Norfolk Show preview: Adnams to continue to support the event
14:02 23 June 2012
From sponsoring the Norfolk Food & Drink Festival and EDP Food & Drink Awards through to sourcing all malted barley for Adnams beers & spirits from within East Anglia and hosting weekly farmers markets, Adnams prides itself in supporting the local food and drink movement.
Support for ‘all things local’ continues throughout Adnams Hotels, where the Chefs are passionate about utilising the incredible produce available on their doorstep. The Victoria Hotel situated on the coast road at Holkham in North Norfolk, is in an enviable position. The Hotel overlooks grazing marshes and the pine-covered dunes of Holkham Gap to the north, and stands as a proud gateway to the glorious Holkham Estate.
Produce from the 25,000-acre Estate has always featured prominently on the Hotel’s menu, but perhaps none more so than today. Head Chef Saurav Kumar describes his menu as ‘simple, classic British / French cuisine’. Customers will find well-known coastal dishes such as Fish Pie and Crab cakes (locally-caught) and venison from Holkham Estate – dishes you would naturally expect to find in North Norfolk. Saurav has created a range of dishes to share, too, providing a more intimate and sociable dining experience.
According to Saurav, “There’s no need to source major ingredients from more than about 5 miles away. We have fish brought to our door. The menu has been conceived to create a range of homely, satisfying dishes with a coastal emphasis. I aim for simplicity so that we can offer great quality and consistency – I want each dish to be perfect everyday and easily understandable, and I want to ‘wow’ customers when the dishes are brought out from the kitchen. There’s so much great produce from Holkham Estate, as well as from local suppliers – we’re very lucky here at The Victoria.”
Sururav will be on stage in the Food Hall at the Norfolk Show, please check programme for details.