In this series I feature some of my favourite travel, food and interiors writers, photographers and style conscious travellers, as I set out to uncover some of their best discoveries and travel tips both at home and away.
This month I’m in conversation with award winning Chef and Gastropub director Emily Scott.
I trained as a chef in London and France and worked for 3 years in Burgundy, classical training that forms the backbone of my cooking style today.
For me, food is all about family and friends around the table. Delicious flavours evoking memories in a similar way that listening to music does.
At 23 I moved to Cornwall where I successfully ran Harbour Restaurant in Port Isaac which I later sold to Nathan Outlaw and embarked on the massive challenge of taking the St Tudy Inn from a local pub to an award winning foodie destination.
WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU ONLINE?
WHERE IS HOME FOR YOU?
Cornwall where the sky meets the sea or Bordeaux the most wonderful city that I love.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD?
So lucky to live in Cornwall - St Tudy is 6 miles inland so best of both worlds, country life with the seaside a stones throw away.
ANY LOCAL GEMS?
Harlyn Bay the most beautiful part of Cornwall and a place we love.
WHERE ARE YOUR FAVOURITE PLACES TO EAT IN THE UK?
The Seahorse, Dartmouth
WHERE WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO EAT YOUR LAST SUPPER AND WHAT WOULD YOU ORDER?
Le Petite Commerce, a wonderful fish restaurant in Bordeaux. On a warm Summer’s evening in the bustle of the city for supper with friends (followed by drinks at La Comtesse!)
WHICH WAS YOUR BEST EVER UK HOTEL/ACCOMMODATION AND WHAT MADE IT SPECIAL?
The Pig at Coombe I love the relaxed stylish feel, a place you can get lost in.
WHICH UK HOTEL/ACCOMMODATION IS ON YOUR LUST LIST?
WHICH WAS YOUR BEST EVER EUROPEAN HOTEL/ACCOMMODATION AND WHAT MADE IT SPECIAL?
Casa Blanca a very fine bed and breakfast in the heart of Les Chartrons, Bordeaux. A beautiful building where the attention to detail is wonderful.
A SPECIAL TRAVEL MEMORY?
Travelling to Bordeaux to surprise Mark for his last Harvest at Chateau Civrac. Mark had no idea I was going, our friend Philippe helped keep the secret and I surprised Mark in the beautiful Jardin du publique. A wonderful moment.
WHAT’S IN YOUR HAND LUGGAGE?
Trinny stacks, favourite book, Happy plugs earphones, Anna Walker purse, Stone Journal notebook, pen.
WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING ON YOUR TRAVELS?
Our House by Louise Candlish and Period Power by Maisie Hill
WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY LISTENING TO ON YOUR TRAVELS?
I love Desert Island Discs listening to inspiring people and their lives through music.
WHAT IS THE BEST SOUVENIR YOU HAVE BROUGHT HOME FROM A TRIP?
Shells from the beach in Arcachon
Thank You Emily!
Emily was recently named in the top 100 most influential women in the hospitality industry for the second year running.
Named best chef in the South West by Food magazine.
This year St Tudy Inn was No. 24, the highest climber in Estrella’s Top 50 Gastro Pubs and has received a Michelin Bib Gourmand for the third year running.
New for 2019 St Tudy Inn was runner up in GQ Magazine Food and Drink Awards, and Emily is shortlisted for *chef to watch* in the National Restaurant Awards 2019.
The St Tudy Inn can be found in the heart of the Cornish countryside and also has 4 bedrooms giving guests the opportunity to take full advantage of the welcoming hospitality on offer.