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Friday, 12 June 2015

Verveine goes to London

Ever in demand, David Wykes, chef/patron at Verveine was invited to join a special event promoting Hampshire food in London this week.

He joined chef James Durrant (of The Plough in Longparish) and other notable faces from Hampshire. James is the first Food Tourism Ambassador for the county. In fact, he's the first official food ambassador for any county in Britain.

The Taste of Hampshire lunch was hosted at Angela Hartnett's Merchants Tavern restaurant in Old Street, London. 

David prepared the fish course and transported everything from the rocks, to the dry ice, to complete his dishes to London. All that tasted it, said it was the stand out dish and all the journalists were apparently speechless!

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His fish course was a Milford on Sea food story on a plate (or rock!) Dave had sourced the sea bass from a local fishermen and the seaweed and sea herbs were from Milford beach. The frozen rock it was served on had local sea water poured over shells with liquid nitrogen to release a salty mist. the course was accompained by a New Forest inspired martini, infused with burnt wild sage syrup and Douglas fir vodka, served with Pernod-soaked grapes - all of which were hand made in David's kitchen.

To read the full experience, please visit:

Verveine Fishmarket Restaurant
98 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QE
01590 642176 -

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