In a quick-fire Q and A interview, our "Sixty Bistro" Chef Jordan shares his inspiration for cooking and passion for creating dishes that make the most of Cornwall's fresh local produce:
Q: Have you always interested in cooking from a young age? Tell us about your love for food..
A: I started cooking at 15 years old. My first job was working in a hotel as a prep and breakfast chef. This was where I realised and began to develop my love for food. At 16, I started to train to be a chef at college.
Q: What is the best piece of advice or tip you have ever been given?
A: If you fail to prepare, you should prepare to fail.
Q: What's your favourite type of produce that you enjoy working with the most & why?
A: I love cooking with things you can grow at home or in your garden. I also love creating interesting salads and cooking healthy foods that look good and taste great.
Rocket, Feta and Watermelon Salad with Basil Oil
Q: Which regional food specialities do you think Cornwall does particularly well? What's your favourite one?
A: This has to be fish. I love cooking with fresh fish and Cornwall has some of the best fresh fish available
Breaded King Prawns with Mango Salsa on a Bed of Mixed Leaves
Q: What's new on the menu this week? Do you have anything delicious in mind that Sixty Bistro diners can look forward to trying this month?
A: Pan fried fillet of sea bream with roasted Mediterranean vegetables, parsley and caper crushed potatoes and a lemon butter
Pan Fried Sea Bream, Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables, Parsley and Caper Crushed Potatoes, Lemon Butter
Q: What's your secret guilty pleasure when it comes to food?
A: Easy. Definitely desserts. I have a very sweet tooth.
Melt-in-the-middle Chocolate Pudding, Butterscotch Sauce, Cornish Clotted Cream
Q: What's your favourite dish to cook when you're at home?
A: It has to be Fajitas. They are family friendly, tasty, healthy and everyone can dig in.
Q: What's your favourite current ingredient?
A: I like using watermelon whether itâ€™s in a starter, main or a spring/summer salad it is refreshing, colourful and very tasty
Q: What's the strangest or most unusual thing you've ever cooked?
A: A very large crayfish. They can be huge!
Q: What was the most memorable meal you've ever eaten?
A: This was a curried monkfish dish. The combination of flavours were just amazing, and I was eating it in the harbour whilst watching the sunset. Stunning.
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How to Find Sixty Bistro in Newquay
Sixty Bistro is on the Pentire Headland, with Fistral Beach to one side & Crantock Beach to the other. We are located just outside the Pentire Hotel on 60 Pentire Avenue, Newquay.
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