The Shellfish Pig: Wedding at Pentillie Castle

The Shellfish Pig: Wedding at Pentillie Castle

All images within this blog post kindly provided by Khalile Siddiqui Photography www.ks-photography.co.uk All images were taken at the wedding of Rachel & Mark which was held at the stunning Pentillie Castle in August 2018 It’s not often that we serve our food at a wedding and then get sent a load of lovely photos by the happy couples photographer, it’s amazing what a generous Crab roll can get you! We’ve been lucky enough to serve our food at 11 weddings in 2018 and we already have 14 booked for 2019 and 3 in the diary for 2020. Receiving some images of our food and van is a lovely treat so we thought we would share them in this blog. Yes, that’s the bride, Rachel serving her guests a platter of Cornish Crab Bruschetta, it was a lovely chilled out evening and our food went down a treat with the happy couple and their guests. Rachel was kind enough to send us a lovely message afterwards which is copied below the next image. “Hi Nick, Just to say thanks so much again for last week. Everything was amazingly tasty - wish we lived closer and could stalk you around the food fairs! If the bruschetta and lollipops aren’t a complete family secret - I’d love the recipes as I can see myself wanting to attempt to recreate for an anniversary or something.” Rachel (Bride) We love catering at weddings and all kinds of private parties so if you are planning something fun and would like The Shellfish Pig to be a part of it, please do get in...
The Shellfish Pig: We’re in (with) The Navy!

The Shellfish Pig: We’re in (with) The Navy!

This Summer we served more food in one sunny evening than we ever have in one sitting before. We were delighted to get invited to serve our food at The HMS Drake Summer Ball at Devonport base in Plymouth. We served 500 delicious mini Scallops (probably could have served 1000 if we had them they were so popular!), 500 mini Primrose Herd pork cheek flatbreads and 500 Spicy Crab Tacos (a few of which are pictured above!). It was wonderful evening and required “military” planning on our part to ensure we were able to keep the queues down, whilst ensuring every dish we sent was up to our usual high standard. Thanks to our wonderful team we did a great job and pretty much served constantly from 6.30pm to 1am when we finally gave out the last Crab Taco! The crew and their partners from HMS Drake were so lovely and complimentary about our food and efficient service, and the event was wonderfully organised in a beautiful location. As you may have guessed by now, we crossed our fingers for an invite back in 2019! It was an experiment on their part to see if a less formal ball set outside in marquees and sunshine would work. Clearly it did as we have just been invited back in July 2019 for round two, and yes, they’ve ordered 800 Scallipops this time along with a range of other dishes. We are proud and delighted to serve our food to these people and contribute to a well earned fun evening on dry...
The Shellfish Pig at River Cottage

The Shellfish Pig at River Cottage

On the back of being the first and only ever winners of the “Best Streetfood” award at the 2017 Food Magazine Awards we were invited to trade at the iconic River Cottage. We were a bit blown away by the familiarity of the place having been a fan since it first aired on tv many years ago! We loved having time to look around the day before the event once we had finished our set up and we even stumbled across the famous kitchen with huge hearth that Hugh stood in front of cooking up his tasty dishes back in the day! The place is stunning and we have to say it is probably the best food festival we have ever done. The pitch fees were fair, the ticket sales were, well, sold out for both days and they got the right number of traders to ensure that everyone did well but that there was incredible choice for the customer, the standard was high! The site itself was inspiring especially with regard to their allotments which are so well organised and maintained it made us a little embarrassed of our own efforts! With such a great standard of food available it made us even more happy that this happened…. A sell out for us! We got invited back to both of their events next year (can;t wait!) and as you can see from our first photo we also got to meet Hugh briefly and tell him a bit about our dishes (we had already sold out so he couldn’t try them unfortunately!). Maybe next year...
Exciting Announcement: The Shellfish Pig’s 2nd Birthday Feast Evening With Support From Sharps Brewery

Exciting Announcement: The Shellfish Pig’s 2nd Birthday Feast Evening With Support From Sharps Brewery

In the midst of all this great weather we have been frantically searching for a great location to hold our second feast evening, celebrating our 2nd year of trading as The Shellfish Pig. We wanted to do it on a beach this year and who knew how hard that would prove to organise!? Finally we found Carlyon Bay, Crinnis Beach and the guys in charge there have been really accommodating and are right behind our event, so thanks guys! To whet your appetite you can read this lovely review of our first feast evening last year by clicking here. To find out all the tasty details of this year’s evening which will take place on Saturday 13th August you can follow the link below, this is also the link to purchase your tickets - we really hope you can join us! Full Information and Buy Your Tickets By Clicking Here As you will see we are being supported by Sharps Brewery on the beach and so each course will be complemented by a taster size drink of one of their delicious beers, picked especially because it complements our food (that’s right, we had to eat food and drink beer to come up with this menu, such a hard life!)! The first 30 people to buy their tickets get an extra treat in the form of a Sharps Secret Bar Experience but in truth every person with a ticket is in for a lovely evening! Our last feast sold out within a couple of weeks of tickets going on sale. We have extra tickets for this one but please get...
The Shellfish Pig and The Cornwall Good Seafood Guide, A Perfect Pairing!

The Shellfish Pig and The Cornwall Good Seafood Guide, A Perfect Pairing!

As you are probably aware, we are pretty passionate about the amazing seafood we have access to here in Cornwall. We also try to make the right decisions when using seafood in our dishes and we look at the health of stocks, the season and the fishing method before buying. As soon as we heard about The Cornwall Good Seafood Guide we were eager to join and as paid up members we were delighted to be asked to provide a dish for a talk at their Truro office on Tuesday January 26th. Matt Slater will be talking about The CGSG and we will be using some of the most sustainable/recommended seafood to make a Cornish Seafood & Saffron Stew which will be available after the talk for just £5. You can read more about this event and even book yourself a ticket by clicking...
The Shellfish Pig at City of Lights 2015! (Serving from King Street!)

The Shellfish Pig at City of Lights 2015! (Serving from King Street!)

Just when you think you can put your feet up in front of the fire for Winter, Cornwall’s brightest event arrives! We loved taking The Shellfish Pig to Truro’s City of Lights event last November and we booked our pitch for this year immediately afterwards! We have never witnessed a more vibrant, happy atmosphere in Truro than at this event and we are delighted to be serving our tasty Cornish streetfood from KING STREET this year. It’s also busy, very busy so pick your spot carefully and allow time to come and say hello to us! This brilliant event is taking place on Wednesday 18th November and you can find all the information you need about it by clicking this link. To whet your appetite we will have the following dishes freshly prepared, locally sourced and delicious: Slow Cooked Primrose Herd Pork, Chorizo and Pig Cheek Chill served Piled High on Turmeric Rice and Topped with Cheddar Cheese and Sour Cream. It’s warming, filling and if you haven’t tried slow braised pig cheek before you are in for a REAL treat! Smoked Primrose Herd Pork Shoulder, Pulled and in our Cornish Cider & Maple Glaze. Served in a Baker Tom Brioche Roll with Emmental Cheese, Sweet Pickle and Garlic-Pepper Crackling! Made with love it’s our star dish and after selling out last year we will be bringing extra this time! Line Caught Smoked Haddock & Chorizo Chowder. Made with New Potatoes, Leeks and Herbs from our allotment our creamy chowder is hearty, creamy and delicious! Served with Baker Tom Sourdough Bread. We will also have our world famous Triple Chocolate Brownies &...