Anthony comes to the rescue
FOLLOWING a week of uncertainty The Valley Restaurant at the Rose in Vale, Mithian, opened on Friday, February 1, to a standing ovation.
Head chef Anthony Theobald stepped in at the last minute, following Kevin Viner's resignation and produced a new menu that certainly proved a hit with the diners.
Speaking to the guests at the end of the meal Anthony confidently quipped: "I would like to thank Kevin Viner for giving me this opportunity."
Anthony and his team prepared a seven-course taster menu kicking off with a brave yet perfectly executed cauliflower velouté with a curry oil.
This set the culinary tone for the evening with highlights being the fish course of shellfish chowder and roasted brill and the pre-dessert of poached rhubarb, goat's curd ice cream and basil.
Rose in Vale owner James Evans said: "We are all incredibly proud of Anthony and his team for pulling this off."
Anthony came to the Rose in Vale following a position at the prestigious St Moritz Hotel near Polzeath.
For more information on the Valley Restaurant visit www.rose-in-vale-hotel.co.uk