The beginning of August will see the critically acclaimed chef, Tom Sellers, close up shop at his award-winning, Michelin-starred London establishment, Restaurant Story, and take the entire team to the Cornish Coast. Here they will be launching a six-week residency in Carbis Bay titled Story by the Sea. We’re particularly excited by this as we had the great pleasure of staying at Carbis Bay last October and it really was spectacularly beautiful.
The project will not only allow Restaurant Story to bring the exceptional food they are known for to this stunning area of natural beauty, but over the course of the pop-up they will work with creative ocean campaigners, Parley, to remove 50 metric tonnes of plastic from the oceans. Something we’re sure you’re all keen to support.
Located at the Carbis Bay Estate, set on the privately-owned Blue Flag beach, you will be able to book for lunch or dinner seven days a week from August 2nd until September 14th, and enjoy this exciting menu whilst lapping up the view of the golden sandy beach and blue seas.
You’ll be able to select either a five or six-course menu inspired by the ocean and created using all that Carbis Bay and the surrounding area have to offer. Dishes will include the likes of crab tart, lobster & leek, and lemon sherbet. It really is going to be pretty special from the sounds of it.
To further emphasise the message of valuing the seas, Tom Sellers will be launching an exciting collaboration with Parley at the pop-up. Parley have teamed up with leading contemporary artists such as Doug Aitken, Jenny Holzer and Julian Schnabel to create a series of limited-edition upcycled tote bags, each made from five intercepted plastic bottles. The bags will be presented to guests at the end of their meal at Story by the Sea, resulting in 50 tonnes of marine plastic waste being removed from the oceans. The bags will also be available to purchase from the Story website for £15 with all proceeds going to help ocean clean up. Every sale will lead to the removal of 10 kilograms of marine plastic waste.
Speaking of the motivation behind the project, Sellers said, “I have always had the fondest memories of the seaside and a very loving relationship with our oceans. The ocean is a magical gift we have been given, along with everything found within it, and I feel extremely lucky to have this opportunity to cook within Carbis Bay. The ocean and all that surrounds it will shape our vision for the menu’s creative process and cooking style.”
Story by the Sea will run from 2nd August – 14th September 2019. The restaurant will be open seven days a week. The set menu will be available for £95pp for lunch for 5 courses and for £125pp dinner for 6 courses excluding service charge.
Find out more here.