Spring Tasting Event

The Hook has hosted another successful tasting event with a full house of happy customers. The event was held on 18th May and was designed to showcase local produce, complemented by a selection of Spanish and Italian wines.

After working closely with Grow Ltd and a local lamb famer, the tasting event team strived to feature as much locally grown vegetables and produce as possible. There was a lot of trial and error involved for head chef Josh and junior sous chef Rob, experimenting up to seven times on some dishes on the six-course tasting menu.

‘There were some really interesting and sharp flavours on the menu,’ said head chef Josh. ‘There was a heavy focus on dry aged Guernsey lamb, accompanied by local veg. Prime cuts of meat and variations of rhubarb were also featured alongside some bold flavour pairings that you’ve probably never seen before’.

Junior sous chef Rob said it was great to have creative freedom to create the menu alongside Josh.

‘We love a challenge and tried to incorporate rhubarb in both sweet and savoury tasting dishes. The amuse bouche of pork cheek, rhubarb, shallot, and onion broth went down well; and although a bit daring, the rhubarb tart with smoked beet sorbet and sorrel gel was a hit.’

Owner Sam Jarrold thanked customers for their positive feedback.

‘It was great to see so many familiar faces from previous tasting events and putting this Sprint tasting event on was a pleasure throughout,’ he said.

The Hook’s twist on local produce enjoyed with fine wine was a sell out, and regular customers can look forward to seeing more of these events in months to come.