The Ethicurean to open at north Cornish vineyard

14 January 2020

British restaurant, The Ethicurean, will celebrate its 10th anniversary by launching its second venture at Trevibban Mill Vineyard, near Padstow, North Cornwall, in mid March.

Founded by brothers Matthew and Iain Pennington, The Ethicurean in Bath has a reputation for innovative, ethically conscious, modern cuisine, guided by the seasons and an overriding sense of place.

Driven by a natural curiosity and a constant desire to learn, Matthew and Iain are renowned for their revival of ancient food crafts such as lacto-fermentation, curing, pickling and smoking, while maintaining a zero-waste approach.

With The Ethicurean’s current restaurant situated in a Victorian walled garden overlooking the Mendip Hills, the vineyard at Trevibban Mill offers an equally inspiring location. Sitting above the winery and tasting room, the new restaurant has panoramic views over the vineyard and valley beyond.

Engin and Liz Mumcuoglu, owners of Trevibban Mill, describe how the partnership with The Ethicurean developed. Liz said: “Back in October we compiled a wish list of our favourite chefs and restaurants which we felt would enhance our offering here at the vineyard. The Ethicurean was top of that list and by pure happenstance Iain Pennington phoned me to say he’d just tried our 2014 Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine and was interested in stocking it. The rest, as they say, is history.”

Co-owner of The Ethicurean, Matthew Pennington, said: “We’d been looking for a second site for two to three years, but hadn’t found the right location. When we heard from Liz and Engin it was clear that Trevibban Mill was the perfect match for us. They’re like-minded and inventive, which creates a natural synergy, with similarities to our current location”.

The new 80 cover restaurant will continue to champion vegetable-led cooking, whilst supporting Cornish fishmongers and pasture rearing farms local to the vineyard to create enticing daytime menus and refined evening tasting menus - to be paired with Trevibban Mill wines. Wine tasting and guided tours of the vineyard and winery are available onsite, offering an extended experience to The Ethicurean diners.

The venue will also host 120 cover weddings and events, something The Ethicurean team are already well celebrated for.

Iain Pennington added: “We’re really excited to bring our approach to Cornwall, offering experience dining to those wanting to share our passion for fabulous food in a glorious setting.”

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