Fantastic .. Gastronomical

I visited the Hotel & Catering Show at the Bournemouth International centre this week.

I had no idea what to expect?

Wow!  Among other things this is a fantastic gastronomical show!

And here at the BIC was my first introduction to Head Chef, James Golding, at The Pig Hotel.  His passion for his food and locally foraged vegetables is inspirational!

I was invited to take photographs.  The enthusiasm of this chef is captivating!

James Golding food demonstration at the BIC
Foraging vegetables and salad used at The Pig Hotel
Cookery demo at BIC
Cookery demonstration
Vegetables foraged and used in cookery demonstration
Locally foraged veg used in cooking demo
Squeezing lemon through fingers in cookery demo
Just a minute?  Why did I spend a fortune on a lemon juicer?
Juicing lemon through fingers for cookery demonstration
Vegetables going into pan for cookery demoFresh local horseradish used for cooking
On the menu is shellfish cooked by James Golding
As you can see, the tasting went down well!
Cookery Demonstration at BIC by Head Chef at The Pig
Taking the last shellfish in the dish
I was so mezmerised that I was too late to taste!
You know what that means?  I will have to get my husband to take me to the restaurant at The Pig Hotel!

Thank you James Golding for a fab demo and an introduction to foraging too!

Photography by New Forest Photographers