A Taste of Cornwall at The Goring with the Stein Family
‘A Taste of Cornwall’ is the ultimate celebration of the sea all set within the beautiful gardens of The Goring Hotel. It has seen the veranda transformed into a Cornish fish restaurant with a stylish and relaxed atmosphere that you would expect from the beach.
The Goring’s Michelin-starred Chef Shay Cooper is currently working with Rick Stein and his son, executive chef Jack Stein to create a delicious Cornish-inspired menu from crab to lobster and all matched with Cornish inspired cocktails and wine.
The Goring was opened by Otto Goring in 1910 and is now the only five-star hotel in London that is owned and run by the family that built it. Found in the heart of Belgravia, a stone’s throw away from Buckingham Palace, it is a favourite establishment of the royal family. The Goring reflects one family’s passion for quality – whose members have prided themselves on providing comfort, good food and drink and faultless, individual service, for over a hundred years. In January 2013, The Goring was granted a Royal Warrant of appointment to HM The Queen for Hospitality Services.
We spend five minutes with Jack Stein to find out more…
How did the collaboration with The Goring come about?
It came about because both are family businesses with a love of Cornwall.
What essence did you want to capture with the menu?
We just wanted to get as much of Cornwall into London and give The Goring’s customers a taste of what great produce we have.
Who has been your greatest cooking influence?
Dad!! And mum does an amazing spaghetti bolognaise.
Top tips which selecting and cooking fish/seafood?
Try, where possible, to go to a fish monger. Always check the eyes are clear and bright and the gills are bright red. That will indicate it is fresh and finally but very importantly make sure to ask about the sustainability of the species, where and how it was caught. We all have a duty to ask questions of our food chain.
Do you have a favourite dish from the menu?
Can’t go wrong with lobster!