The Atlantic Hotel, Jersey has announced the return of the acclaimed Eat Jersey Food Festival from Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th March 2020.
In an extra special year marking The Atlantic’s 50th anniversary, this celebratory three-day event will see the hotel’s Executive Chef Will Holland joined by a stellar line up of renowned chefs. Three distinctive events will highlight Jersey’s finest produce and dining.
On Thursday 12th March, an outstanding ‘brigade’ of chefs will collaborate to create a five-course dining experience with sommelier pairings.
Joining Will Holland on the night will be:
• Lee Westcott, Pensons at the Netherwood Estate, Worcestershire (awarded a Michelin star in 2019)
• Simon Hulstone, The Elephant, Torquay
• Joe Baker, Number 10, Jersey
• William Curley, William Curley Ltd, London
On Friday 13th March, The Atlantic will welcome Daniel Clifford, Chef Patron of the two Michelin-starred restaurant, Midsummer House in Cambridge, for a one-off event. As one of the UK’s leading and most creative chefs, Daniel has his own style of cooking which focuses on allowing ingredients to shine for their individual worth.
On Saturday 14th March, diners will enjoy a pop-up chef collaboration between Kuba Winkowski and Will Holland, who will be joined by his sous chef Adam Braithwaite. Formerly of Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and The Feathered Nest, Kuba was awarded the title of National Chef of the Year 2019. In August 2019, he turned his attention to his new project Kubarn which is focused on a small plate concept using ingredients sourced exclusively from local farmers.
Ingredients featured throughout Eat Jersey will be sourced from the land and waters surrounding the island wherever possible. By working with produce grown, reared and fished locally, the festival will seek to minimise food miles and reduce its environmental impact.
International charity Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust will again be the festival’s philanthropic partner. Headquartered at Jersey Zoo, Durrell has a mission of saving species from extinction and focuses on the most threatened species in the most threatened places. Through its work at the zoo and in the wild, its aim is for more diverse, beautiful and resilient natural landscapes in which species can thrive and people can enjoy a deeper connection with nature. To date, The Atlantic Hotel has raised more than £20,000 in support of Durrell.
Announcing the return of Eat Jersey, Patrick Burke, owner and managing director of The Atlantic Hotel, said:
“When we founded Eat Jersey in 2015, it was with a strong desire to celebrate the exceptional produce to be found on our beautiful island, as well as the remarkable dining experiences it offers. As we prepare to mark our 50th year as a family at The Atlantic, we are thrilled that this unique event will return in March with another incredible line up of chefs.”
Tickets for Eat Jersey events start from £45 per person for a four-course lunch on Saturday 14th March.
VIP table packages for 10 guests including a chef meet & greet starts from £700 per table.
For more information on booking tickets, please call +44 (0)1534 744101, visit www.theatlantichotel.com/eat-jersey