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Everybody Loves a Loyalty Card

On the 31 October 2017 we introduced our new Friends Loyalty Card called ‘Friends of Ben at Sennen’.

Eating and Drinking is fun! Especially when we will be offering a free lunch for two if you collect 9 stickers. Just use your card during each visit, have two courses and purchase one drink and the stickers will start adding up.

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Wedding Drinks to Remember

Your special day and you will want to pay particular attention to the drinks you serve your guests and your wine choice in particular.

You will notice by our monthly blogs that wine is something we take particular interest in here at Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove, and you will find Vincent our in-house Sommelier very happy to assist you selecting your perfect wine.

With wines from growers and producers from all over the world there will be a taste and style to suit your food and budget and we’ll help you select the right wines for your day. From interesting choices to notable classics and vintages, champagne to reds, we’ll make exploring your wine choices as enjoyable as drinking it.

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Woman and Champagne

This month we look at possibly the most celebrated of wines – Champagne! And look at one of the most delightful features of our current wine list – Veuve Cliquot.

Did you know champagne was originally created by accident? It is said that wine makers tried to create a still wine but the cold temperatures in northern France prematurely halted fermentation, leaving dormant yeast cells, which in the spring would awaken and start fermenting again causing 90% of the bottles to explode, and that is how champagne was born.

What is not well known, is that it has been ladies at the forefront of champagne making.

Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin stepped into the executive position of her deceased husbands winery, and by the time of her death in 1866, Veuve Clicquot was one of only four or five brands known worldwide. This century is no different with Virginie Taittinger being the first lady to create her own unique assemblage. Virginie Taittingers family is no exception to owing their success to a lady. Her grandmother Yolande re-built the famous Maison Piper-Heidsieck

In fact, the past 200 years of Champagne history can be viewed through the lives of the powerful women who helped shape it.

For ten years Madame Louise Pommery owned a small vineyard in 1868 she expanded it to a 124-acre vineyard, at the time of her death in 1890 Pommery champagne was drunk in 80 different countries.

The great name of Bollinger, was also created by a woman, Madame Bollinger.

So celebrate Women and Champagne and try the lovely Veuve Cliquot in the restaurant today, a tightly knit champagne, focused by robust acidity and a streak of minerality, offering subtle notes of white peach, anise, biscuit and kumquat perfectly paired with fish.

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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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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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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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Friends of Sennen Loyalty Card

This month we introduced our Mates Rate Loyalty Card which runs until 31 October 2017.  On 31 October 2017 we will be introducing a new Friends Loyalty Card called Friends of Sennen.

Eating and Drinking is fun! Especially when we will be offering a free lunch for two if you collect 9 stickers. Just use your card during each visit, have two courses and purchase one drink and the stickers will start adding up.

In the meantime, don’t forget our Mates Rates Card for our loyal friends. Every time you visit, you will be entitled to 10% off all beer in our Restaurant and Surf Den Bar.

If you work or live around Sennen or Sennen Cove next time you visit ask us one of our team about our “Mates Rates” card, as we think it is only right that you should get rewarded being our loyal friend.

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Mates Rates Card

We love to give something back, to our loyal mates. That’s why we are running a loyalty program to our Customers that work or live around Sennen or Sennen Cove.
Every time you visit, you will be entitled to 10% off all beer in our Restaurant and Surf Den Bar.
Next time you visit ask us one of our team about our “Mates Rates” card, as we think it is only right that you should get rewarded for your being our loyal mate.
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