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South West Regionals of BBC2’s Great British Menu – catch up on Jude’s journey through the kitchen.

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New Year….New Zealand…New Ideas

Jude, Jane and Joe (JJ&J) have set off for their annual pilgrimage to Jude’s native New Zealand. Kota has shut it’s doors while JJ&J head to the sun for some good quality family time and, no doubt, some taste exploration.  Kota Kai remains open and full of life under the management of Jenna allowing JJ&J to…

KOTA at Christmas Time

Jude and his team of chefs have developed this wonderful menu for fine dining restaurant Kota, located in the beautiful Porthleven.  A perfect intimate dining experience to share with your nearest and dearest. Amuse Bouche oooOooo Truffled Jerusalem artichoke soup with cep potato nest oooOooo Citrus cured salmon and confit of salmon with horseradish, beetroot,…

Kota Kai Christmas

Here’s a little menu Jude and the team have cooked up for Christmas celebration parties.  Scrummy!   Christmas Party Menu 2015 Kai seafood chowder with salt hake fritters Smoked Cornish duck breast with Umeboshi plum and fig sauce, pickled Japanese salad Homemade potato gnocchi with curried butternut squash puree, cashew nut and coriander pesto Cornish…

Christmas is coming outside Kota Kai

Sat at the top of the harbour head in the beautifully idyllic cornish fishing port of Porthleven Kota Kai has full advantage of the wonderful views out towards the iconic clock tower and to the swelling Atlantic Ocean beyond.  Today the view is evolving to include the erection of a giant tree ready for the…