Chef Mark Jordan teams up with award winning chefs for Eat Jersey Food Festival 2016

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 19th July 2016

This Autumn marks the return of the annual Eat Jersey Food Festival at The Atlantic Hotel, Jersey. From 3 – 6 November 2016, executive head chef Mark Jordan will be joined for a second year by a prestigious line-up of renowned chefs from the Channel Islands and Britain in a celebration of the gourmet produce and fine-dining in Jersey.

Mark Jordan

Over the course of four days, diners can choose to attend four fine-dining gastronomic events at The Atlantic Hotel’s Michelin starred Ocean Restaurant , as well as a relaxed beachside feast at the Michelin Bib Gourmand sister restaurant, Mark Jordan at the Beach.

Patrick Burke, owner of The Atlantic Hotel, said: “We are thrilled to announce the second year of the Eat Jersey Food Festival. I speak for the whole team at The Atlantic Hotel when I say that, following the success of the inaugural event in 2015, we are very excited to be celebrating the very best of Jersey produce with some of Britain’s most recognisable chefs. For a small island, we pack a mighty punch with the freshest seafood, tender Jersey beef and rich dairy produce which place us firmly on the gourmet map. We look forward to welcoming guests to this spectacular event.”

On Thursday, 3 November and Friday, 4 November, Mark Jordan and teams of visiting chefs will create five-course menus of locally inspired dishes, with paired wines from head sommelier Richard Burton.  Ocean Restaurant will be extending the celebrations into the weekend this year with an exclusive pop up restaurant on Saturday, 5 November in partnership with Outlaw’s at The Capital. A collaborative menu of beautifully crafted seafood dishes will be available for both lunch and dinner service. 

The line-up of celebrated guest chefs for the weekend’s events include:

  • Tom Brown, Outlaw’s at The Capital (One Michelin Star, Three AA Rosettes)
  • Andrew Fairlie, Andrew Fairlie Restaurant at Gleneagles (Two Michelin Stars, Four AA Rosettes)
  • Simon McKenzie, The Brasserie Restaurant at The Old Government House Hotel & Spa, Guernsey (Two AA Rosettes)
  • Matthew Peryer, The Restaurant at Lewtrenchard Manor, Devon (Three AA Rosettes)
  • Steve Smith, Bohemia at The Club Hotel & Spa, Jersey (One Michelin Star, Four AA Rosettes)
  • Robert Thompson, Thompson's, Isle of Wight
  • Nicolas Valmagna, Tassili at Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa (Three AA Rosettes)

In addition, Mark will be joined by Jarek Nowakowski, newly appointed Head Pastry Chef at The Atlantic Hotel.

Guests will also have the opportunity to visit and meet the producers of the ingredients they will be enjoying and to track the minimal food miles on the island from coast and countryside to plate with behind-the-scenes access to key suppliers.

An exclusive ‘Lobster and Burger’ dining event at Mark Jordan at the Beach rounds off Eat Jersey 2016 on Sunday, 6 November. Situated on the shoreline with breath-taking coastal views, the beachside bistro will showcase Mark Jordan’s signature Jersey beef burger and freshly caught lobster to guests in a relaxed and welcoming setting, led by Head Chef Tamas Varsanyi.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 19th July 2016

Chef Mark Jordan teams up with award winning chefs for Eat Jersey Food Festival 2016