The team here at Lang Bennetts had a fantastic evening celebrating the success of the Great Cornish Food Store at their official opening last night - an event for which we were very proud sponsors with Murrell Associates.
Run by Ruth Huxley of Cornwall Food and Drink, the Great Cornish Food Store is the South West’s newest independent grocery store and is committed to stocking products sourced solely from Cornwall, Devon and the Isles of Scilly. The 5,000 square foot building also houses a butchers, fishmongers, as well as a delicatessen and café - whose innovative and creative chefs create sumptuous dishes, highlighting the products and ingredients that can be purchased in store.
Last night’s menu, created by head chef Paul Ripley, featured many of the county’s finest producers and ingredients - from the delicious ham hock terrine and moreish Cornish rarebit featuring Davidstow cheddar, to a range of mouth-watering desserts including caramel cheesecake and chocolate brownies, topped with cherries soaked in Cornish rum – it was all delicious.
And the treats didn’t stop there. The goodie bags handed out at the end of the night were packed full with Cornish goods, from cider and ale to Buttermilk fudge and Trewithen clotted cream - alongside our own branded notebooks.
This venture truly highlights how a fantastic idea, with the right planning and preparation can become something ‘great’ – we are delighted to be involved in such an exciting project and wish Ruth every success moving forwards.