Shellfish Pig Feast Night

June 29, 2015 by becca.lazar No Comments

shellfish pig feast

We’re wishing a huge happy first birthday to one of our favourite small local businesses this week: The Shellfish Pig. To celebrate their first year of success street food entrepreneurs, Nick and Nikki, threw their loyal customers (and a few new ones) a feast night against the backdrop of Enys House and its beautiful, secluded gardens.

Nick and Nikki, who started the Shellfish Pig after tasting the inspirational street food that can be found all around the world, have been serving their own mixture of sustainable and locally sourced products in lots of beautiful locations around this part of Cornwall. Everything from smoked Cornish mackerel, pan seared ginger scallops and spicy crab tacos to a whole host of pork – tenderloin, shoulder, chorizo, pulled – all from the Primrose Herd has been on the menu.

After walking through the grounds, Cornwall Holiday Cottages spied The Shellfish Pig van and were greeted with crab bruschetta and a glass of Cava – cheers! The van was parked up in a meadow and laced with bunting. The sun shone gently through the trees and sheep could be quietly heard baaing in the background: that is until the twee sounds of a boy/girl acoustic duo began to serenade us all.

We lay our picnic blanket on the floor, sipped our drinks and relaxed – we could get used to this type of alfresco dining experience. The mood was more that of a country fete than the pallid patio of a restaurant. We were also reminded of how romantic a setting Enys is. We can imagine it becoming an amazing summer wedding venue.

The evening’s main course was served in the form of a ‘feast box’ filled with pork ribs, pulled pork slider, sausage wrapped in candied bacon and a breezy selection of sides. I think candied bacon has become a Cornish Holiday Cottages favourite and one we’ll trying to make at home as soon as we’ve found a recipe. The box was topped off with some delicious homemade pork crackling. The icing on the cake was the addition of a few extra pork ribs at the end of the night – mmm.

There was a real birthday cake too. A creamy, chocolatey gateaux courtesy of Sophisticakes and in the shape of The Shellfish Pig van itself.

shellfish pig feast cake

Overall, a rather pleasant way to spend a summer’s evening. So happy birthday Shellfish Pig. We hope there are many more feast nights to come…we’d love a seafood feast box next time.

If we’ve got your taste buds tingling for The Shellfish Pig, or fancying a trip to Enys Gardens, then there’s the perfect event is coming up for you to combine the two. The Food Jam at Enys  is taking place on the 11th and 12th July with a whole host tasty food treats.

Failing that, theshellfishpig.co.uk has a handy map outlining their daily whereabouts. Unless they are a festival or special event, they can usually be found on Cliff Road near Gyllyngvase Beach.

Overall, a rather pleasant way to spend a summer’s evening. So happy birthday Shellfish Pig. We hope there are many more feast nights to come…we’d love a seafood feast next time.

 

Photos courtesy of The Shellfish Pig.

 

 

 

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