Recipe: An Indulgent chocolate dessert for the festive season

“We have nearly made it to….The festive season! Here at The Rosevine we could not be more excited for December, a month full of celebrations, over indulging and seeing friends and family. One of the highlights of our calendar next month is the return of our popular wine tasting evenings.

Saturday 9th of December our expert wine merchant Charles from Steevenson Wines will begin the evening fireside with a blind tasting game to awaken your taste buds. This will be followed by a 4 course dinner created and cooked by Head Chef Tim Pile and expertly matched by Charles. The menu has just been finalised and I can confirm our lucky diners will feast on the following;

  • Turkey, cranberry and Cornish blue Samosellini* with a parsnip and sage puree
  • Pan fried peppered monkfish cheek with Cornish scallops, chorizo and sauce Vierge
  • Cornish cheese selection; Helford sunrise, St Gluviase and Yarg
  • Dark chocolate and malt whisky Delice with smoked peanuts and honeycomb ice-cream
  • Wine pairings will be revealed on the night.

*One of Tim’s new creations, a cross between a samosa and tortellini!

Looking for a dessert to delight your friends when you have them around for dinner in the coming weeks? Tim has shared the recipe for his indulgent Delice, enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 50g Egg yolk
  • 25g Sugar
  • 125ml Milk
  • 125ml Double cream
  • 175g Dark chocolate
  • 75ml Whipping cream
  • Single Malt Whisky

Method:

Melt the chocolate over a Bain Marie then cream the egg yolk and sugar together. Warm the milk and cream in a saucepan and then pour the cream and milk over the egg yolk and sugar mixture. Cook over a low heat until mixture thickens to coat the back of a spoon. Place the chocolate in a blender and blitz adding as much whisky as you like. Pour in the custard mix until incorporated and fold in the lightly whipped cream. Allow to cool and set a little in a bowl then serve.

If you would like to join us on the 9th of December, places are £45.00pp including the wine game, 4 course dinner and pairings. Call 01872 580206 to find out more, please also ask about special room rates for ticket holders.”

Top events this Winter in Cornwall

The months from September to December in Cornwall are arguable some of the best. Crisp clear mornings, stormy seas and evenings relaxing by an open fire. Cornwall’s event calendar also continues to be a huge draw for fans of this wonderful county, we have put together a roundup of our top picks….

For the music fans; Looe Music Festival from 29th September – 1st October 2017

Over three days every September this beautiful harbour town transforms into a pop up festival full of live music, great atmosphere and plenty of fun. The whole town is the venue, with music and merriment to be enjoyed in every establishment and corner of the town. Turn up and wonder the streets, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the many bars and stages scattered all across Looe. For details on this year’s festival visit https://www.looemusic.co.uk/

For the food fans; Falmouth Oyster Festival from 12th – 15th October 2017

“The annual festivities celebrate the start of the oyster dredging season, the native Fal Oyster and the diversity of Cornish seafood, with four days of feasting, cooking demos, live music, food and craft stalls.” This is a great weekend combining many of Cornwall’s best loved elements, and a real treat for visitors and locals of any age. For more information visit http://falmouthoysterfestival.co.uk/

For the explorers; Fal River Autumn Festival from 19th – 29th October 2017

There is no time quiet like Autumn for brisk walks along coastal paths, and through dense woodlands to really appreciate the incredible scenery here in Cornwall. Our friends at Fal River organise a 10 day festival each October with a variety of events thought-out. Guided walks and foodie feasts all based in the stunning surroundings of the Fal river. For this year’s line-up visit https://www.falriver.co.uk/whats-on/fal-river-autumn-festival

For the families; Mousehole Christmas Lights from 16th December 2017 – 6thJanuary 2018

Now in its 54th year, the annual Mousehole Christmas lights are as much a tradition as the turkey! Every December the picturesque town of Mousehole comes together to construct a magical light display, enjoyed by thousands of friends and families each festive season. The Mousehole lights are put together entirely by unpaid volunteers and work begins in September to ensure everything is ready for the 16th December switch on. For further details and to donate visit http://www.mouseholelights.org.uk/

For the mini break enthusiasts; New Year at The Rosevine from 30th December 2017 – 1st January 2018

