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Jerseylicious dinner with Jimmy Doherty

Last week, farmer and TV presenter Jimmy Doherty joined our mission to get the nation celebrating that little Champagne of the potato world…the Jersey Royal. Jimmy hosted an exclusive media and bloggers dinner at London cookery school Food at 52, working with chef Bridget Colvin to serve up some of his favourite Jersey Royal dishes.

Food at 52 offered a welcoming yet chic backdrop for the evening, with a farmhouse-style open kitchen and dining area – ideal for a home-cooked meal with one of Britain’s much loved farmers.

Jersey gin and tonics flowed alongside some of the quaintest canapés – a dipping platter comprised of the tiniest Jersey Royals, also known as chats, and a selection of dips. Jimmy shared some memories from his trip to Jersey before dinner began, whereby each of the four courses were centred around Jersey Royals and other various Jersey produce, including Jersey cheese, Jersey black butter and Sue’s famous fudge.

 

Jersey Gin and tonic!

Jersey Gin and tonic!

 

Canapés – Jersey Royal Dipping Platter with chats, chimichurri, basil pesto and chive crème fraiche

Canapés – Jersey Royal Dipping Platter with chats, chimichurri, basil pesto and chive crème fraiche

 

Daffodils from Jersey

Daffodils from Jersey

 

Jimmy Doherty shares his passion for Jersey Royals

Jimmy Doherty shares his passion for Jersey Royals

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Starter: Jersey Royal Spring Vegetable Frittata

Starter: Jersey Royal Spring Vegetable Frittata

 

Main: Jersey Royal, cheese, onion and sausage pasties with quick tomato jam, served with a Jersey Royal Rosemary Skewer

Main: Jersey Royal, cheese, onion and sausage pasties with quick tomato jam, served with a Jersey Royal Rosemary Skewer

 

Jersey cheese board served with black butter

Jersey cheese board served with black butter