind the stoves, the person who is making the most of it at the moment is Danny, our expert caring for the kitchen gardens. Popping down to the garden last week seemed like a perfect excuse for me to take in some fresh Cornish air and see how the vegetable-offspring were getting on.
With local produce at the heart of what we offer at the restaurants, it makes perfect sense to grown our own ingredients just down the lane from RNO and Outlaw’s in Rock. This desire led us to setting up a couple of small plots in Porthilly and Trebetherick, where the sea breeze and slightly sandy soils definitely give an advantage, with an aim to eventually supply as many of our own vegetables and herbs as possible. Having started the process in the winter with endless weeding, digging over and reorganising, Danny has seen the gardens in all conditions, and so fully deserves this wonderful heat and the cloudless blue skies we are experiencing on the North Coast at the moment.
Our Porthilly garden is located right out in the open fields and Trebetherick in a lovely open space, so our greedy rabbit neighbours are also keeping an eye on how things are progressing, naturally being huge fans of fantastic local produce. However, Danny now has a crack-system and is very hot on securing the gates and maintaining the barracks so that we can keep all the goodies for our guests!
Being in the early stages, he is still testing the waters and seeing Read more