Cornwall Life meets Kit Davis, Head Chef at The Castle Restaurant, Bude, Cornwall

PUBLISHED: 15:34 28 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:44 28 February 2013

Cornwall Life meets Kit Davis, Head Chef at The Castle Restaurant, Bude, Cornwall

Cornwall Life meets Kit Davis, Head Chef at The Castle Restaurant, Bude, Cornwall

Cornwall Life meets Kit Davis, Head Chef at The Castle Restaurant in Bude and talks about his AA rosette, his cooking style and why he loves local produce


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The Castle Restaurant, The Castle,


The Wharf


Bude


Cornwall


EX23 8LG


01288 350543


www.thecastlerestaurantbude.co.uk



Head Chef: Kit Davis



Opening times:


Lunch from 12 noon-2.30pm
Dinner from 6pm-9.30pm



Prices:
Starters from 5
Main courses from 14
Desserts from 5

Cornwall Life meets Kit Davis, Head Chef at The Castle Restaurant in Bude and talks about his AA rosette, his cooking style and why he loves local produce



How long have you worked at The Castle Restaurant?


We opened the restaurants doors in October 2007 having turned an empty shell into a brand new restaurant.


Where have you previously worked?


After spending nine years working in top London kitchens such as Bibendum, Cotto and Kensington Place, I returned to Cornwall. After working locally for a while and realising there was a market for top-quality dining, my wife Katie and I opened The Castle.


What would you like to achieve at the restaurant?


Being the first restaurant in Bude to achieve an AA Rosette, I now want to build on that success and constantly challenge myself to be the best.


What are your food philosophies?


Keep it simple, stay at the stove and love what you do.


Where is your favourite place to eat in Cornwall?


Unfortunately I dont get out much as Im always busy working in my own restaurant! La Bouche Creole in Launceston was the last really memorable meal Ive had.


What is your favourite dish on the menu and why?


This is a hard question to answer as our menu changes all the time. Of the recent dishes on the menu, two that really stand out are poached oysters with champagne foam and squid ink linguine, or the Cornish fillet steak with celery souffl.



Sample Menu


Starters


Rare venison with black pudding, apple and Savoy cabbage


Pan-fried scallops with cauliflower pure, caviar and curry oil


Deep-fried leek and potato terrine with a poached egg


Main courses


Wild mushroom risotto


Grilled local pork chop with celeriac dauphinoise, Jerusalem artichoke pure and sage


Smoked haddock with spring onion mash, tempura broccoli and mustard sauce


Desserts


Crme brle


Lemon tart with Talisker ice cream


Chocolate brownie with blackcurrant sorbet


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