64 Degrees heads to the Caribbean

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Bas Oonk at 64 Degrees. Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival's International Chef Exchange [ICEx] is bringing together chefs from around the world in this unique cultural exchange. Michael Bremner of 64 Degrees in Brighton, UK, visited Restaurant Basaal, Den Haag, Holland to showcase the best of Sussex Food and Drink. He prepared a six course meal there which was served, accompanied by Sussex Ridgeview Wines and Blackdown Spirits along with wines by Karacter and genever from Van Kleef, to Dutch chefs, producers, dignitaries, and others. This week Bas Oonk, head chef and proprietor of Basaal, makes the return visit to 64 Degrees in Brighton. His superb six course meal was served with liqueurs from Van Kleef and wines from Ridgeview and Henry Butler. The exchange also includes time to visit other local restaurants, producers and to get a flavour of the city itself. More information from Brighton& Hove Food Festival http://brightonfoodfestival.com/international-chef-exchange/ photo © Julia Claxton. photo ©Julia Claxton

Chef Michael Bremner of 64 Degrees is teaming up with Craig Jones of Cap Maison in St Lucia for an International Chef Exchange.

Michael will be taking a taste of his Brighton restaurant to the Caribbean sunshine on 10th June, along with Blackdown Distillery’s Sussex gin, and Ridgeview Wine Estate blanc de blanc English sparking wine. Guests of Cap Maison will be treated to an elaborate and innovative six-course tasting menu that will include dishes such as chilled roast tomato consommé with a pesto dressed tomato salad and a crème fraiche spherification, and local roast Dorado with a Ridgeview English sparkling wine emulsion accompanied by almond and brown butter crumb.

“International Chef Exchange allows us to showcase the chefs, producers and wider gastronomic offering of Sussex to consumers and media across the globe”, says Nick Mosley, festival director. “We’ve worked all over Europe and as far afield as Canada to give food lovers a real taste of our city and county, and welcomed back top chefs in return for unique, one-off collaborative dinners”.

Michael is currently competing for Scotland in his second stint on BBC2’s Great British Menu, and has been featuring on the show this week. His restaurant 64 Degrees in Brighton focuses on social dining with an open kitchen; the menu is ever-evolving with the aim of being engaging and accessible to everyone. 64 Degrees was ranked number 16 in the UK at the national restaurant awards in 2016.

Cap Maison is a boutique villa resort located on the northernmost tip of St Lucia. The dramatic cliff-top setting offers views of the Caribbean Sea over to Martinique, with 49 suites and two quality restaurants to choose from. Executive chef Craig Jones was recently awarded ‘Caribbean hotel chef of the year’ at the Caribbean Travel Awards. Craig will be heading to Brighton to create a St Lucian dinner – featuring Cap Maison’s own rum – with Michael at Hotel du Vin on 24 August.
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