• Top chefs from across Britain to unite for inaugural Eat Jersey Food Festival in November 2015

Top chefs from across Britain to unite for inaugural Eat Jersey Food Festival in November 2015

08 September 2015
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The Atlantic Hotel will host eight top chefs from across Britain and Europe for the inaugural Eat Jersey Food Festival this November.

Acclaimed chefs from across the British Isles and France will join Executive Head Chef, Mark Jordan, for the three-day gourmet event designed to celebrate the island's finest produce.

As part of the continuing efforts by The Atlantic Hotel and owner, Patrick Burke, to help put Jersey firmly on the map internationally, this high-profile event will offer an array of opportunities to taste the island's fantastic produce at its very best through the talent of some of today's most renowned chefs.

Speaking of the inspiration behind the event, Patrick Burke, owner of The Atlantic Hotel, said: 'As The Atlantic Hotel celebrates its 45th anniversary this year, we continue to do our utmost to have Jersey recognised internationally, for everything from the finest dining, to the spectacular scenery, and the most luxurious retreats. As part of this, we are passionate about promoting the wonderful produce available from both coast and country on our beautiful island and will be promoting our event extensively in the UK with the expectation of generating profile for the island while also encouraging out of season visitors to Jersey.

'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. This inaugural event is a wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary, and look forward to the future for both the growth of the Eat Jersey Food Festival and of Jersey as a 'must-visit' destination globally.'

Keith Beecham, CEO, Visit Jersey, said: 'Visit Jersey is delighted to support The Atlantic Hotel's inaugural Eat Jersey Food Festival. Jersey's sea and landscape is justly praised for producing outstanding produce. Some of the very best top talent from Britain and Jersey will be using this produce to delight diners at The Atlantic Hotel during November. Fine dining, a stunning setting, and marvellous experiences await our visitors.'

Over the course of the weekend, 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.

The renowned chefs joining Mark Jordan are:

- Russell Brown, chef consultant, formerly of Sienna (One Michelin Star, Three AA Rosettes)

- Philippe Hardy, Restaurant Le Mascaret, Basse-Normandie (One Michelin Star)

- Simon McKenzie, The Brasserie Restaurant at The Old Government House Hotel & Spa, Guernsey (Two AA Rosettes)

- Steve Smith, Bohemia at The Club Hotel & Spa, Jersey (One Michelin Star, Four AA Rosettes)

- Eric Chavot, Brasserie Chavot (One Michelin Star, Three AA Rosettes)

- Pascal Proyart, One-O-One (Three AA Rosettes)

- Adam Smith, The Burlington Restaurant at the Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa (Four Rosettes)

- Michael Wignall, The Latymer, Pennyhill Park (Two Michelin Stars, Five AA Rosettes)

Durrell Conservation Trust has been chosen as the Festival's philanthropic partner.

Food Festival tickets are priced at £175 on Thursday 5 November, £250 on Friday 6 November and £45 on Saturday 7 November. Inclusive packages are available starting from £355 per person for a two night break. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 01534 744101 or email reservations@theatlantichotel.com.

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