International Chef Exchange: A Taste of Gibraltar, Iberia & North Africa
 – 18th May 2017

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    Fine dining tonight at The Pickled Pig for the Gibraltar / Guernsey Chef Exchange with The Landings Restaurant chef Victoria Garcia Bishop & Duke of Normandie Hotel chef Liam Mooney, part of the Taste Guernsey International Food Festival

    Date/Time
    Date(s) - 18/05/2017
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Price

    Advance Tickets 5 courses £45 per person, £75 per person with wine flight 


    Sponsored by FCG

    The festival’s opening gala dinner sees Gibraltar’s top chef Victoria Garcia-Bishop join forces with Sussex’s own Jeremy Ashpool for a fusion dinner inspired by the cuisines of the Iberian peninsula and North Africa.
    With its historically strategic position at the entrance to the Mediterranean Gibraltar has long been a melting pot of cultures and cuisines – ranging from Spanish and Maltese to Levantine and Indian – and Vicky’s menu is inspired by them all.

    Advance tickets £45 for five courses or £75 including matched wine flight
    To book call the venue directly on 01444 441 102 or visit www.jeremysrestaurant.co.uk

    Menu
    Aperitif nibbles and Fino cocktails
    Seared tuna escabeche, pimento pepper gel, tomato glass

    Inspired by the May Almadraba season on the western Coasta de la Luz in Spain: fresh tuna in traditional marinade, seared, and topped with pickled pimento pepper
     
    Octopus, potato cream, picual olive, caper berry, smoked paprika

    Slow-cooked octopus, thinly sliced and pan seared, served warm on a spoon of creamy smoky potato with an olive and caper salsa. The tastes and smells of the Spanish west coast!         
    Starter
    Braised pork cheek rosto, calentita, broad beans, lemon

    Two of our staple local dishes combined. Calentita is our national dish, similar to polenta but made with chickpea flour. Calentita is traditionally set in a pan over an open fire or oven, and was sold by street vendors to the passing public on the streets of Gibraltar. It dates back hundreds of years to when chickpeas were grown in abundance in Gibraltar. This dish was created to feed the troops defending our territory. Rosto is another classic local dish of braised pork in tomato, usually served with macaroni, but my version has pork cheeks marinated in Fino and Oloroso sherry.

    2015 Verdejo, Montañar, La Mancha (organic)
    Main
    Pan-fried seabass, romesco, smoked olive oil, toasted almond

    Line-caught seabass, a smooth subtle version of romesco lightly infused with Pedro Jiménez sherry vinegar, cumin, lemon and dried peppers of the region.

    2015 Albariño Rego do Sol, Dolores Fontan Limeres, Rias Baixas
     
    Lamb tagine, prunes, steamed cinnamon couscous

    Cooked low and slow overnight with prunes, honey and cinnamon, traditionally hand-made Moroccan couscous rubbed with Moroccan olive oil and plumped in a Moroccan couscous steamer.

    2012 Les Crestes, Celler Mas Doix, Priorato
    Pudding
    Almond syrup flan, strawberries infused with Agua de Azahar and mint

    A recipe of my grandmother’s that spans many generations in Gibraltar, originating from the Jewish community – who hold the secrets to our best desserts.

    Moscatel Emilin, Solera Reserva, Emilio Lustau, Jerez

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