ITV chef champions showcase at ninth Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival

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Editor 21st April 2016
Dorset’s best chefs are back helping to entertain, inform and bring seafood to the top of your shopping list at the award-winning 9th Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival - taking place 9-10 July 2016 around Weymouth Harbour.   elie_dervonte_seafood_2005_90The Festival line up includes the amazing Nick Bryant from Samways Fish, Bridport; crazy about using sustainable local fish and brilliant at filleting, all in aid of the Fishermen’s Mission. Visitors will have a chance to enjoy some of the theatre’s amazing dishes in the Fisher & Paykel Social Kitchen and confirmed lover of all things Dorset, Peter Gordon of The Providores and Tapa Room and Kopapa will be showcasing some of his famous fusion dishes. ITV’s Barbecue Champion 2015, “The Womble” Simon Dyer will be barbecuing fresh, succulent mackerel on a pile of coals, with a glass of fizz in one hand and a lemon in the other. The channel’s ‘Harbour Lives’ star and owner of Storm Restaurant and Dorset Oysters, Pete Miles hopes to make the Guinness Book of Records with his giant oyster along with some lovely Pommery Champagne. DMSDSF_01See Jack Stein back in action, with Executive Chef Pete Murt from ‘Rick Stein Sandbanks’ in the new Fisher & Paykel Demo Theatre, together with a great line up of fishy gurus and seafood super-heroes. If anyone can make foraging sexy, River Cottage’s John Wright can; and if you’re looking for something to cook when you get home, be there for the ‘Fishes & Loaves’ with passionate Dorset restaurateur, author and oyster farmer, Nigel Bloxham (Crab House Cafe and Billy Winters) and champion baker, Aidan Chapman. Drink Pommery Champagne overlooking the atmospheric Weymouth Harbour, enjoy seafood from around 100 stallholders offering a mouth-watering selection of tasty fish dishes. For more information, visit www.dorsetseafood.co.uk or follow them on Twitter @dorsetseafood or Facebook Dorset Seafood Festival. By Kellie Wyatt

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 21st April 2016

ITV chef champions showcase at ninth Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival