3. Angelique Chef
4. Fingals' 30th
5. Small News
1. Dartmouth Music
The sun shone and so did the stars!
Relentless music, relentless fun. But why can't we have an extra
day, there just isn't enough time to see all the acts you like?
If you want to see more, much more,
go to the unofficial Music Festival website by
Our thanks to
Royal Castle Hotel and Alan Depledge for
helping us over the festival.
2. Cocktail connoisseur joins Wildfire
24 year old Tatiana Hagarová
joins the team at Dart Marina’s Wildfire Bar & Bistro in
Dartmouth, bringing with her a wealth of international
experience and qualifications in the world of cocktails, as
well as a string of accolades.
After completing her Cocktail Bartender Course in 2003,
Tatiana continued to develop her skills in Cyprus, Hawaii,
Slovakia, Germany and Scotland. She has competed in many
competitions and was placed: first in the Hawaii Imperator
Cup Competition; first in Nicolaus Cup Gastro Danubia;
second in Barman’s Competition Gastro Coop; and third in the
international Juniors Barman’s Competition EUROCUP.
Tatiana’s newest creation is the Wildfire Cooler – a long
and refreshing frozen cocktail with fresh banana, ginger,
mint and pineapple, peach syrup, Finlandia Lime Vodka and
Ginger Ale blended with crushed ice. One of her favourite
recipes is the Liquid Vanilla Cocktail with Finlandia
Grapefruit Vodka, Absolut Vanilla Vodka, fresh lime, sugar
syrup and grapefruit juice.
Chris Jones from Dart Marina comments: “The sun has meant
that our cocktails are top of everyone’s list when they
arrive so it’s great news that we have an extra pair of
expert hands behind the bar at Wildfire to help us keep up
with demand! We welcome Tatiana’s expertise, knowledge of
combining different flavours and flair behind the bar, and
look forward to exciting new recipes on Wildfire’s already
mouth-watering cocktail menu.”
here for more details.
Angelique Chef on TV
Three Scottish Chefs will be
battling it out in the kitchen on next week’s Great British
menu, currently aired on BBC Two, for a chance to cook for
important guests at The People’s Banquet.
The three chefs will be mentored throughout the week by
Restaurant Angelique Executive Chef Alan Murchison who will
also score their dishes every day. The pressure is on, as
only two chefs can make it through to cook for the Great
British Menu judges at the end of the week, and Murchison
will be sending one home on Thursday.
Murchison, who is a veteran of the competition and last
year’s winner of the programme’s Scottish Heats, is CEO of
The 10in8 Fine Dining Group, who run the Fine Dining Academy
and cookery school plus three separate Michelin starred
restaurants outside London, namely L’ortolan in Berkshire,
La Becasse in Ludlow, and Paris House set in the idyllic
Woburn Estate. Murchison and his team will be aiming for
more prestigious awards with the opening of their latest
restaurant, Restaurant Angelique in Dartmouth earlier this
Murchison said: “It’s great to be invited back to the show
again this year and it is especially exciting to be involved
as a mentor. It was really interesting to see the creative
ideas from the Scottish chefs who were faced with a
challenging brief.” Great British Menu is currently aired
weekdays on BBC Two at 6.30pm.
Fingals' 30th Birthday Ball on Wednesday 18th May at 7pm
It is thirty years since
Richard first arrived at Fingals in 1981 - he rolled
up his sleeves and invited his new
neighbours (the Rileys at Coombe Studios who had
also recently arrived) for lunch. He opened
with just one room. There are now 11 individually
styled and decorated rooms, a swimming pool, jacuzzi,
games room, tennis court and croquet lawn and so
much more. The Birthday Ball is to celebrate
all that Richard and Sheila have achieved. It
includes Cabaret with Adrian Norris and 'SharpPractice'
and Johnny Nance has revived Alkasalsa to play on
late into the night. Tables will be in groups of 10.
Tickets for the Ball are £40 per person (this
includes VAT and £4 to Jessica’s Mongol Rally
Charity ‘Mind’). Contact Fingals, Dittisham,
Devon TQ6 0JA,
click here to book or call 01803 722398
Quirky’, ’Eccentric’ and
‘Quintessentially English’ are Fingals phrases!
5. Small News
Kingswear Horticultural Society are having a plant sale
and coffee morning at the Flavel on the 17th May.
On Thursday 19th May
at 6pm Dartmouth Library have a talk by June Goodfield
on her new book Rivers of Time. The book tells the tale
of a 17th century Ashburton woman who sailed from
Dartmouth to the Caribbean island of Nevis to start a
new life. This is a true story and well researched.
writes in: Dave, thank you yet again for an
enticing edition of the Dartmouth News. After 50 years
in London I can’t wait to get back to Devon and to make
a home for my wife, dogs and I in Dartmouth. And thank
you for reminding me about the launch of Westward TV. As
a cub reporter on the Mid Devon Times (Newton Abbot) I
was sent to Plymouth to cover the launch (a big trip in
those days) and paid many subsequent visits to the
studios – all at the 3 pence a mile expenses paid for
travel on my Vespa. See you all in July.
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?
copyright Dave Cawley,