Following head chef residencies around the world and a short spell on luxury yachts, David Koeman has dropped anchor at Constantine Bay to captain the kitchen at Treglos Hotel
Starting his career in Cornwall at St Petroc’s Bistro in 2006, David Koeman went on to work in top restaurants in South Africa, Mozambique and Australia before returning to the county this year to head up The Quies Restaurant at Treglos Hotel.
Years of globetrotting have equipped the experienced chef with a repertoire of world flavours, something David showcases alongside the local Cornish bounty at the smart Constantine Bay dining room.
‘I love the abundance of excellent produce here in Cornwall, especially the fabulous seafood,’ says David.
Inspired daily-changing dishes make the most of the fishermen’s haul – think tuna and scallop ceviche with pickled radish and bloody mary gel, and lightly spiced cod with curried cauliflower puree – and showcase regional producers in impressive compilations such as pork belly with lemon courgettes, herb gnocchi, pancetta and apple jus.
Visitors can sample four courses of David’s seasonal food, as well as a carafe of wine, for just £66 for two this spring. Why not go full-blown gourmet getaway and book one of the beautiful bedrooms and soak away an afternoon in the spa before dinner? Call 01841 520727 to reserve your table.
When the South West sunshine makes its spring debut, we plan to be outdoors, sipping a glass of chilled wine with friends and grazing on moreish morsels. Championing the sharing board as this year’s fuss-free party pleaser is Nick Hodges, executive chef at The Greenbank Hotel in Falmouth