Allister Barsby, October 2016

It has been a busy two weeks here at the Grove of Narberth, frantically changing menus to accommodate the produce of Autumn whilst getting ready for upcoming events from the diary.

Last Thursday saw Gareth Ward from Ynyshir Hall as a Guest Chef in the kitchens. His modern British cuisine with massive influences from Japanese food culture really was an experience and got the whole team thinking about food in a different way. With huge emphasis on impact of flavour in just a few mouthfuls per dish, his 12 course tasting menu was a big hit with both the restaurant guests and the staff here at the Grove.

The following day I visited our sister restaurant Beach House, in the Gower as a Guest Chef where later that evening myself, Head Chef Hywel Griffith from Beach House and Head Chef Will Holland from Coast cooked an 8 course menu for 40 guests. I took care of the fish course, pre dessert and petit fours, Hywel the starter and main dessert, and Will cooked the appetiser, second starter and main course. The evening was a huge success and we all had a great time cooking with one another. Watch this space for more 3 chef evenings coming your way in the New Year!