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Pop-Up Curry Night Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove with MahaMasala

We are delighted to welcome local Spice Company MahaMasala, run by husband and wife team Jasmine and Ben, to the restaurant, to work with Ben Tunnicliffe and the team, for an evening of fabulous food and wine on Friday 10th November.

Jasmine learnt cooking from a tender age as the chosen ‘sous chef’ in her granny’s kitchen in India. Subsequently, she travelled extensively within India, learning about different regional cooking methods and flavours. Ben is an award-winning Michelin starred chef and gastronome with an interest in the revival of traditional methods of cooking, local and seasonal produce, and slow food from around the world.

Experience an evening of the best Food that India has to offer, prepared from scratch by the MahaMasala and the Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove team. The menu will be served to diners as a combination of individual plates and sharing platters, perfect for experiencing the diversity of real Indian food from mountain to coast. Why not up the tempo even more and let your tastebuds really dance to a bhangra beat and match with a local beer, cider and a wine float.

Tickets are limited to 60 places so book your place now to avoid disappointment.

A prize draw will also be available on the evening.

Date: 10th November 2017
Time: 7pm – onwards
Price: £40.00

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Tuck into a new winter menu at Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove

Winter is a time to wrap up and snuggle up and enjoy a hearty lunch or dinner. And why not, whilst enjoying the stunning seasonal views across the Atlantic coast here at Sennen Cove, our unspoiled bay 2 miles from Lands End.

The change in season brings new delicious seasonal produce to market. Ben and the team have redesigned our main menu to bring you fresh, seasonal produce and hearty meals through the darker months.

This winter you can enjoy dishes such as seared scallops, confit duck stovey, slow braised shin of beef, confit pork belly or parmesan gnocchi.

Combining Ben’s passion for the best, seasonal produce and support for local farmers and fisherman our menu supports local companies throughout.

See our new main menu under the ‘Eat’ section of the web site.

The kitchen is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – check out our opening times benatsennen.com/contact/

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Vincent Looks to His Native Basque Country for This Month’s Featured Wine – Txakoli

The wine of this month is definitely one of the most unusual and interesting of our list. The Txakoli comes from a very small vineyard .

The Txakoli is grown in a stunning location facing the sea around Getaria , Spanish part of the Basque country.

Some history :

Centuries ago, a sailor from Getaria was the first to circumnavigate the world, demonstrating the sphericity of the Earth. Juan Sebastián Elcano was honored to be the first to show the world that even being the son of a small town (a town that has around 2,500 habitants) human quality has no limits.

The Ameztoi winery : 5 generation producing Txakoli

The Ameztoi winery continues with the ancient tradition in the region of harvesting grapes, which predates the feat of our compatriot Juan Sebastian Elcano.

Bodegas Ameztoi with permanent care of the native grape varieties “Hondarrabi Zuri” and “Hondarrabi Beltza” and his constant attention and control of the winemaking, is pleased to offer a great wine with full warranty.

The grape harvest begins between the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. It is done by hand and only the bunches that fulfil the strictest quality requirements will be collected.

The grapes must be picked at the point of optimum ripeness so that the Txakoli obtains the balance between acidity and sugars, characteristics which together with the sea breeze give it its unique flavour.

The grape bunches are quickly taken to the winery. The musk is extracted and fermented in barrels for twelve to fifteen days. An exhaustive control of density and temperature is necessary for its correct development.

Ameztoi owns high level facilities in order to make their Txakoli in the best conditions.

Txakoli is more than a wine with its own personality. It is fruit of a centuries’ old tradition cultivated along the whole Basque coast. It is a white, pale-yellow wine, slightly acidic with fruity tones and full bodied in the mouth.

You are recommended to serve it fresh and it is customary to pour from a height into the glass, releasing in this way lots of bubbles together with the whole variety of aromas.

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Play Eat Drink with your furry friend at Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove

Bring your four-legged friend to enjoy the Surf Den and autumn beach life. Or let your dog curl up in front of the restaurant fire while you savour a variety of culinary delights and a refreshing drink to perfectly complement the food and surroundings.

We love dogs here at Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove. And there is no better time to be visiting the beach with your beloved four-legged friend than on an autumn’s day.

Play

The coast path is perfect to run, walk or hike with your dog or dog walks along the beach. It’s good for the soul to be down here on the beach having a brisk walk with the rollers crashing onto the beach.

Eat

Join us for a hearty, home made seasonal lunch in front of our lovely wood burner. Or enjoy a beachside spot on the terrace with your furry friend by your side before heading home.

Drink

A warming coffee or something a little stronger? We have a tempting drinks menu to please all tastes.

Our beachside location is a fantastic way to enjoy beach life at Sennen Cove with your four-legged friend!

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Your Wedding at Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove – What Happens Next?

You have chosen your dream location by the seaside, beautiful views and surroundings – but what happens next?

One of our experienced wedding planners will help you plan your day from beginning to end. After you have decided on the date for your big day and you’ve viewed our restaurant venue, we will book the date in.

Once confirmed, your wedding planner will send you a contract, this will be the basic details, as we continue to help you plan for your special day and will be a work in progress but will give you an idea of timings and the information we need. This benefits everyone and gives a clear idea of what’s happening and what to expect. Once signed your dreams start turning into reality.

