The Channel Islands are in for a gastronomic treat in early November as top chefs many with Michelin Stars from all over the UK and Northern France head to the Atlantic Hotel for the ‘Eat Jersey Food Festival’.
The first ever such festival will run from November 5th to November 7Th where, Executive Head Chef Mark Jordan will be joined by acclaimed fellow chefs from across the British Isles and France for a three day gourmet event designed to celebrate the island of Jersey’s finest food produce.
During the course of the event, guests will be able to attend one of two gastronomic evenings at the Michelin starred Ocean Restaurant with an all-day dining event at beachside bistro Mark Jordan at the Beach.
Starting on Thursday evening, Mark will be joined by celebrated chefs from the islands the nearby Normandy coastline and the south coast of England for a celebration of top ingredients to be found on Jersey.
Chefs joining Mark Jordan are: Russell Brown formerly of the Sienna in Dorset a (One Michelin Star, Three AA Rosettes), Philippe Hardy, Restaurant Le Mascaret, Basse-Normandie (One Michelin Star) Simon McKenzie, The Brasserie Restaurant at Old Government House Hotel,Guernsey (Two AA Rosettes) Steve Smith, Bohemia at The Club Hotel & Spa, Jersey (One Michelin Star, Four AA Rosettes)
On the Friday evening, a first class six-course meal using the finest ingredients sourced from around Jersey will be created by a unique band of chefs from the UK.
Michelin Stars With Mark Jordan
Using local lobster, oysters, crab and tasty Jersey beef to captivate guests and where it will be paired with selected wines. Joining Mark, four highly-acclaimed chefs: Eric Chavot, Brasserie Chavot (One Michelin Star, Three AA Rosettes), Pascal Proyart, One-O-One (Three AA Rosettes), Adam Smith, The Burlington Restaurant, Devonshire Arms Hotel (Four Rosettes), Michael Wignall, The Latymer, (Two Michelin Stars, Five AA Rosettes).
Saturday will see a more relaxed dining experience at the coastal setting of Mark Jordan at the Beach (Michelin Bib Gourmand, Two AA Rosettes).
An exclusive menu created by Head Chef Tamas Varsanyi, with a one-off ‘Lobster and Burger’ all-day dining event on the sand will showcase Mark Jordan’s signature burger with the freshest of Jersey lobsters.
Owner of The Atlantic Hotel Patrick Burke said: “We are passionate about promoting the wonderful produce available from both coast and country on our beautiful island. The Eat Jersey Food Festival has been a number of years in the making, and we are delighted to be welcoming so many highly respected chefs to Jersey in November. Their talent and creativity combined with the very finest and freshest of ingredients promises a spectacular weekend of gastronomy.”
Food Festival tickets are priced at £175 on Thursday 5thNovember, £250 on Friday 6th November and £45 on Saturday 7th November. Inclusive packages are available starting from £355 per person for a two night break.
For more information: www.theatlantichotel.com