Chefs’ Theatre presented by Proper Job – 1:15pm – Saturday 27 April (with Mick Smith)
Ben has been a champion of Cornwall’s food scene since he settled here in 2001. Having held a Michelin Star at The Abbey in Penzance, he went on to oversee the launch of the food offering at The Scarlet – Cornwall’s leading luxury hotel.
Looking for a project of his own, and hankering after a humble setting in which his food could take centre stage, Ben took over The Tolcarne in 2012. Sheltering behind the sea wall in a busy fishing port, just a stone’s throw from Newlyn’s famous fish market, the pub was the ideal vessel for showcasing the bounty of Cornish waters.
The critics agreed, and a Michelin Bib Gourmand (for good food at affordable prices) was awarded in 2013 – and retained ever since.