Throughout your journey and as your special day approaches, we will assist and guide you through the selection of a suitable menu and matching wines through to dressing the restaurant to make your day unique. We can help with flowers, photographers, music and any other important touches to make sure your day is truly special and the venue is just how you want it.

Regrettably, we do not have a licence for wedding ceremonies but we can work with your chosen location or indeed suggest some charming local churches and chapels or civil ceremony venues for your consideration.

General Manager, Kinga Tunnicliffe, explains, “our job is to help you and take the stress out of planning. If you would like us to share your special day with you then let us know”.

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Autumn is a wonderful time to explore Sennen

Driving down the steep hill, you are suddenly presented by the by the most magnificent and sublime view. For a moment looking out to the ocean with it’s beautiful blue water, you could be forgiven for mistaking it for somewhere exotic but this is the Atlantic in all its glory. The traditional Cornish fishing village is unmistakable nestled into the cove. A brisk autumn day at Sennen Cove with its picture postcard unspoilt bay.

Peak season is behind us and with your furry friend by your side you can escape on the wide expanse of the beach or the Cornish coastal path, there’s calm in the air. The summer fun and madness is over, those who seek a little more space and tranquillity are about.

Sennen Cove – rich in history as well as beauty.

And when you have finished exploring our magical home pay us a visit in front of the roaring fire or snuggled under blankets in the Surf Den watching the beach or local wildlife. Peace and tranquillity – autumn is a great time to visit and enjoy.

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4 Foodie Must Haves at Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove – Beautiful Produce

1 Pizza

Freshly baked pizza cooked to perfection – a light crisp base, with a toppings of your choice, whether you love seafood, meat, vegetables or keep it simple with tomato sauce and cheese full of taste

2 Fish and Chips

Full of great flavours and an ultimate British favourite golden beer battered  haddock, hand cut chips and homemade tartare sauce well worth a go

3 Specials Menu

Making the most of our coastal location, the specials menu sees a variety of the best quality fish and seafood, there’s always something new to try

4 Crab Ciabatta, rocket, basil & mayonnaise

Bursting with zesty flavours, delicate crab offset by freshness, this sandwich is anything but ordinary

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Vincent Shares His Insight into our Delightfully Traditional Provence Rose

As expected as August being a summer month (even if it needs to be reminded in Cornwall sometimes), we are going to talk about rosẻ.

And more specifically about the wonderful Provence rosẻ of our wine list.

Cuvẻe Elẻgance by Mathilde and Thomas Carteron

About the wine:

The grapes for the Carteron’s rosé are sourced from vineyards situated in the commune of La Londe in a valley surrounded by the Massif des Maures on sun-drenched slopes and a landscape of rocks of schists with veins of quartz. In the summer the location of the valley near the sea allows cooling breezes which leads to a slower and more progressive maturation of the grapes, giving the wines fine aromatic structure. Yields are 50 hl/ha and organic manures are used. Harvests are completely manual over the course of six weeks, always in the morning when temperatures are cooler. The estate waits until there is an optimal balance of sugars, acids and polyphenols before starting the harvest, parcel by parcel. The blend of the rosé is Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah. The colour is the spirit of Provence, pale, crystalline and limpid. The nose is pretty, unveiling floral aromas of bergamot and sweet jasmine as well as bouquet of exotic and red berry fruits, whilst the palate picks up notes of mango and lychee with a more savoury edge of peach-stone and citrus.

Something about the wine makers:

MATHILDE CARTERON

EXPORT & COMMUNICATION MANAGER

“Trained in marketing and communication and with ten years’ experience in event management, I moved into the rosé wine and beer industries, two fascinating and very dynamic sectors. I developed our export sales to help drive the growth of the company, seeking to adapt our products and recipes to other markets.”

THOMAS CARTERON

PRODUCTION & SALES MANAGER

“ A trained agricultural engineer, after a few years spent working in research, I become a vigneron and, using biodynamic principles, developed two estates with over 180 hectares of vineyards, olive groves and scrubland. In 2005, I set up a wine trading company (négoce). Since 2011, I have been developing a new activity, in tandem with my wine business,… brewing beer.”

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Plastic not so Fantastic

Plastic washed up on our coast is obvious and clearly visible. Sadly the plastic pollution is there.

For more than 50 years, global production and consumption of plastics has continued to rise. An estimated 299 million tons of plastics were produced in 2013, representing a 4 per cent increase over 2012.

Plastic is versatile, lightweight, flexible, moisture resistant, strong, and relatively inexpensive. That’s why we like it and buy plastic goods. However, some of those qualities can be harmful. Durable and very slow to degrade, plastic materials are polluting our oceans and seas and are entering the food chain as they break down and are consumed by marine life. And of course, we see the evidence on our lovely beaches.

Take a walk along our fabulous beach here in Sennen and back and keep an eye open and you’ll be amazed at the amount of discarded and washed up sea plastic.

Plastic straws are one of top polluters on our beaches that take years to break down. Used only once they remain a threat to marine life and the ecosystem for many years.

Saying no to the plastic straw in your drink is only a small thing but makes a huge difference.

So join us in disposing of rubbish responsibly and say no to the plastic straw.