Seafood lovers should head to the picturesque Helford Passage from March onwards for an outstanding seafood experience that's not to be missed.
From March of this year The Ferryboat Inn will be running a one-day seafood master-class course on the first or second Saturday of each month (13th March, 10th April and 8th May with further dates to be confirmed). This one-day course draws on the knowledge of the Wright Brother's expertise in oyster farming, seafood preparation and cooking.
The day begins with a trip up the picturesque Helford River and past the heritage Duchy of Cornwall Oyster Farm. Guests will be taken up to Frenchman's Creek, the inspiration to Daphne du Maurier's well-known novel. Here guests will be talked through the life of an oyster, see how they are grown and learn about the ethos of sustainable oyster farming. Guests will also have the opportunity to catch crabs which will be taken back to The Ferryboat Inn where they'll learn how to prepare, cook and eat it. Once back at the Ferryboat, guests will assemble around the oyster bar where they'll be given a two-hour demonstration on the art of preparing, cooking and eating seafood.
This will include oyster shucking, oyster preparation, what to eat and drink with oysters, a master-class in the varieties and tastes of different oysters. Learning to prepare and cook lobsters and crab and all the know-how needed to confidently prepare and cook a range of delicious fish. Once the demonstration is over, the kitchen team will serve a three course lunch using a selection of the seafood available that day. Wines to match each dish will be served with each course. Courses hold up to ten places and cost £120 per person.