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St Michaels Resort Opens New Hotel Restaurant, Nourish

Proudly Cornish in aesthetic and outlook, premium Falmouth hotel, St Michaels Resort, has opened the doors to its brand-new all-day dining restaurant, Nourish.

Combining fresh, local ingredients, with bold and vibrant flavours, the sharing plates at Nourish celebrate the bounties of Cornwall’s land and sea in a relaxed and sociable setting. New Head Chef, Darren Kerley, showcases the flavours of his home-county of Cornwall, making his culinary mark on this luxury seaside hotel.

Cornish Tapas

The Nourish team works closely with local farmers, brewers and distillers to showcase the best of Cornish produce and the abundance of Cornwall’s land and coast – provenance is king. The restaurant offers diners ‘Cornish tapas’, bringing together the best local ingredients in a convivial, shareable format – the dishes are bright and soulful, yet healthy and balanced, offering plentiful options for a wide range of dietary requirements. Vibrant salads and flavourful shawarmas will be front and centre on the menu, and a wood-fired pizza oven adds a rustic charm to this laid-back restaurant, offering hand-made artisanal pizzas with a selection of toppings, for the ultimate nostalgic comfort meal.

SAMPLE DISHES:

CORNISH TAPAS

Daily catch, fennel & dill salad, anchoiade

Spiced cauliflower taco, romesco sauce, pickled red cabbage, spiced yoghurt

Marinated squid & chorizo, parsley, lemon, potato

SHAWARMA

Lemon roast chicken, miso mayonnaise, rocket, parmesan, chilli, avocado & tahini dressing

Charred tenderstem & cucumber, citrus creme fraiche, coriander pesto

VIBRANT SALADS

Bulgar & chickpea chaat, whipped lime tahini, coriander

Pea, spinach & feta, spring onion, house vinaigrette, parsley & mint

Farm-to-Glass

The bar team at St Michaels Resort has carefully curated a menu of local gins such as Tarquin’s Gin and Loveday Gin and selected premium wines from Knightor Winery which showcase the best of the Cornish botanicals grown in the surrounding landscapes. Nourish’s farm-to-glass concept ensures that guests are always aware of the provenance of their drinks – the journey of Cornish ingredients from the fields to their glass. Guests are welcomed for an evening tipple, accompanied by artisanal snacks, such as Cornish cheeses, cured meats, and handcrafted crisps, or for a more immersive experience, the hotel organises interactive tasting sessions where guests can taste their way around the county via the restaurant’s gin flights and seasonal, signature cocktail menu.

Convivial Atmosphere

Nourish has been designed to be a social hub of the hotel – a cosy and informal lounge area with comfortable seating, ambient music and soft lighting which instantly allows guests to relax. The earthy hues and coastal blues reflect the surrounding Cornish landscape alongside the use of rustic, natural materials, bringing the outdoors in. Fostering an atmosphere of social interaction and conviviality, live music will be scheduled to accompany guests’ summer evenings in Falmouth, as well as mixology classes and themed events.

New Cornish Chef

Darren Kerley was born and raised in Redruth, Cornwall, before starting his career at the Dorchester Hotel. His culinary career took off during his formative period working under Marco Pierre-White at Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons and with pioneering chef Alain Senderens at Luca Carton in Paris. Returning to Cornwall, Darren was instrumental in designing the food concept at celebrated Cornish restaurant, Sabzi’s, and has stayed in Cornwall ever since. Kerley now joins St Michaels Resort in an exciting move to develop and grow the hotel’s culinary offering following a stint as Head Chef at Hotel Meudon. His food philosophy centres on purity: elevating quality, individual, seasonal ingredients with a plant-focused flair, which is where the concept of Nourish was born.

Kerley says, “I am thrilled to start my position as Head Chef at St Michaels Resort and launch Nourish as the hotel’s newest dining concept. Honest, quality produce is at the heart of my cooking and I am proud to showcase the very best of the region, and the true spirit of Cornwall.”

Tim Fryer, Director of St Michaels Resort, says: “The launch of Nourish is an exciting and strategic move for St Michaels Resort – the new restaurant will cement the resort as a culinary hotspot in Falmouth, whilst celebrating Cornish produce and community. We are delighted to welcome Darren Kerley to the team and can’t wait to see the resort go from strength to strength”.

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