If you are looking to end 2017 and start 2018 in a quiet corner of Cornwall, relaxing, reminiscing and recharging then look no further. The Rosevine is open for the festive season, and looking forward to welcoming families and friends to round off another amazing year on the Cornish coast. Think beach walks followed by mulled cider, leisurely dinners and too much wine! The two night package commencing the 30th or 31st December, includes bed and breakfast and a 5 course dinner on the 31st, price based on two adults from £506.00. For more information visit https://www.rosevine.co.uk/packages/

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Top 5 reasons to visit The Roseland

When choosing a holiday destination there are so many things to consider, especially when traveling with a family or dog. Here on the picturesque Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall, we believe our quiet corner of the world is the perfect holiday destination for all ages, here are our top 5 reasons why;

Number 1. The Quiet and the calm. The Roseland is an escapists dream, quiet, quaint and largely undiscovered. It is not unusual to stumble across a deserted beach or for a couple of miles not walk past another group of visitors. Turn off the ‘main’ road onto the Roseland and you will instantly feel the stress of everyday life wash away and begin to slow down onto the Cornish pace of life. To utterly switch off from the ‘real world’ and get some much deserved rest and relaxation the scenery, surroundings and the sea here prove an unbeatable combination.

Number 2. The Exploring. Surrounded on 3 sides by water and outlined by the famous South West Coast Path, you could fill up the whole of your holiday right here discovering new spots and enjoying mini adventures each day. Should you wish to go further afield, just a short ferry ride across the Fal River will bring you to the harbour town of Falmouth, full of maritime activity, shops and restaurants. Centrally located within Cornwall there are many places to visit nearby, proving a good base for exploring this beautiful county.

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Photo : Aerial Cornwall

Number 3. The Water. Nearly everywhere you turn water will be within sight. Beaches and harbours are scattered across The Roseland, endless days spent swimming, snorkelling and fishing await. Clear blue and sheltered due to the unusual position of the peninsula make the water a magnet for activity. Spend the day on a boat, hire kayaks to explore secret spots or learn to fish from the harbour wall. Whatever way you choose to enjoy the surroundings it is sure to be enjoyable quality time together.

Number 4. The Food. A Holiday would not be a holiday without a little bit of indulgence! Al fresco dining, fish and chips by the sea, culinary masterpieces and quirky farm shops, just a slice of things to expect from the food scene on The Roseland. An abundance of fresh ingredients including some of the best fishing in the world has resulted in a concentration of some of the most celebrated foodie highlights in Cornwall.

Number 5. The People. The locals love their homeland, they feel how special it is every day and are constantly in awe of its beauty. Warm welcomes and open arms will greet you on arrival, desperate for you to experience the magic of this wonderful place. We asked a couple of locals to share with us what The Roseland means to them…

“There’s this constant feeling to grow up when you are young. You don’t realise how amazing it is to live every moment stress free. When I look back and reminisce I appreciate those were some of the best years of my life and when you can find a place in which to feel that way again and to be able to look at the world with the child’s eye – it’s beautiful and it holds a very special place. The Roseland is for me that place. A place of peace, a place to unwind, a place without pressure but above all a place to reminisce and if only for a brief moment, just to feel that emotion, that sensation, that feeling of complete freedom, where at that single moment nothing else matters and life feels whole. It might be momentary and fleeting, but it feels real and that for me is the Roseland.” Sean Johnson partner at Philip Martin Estate & Lettings Agents. St Mawes & Truro.

“We love the fact that the Roseland has so much to offer both locals and visitors alike. When it comes to food you can pick up fresh fish, shellfish and homegrown garden produce from Curgurrell Farm, or enjoy a cup of tea and a piece of cake from one of the large number of tea huts and quirky tea vans. Something to look forward to at the end of a long walk along our stunning coastline! Not to mention the great range of unique dining experiences such as our wonderful Woodfired Sessions which run throughout the summer months! The Roseland really is a hidden gem.” Lindsey Thomas from Philleigh Way Cookery School. Philleigh

Considering holidaying in the area? Check out our brand new holiday guides for each season.

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A BURNS NIGHT CELEBRATION AT THE OLD QUAY HOUSE

Head on over to The Old Quay House in Fowey for Burns Night as the head chef at our sister hotel will be taking inspiration from his Scottish roots with a themed menu on Wednesday 25 January 2017.

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