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Pavilion Stage Programme

Watch, Learn and Enjoy!

Provisional stage programmes for 2018, subject to change.

SATURDAY 14th July PROGRAMME
11:30
Experience Pommery Champagne.  A great way to not only learn about but taste some award winning Pommery Champagnes with the fun and expert guidance of UK Director, Sara Hicks, and the Telegraph and Delicious Magazine’s Wine expert  Susy Atkins
12:30
Chef, author and TV presenter, Sophie Michell whips up her favourite seasonal seafood dish.  We’re lucky to have her with us once again in between her work at Home House, her book writing and appearances on Sky TV and Sunday Brunch. 
13:30
Neil Rankin is back again!  Neil pioneered London’s high end barbecue scene and is well known for his experimental use of bold flavours.  You may have spotted Neil on The Great British Menu and Sunday Brunch, and he also writes for the Evening Standard, Metro, The Times and The Guardian.
14:30
Shell fish with Ed Baines  Chef Proprietor of Randall & Aubin, a great restaurant in London’s Soho for 20 years.  Ed’s sumptuous menu of British seafood also opened with a Randall & Aubin Manchester in May 2017 and when he’s not on TV he loves to visit Dorset.    With Mike Warner Freelance food writer, fisheries journalist and sustainable seafood consultant.
15:30
Another chance to Experience Pommery Champagne.  A great way to not only learn about but taste some award winning Pommery Champagnes with the fun and expert guidance of UK Director, Sara Hicks, and the Telegraph and Delicious Magazine’s Wine expert  Susy Atkins
16:30
With years of Michelin-starred experience to fall back on, Russell Brown is now a font of culinary knowledge and offers consultancy services alongside his newfound passion for food writing and photography.  Russ will be sharing ideas from his new book, ‘Well Seasoned’ 
 
SUNDAY 15th July PROGRAMME
11.00
Festival regular Nigel Bloxham  - Chef Proprietor of Billy Winters and award-winning Crab House restaurant, Dorset will be entertaining the crowds once again with his passion for good seafood
12:00
Alex Aitken – Group Executive Chef, Harbour Hotels Group  and The Jetty, Christchurch, Dorset.    Alex is back again to share his wonderful background and love of fishing, seafood and recipe ideas.
13:00
Pommery Champagne & Oysters with UK Director, Sara Hicks and Chef Proprietor and ‘Giant Oyster’ grower Pete Miles, from Dorset Oysters, Storm, Poole.   Plus a little help from our wine expert, Susy Atkins. 
14:00
Much loved Duncan Lucas is back!  Our international seafood guru is a font of knowledge and will be entertaining us with one of his awesome crowd pulling demos.  Passionate about Fish and raising funds for the Fishermen’s Mission, don’t miss our Duncan!   
15:00
Joining us once again is the lovely Pete Murt – Head Chef, Rick Steins Sandbanks Poole.  A great asset to our festival line up, Pete started out as part of the ‘Padstein’ brand and with a background in Cornwall, Pete has now brought that magic to Dorset.  
16:00
CJ Jackson, CEO of the Billingsgate Seafood School is passionate about fish and shell fish.   CJ is also an established food writer, contributing regularly to BBC Good Food Magazine and Delicious Magazine.   She makes regular appearances on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch TV show, preparing a range of seafood recipes and encouraging viewers to eat two portions of fish a week – a message that CJ is often heard saying! With Mike Warner Freelance food writer, fisheries journalist and sustainable seafood consultant.
 

Your comperes for the weekend:

Sophie Michell

Sophie Michell

Chef, author, TV presenter and recently, executive chef for Home House, London, Sophie joins us for the third year to support our Pavilion Stage with her enthusiasm for fresh ingredients, a great understanding of good food and to help raise funds for the Fishermen’s Mission.

Susy Atkins

Susy Atkins

Susy is the weekly columnist for the Sunday Telegraph's Stella magazine, as well as drinks editor of the brilliant and stylish 'delicious.' magazine.  She also writes a wine column for the South-West's own magazine 'food' and appears regularly on BBC1's flagship cookery show 'Saturday Kitchen' as wine expert.   Susy has been involved with the Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival over the years and helps to guide us through our Champagne, wines and what tastes good with what! 

 

Responsibly sourced and regional seafood supplied by Weyfish. Champagne supplied by Champagne Pommery.

 

The Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival raises funds for the Fishermen's Mission - the vital port of call for fishermen and their families.
Fishermen's Mission