The Sea comes to the Valley – SOLD OUT

24 May

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Thursday 24th May | £75pp for 6 courses + £40pp wine flight


Steven Smith of The Freemasons at Wiswell is set to welcome Michelin-starred chef Simon Hulstone
from The Elephant in Torquay on May 24th for one night only, for ‘The Sea comes to the Valley’.
The format for the evening will see Steven Smith and Simon Hulstone collaborate
to prepare and cook six spectacular courses.

Steven Smith said; “We are always keen to give our customers the best possible experience when they come to The Freemasons and having Simon Hulstone in our kitchen is an absolute treat, we’re confident this event will sell out very quickly. We’re big fans of Simon’s style of cooking and it’s a real privilege to have him travel up to the Ribble Valley to cook with us.”

Don’t miss out on this fantastic event – call 01254 822218 to book now!

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Freemasons' bread and butter

Roasted scallop, lardo iberico, fennel pollen, verjus butter

Fillet of Hake, hen of the woods, smoked leeks, chicken wing, wild mushroom dashi

Chicken-poached and roast studied with black garlic yakatori livers on toast new season asparagus and morels sauce of foie gras

Strawberries, vanilla creme, lovage ice cream, Tellicherry, jus fraise

Vanilla slice brown butter ice cream

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Biography – Simon Hulstone: The Elephant in Torquay

Simon Hulstone (41) followed his award-winning Chef father into the catering industry at the age of 15 and has never looked back. In a career now reaching 25 years, Simon has become one of the UK's if not worlds most recognized chefs. Competitions in his early culinary years were a major focus and Simon has gone onto compete and win almost every competition available to the craft including gold medals and world titles in France (world skills champion ) South Africa (culinary world champion ) Canada ( culinary team champion) and over 50 individual titles but not forgetting National chef of the year 2008 and the Roux Scholarship in 2003 both life-changing awards.

In 2008 Simon was selected to compete in the Bocuse d’Or in Lyon France for the UK, the Bocuse d’Or is the worlds most recognized culinary competition and Simon competed for the next 4 years as British representative placing the highest any UK competitor has ever come.

In 2006 Simons restaurant The Elephant in Torquay was awarded a Michelin star and has retained this
to this date as well as being in every major food guide and publication. Simon works closely with all his suppliers only buying the best of what is in season and working with the Restaurants 96-acre farm to devise menus all year round.

Simon has worked with the countries leading companies both on freelance consultant and ambassadorial roles and is currently working alongside such esteemed companies such as British Airways, Electrolux, Santa Maria foodservice, Nestle Professional, AEG, Steelite, John Lewis, Jumeirah hotels, Ballymore and Kikkoman. Simon also does numerous private dinners in clients homes to their specifications all around the world.

Simon has become a regular on Saturday Kitchen on BBC1 and has competed on the Great British menu. Simon also commits to regular youtube cookery videos for The Staff Canteen channel. One of Simons greatest honours was being selected by British Airways in 2012 to devise menus for all airline classes alongside mentor Heston Blumenthal for the London Olympics , Simon became a BA great Briton and not only was his menu consumed by over 800,000 guests of BA Simon also cooked at the Royal opening ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall in London for the Olympians and Royal family.

Simon is married to Katy and has three young daughters Tansy, Cicely and Betony


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