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Tom Sellers Hosts Six-Week Carbis Bay Residency With Sustainable Edge


Join Michelin chef Tom Sellers as he heads to the Cornish coast for a six-week residency with a sustainable twist this August


That summer staycation in Cornwall is about to get even more appealing. This August, the entire team of Michelin-starred Restaurant Story will be moving to Carbis Bay for a special six-week residency.

They’re heading down south in a bid to help clean up the ocean, as critically acclaimed chef, Tom Sellers, closes up shop at his Michelin-starred London establishment and heads to the scenic Cornish coast.

Titled Story by the Sea, this exciting project will offer foodies far more than just a taste of Restaurant Story’s exceptional cuisine at the luxury Carbis Bay hotel.

Over the course of the pop-up, the team will also work with creative ocean campaigners, Parley, to remove 50 metric tonnes of plastic from the oceans.

Set on the privately-owned Blue Flag beach, visitors will be able to book for lunch or dinner seven days a week from August 2nd until September 14th.

Golden sand beaches and gourmet dishes – what could be dreamier?

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Enjoy unique five or six-course menu inspired by the ocean and created using all that Carbis Bay and the surrounding area have to offer.

Sink your teeth into the likes of Crab Tart, Lobster & Leek, and Lemon Sherbet, plus plenty more. As well as the bites, there’s a specially-crafted cocktail menu too.

Known for its outstanding cuisine, masterful execution, and playful creativity, Story by the Sea guarantees an unforgettable UK getaway this summer.


Life’s a beach`


It’s also an opportunity to wage war on plastic. Tom Sellers will be launching an exciting collaboration with Parley at the pop-up to help clean up the ocean.

Parley have teamed up with leading contemporary artists such as Doug Aitken, Jenny Holzer and Julian Schnabel to create a series of limited-edition upcycled tote bags made from intercepted plastic bottles.

The bags will be presented to guests at the end of their meal at Story by the Sea, resulting in 50 tonnes of marine plastic waste being removed from the oceans.

Image shows Carbis Bay hotel

The bags will also be available to purchase from the Story website for £15 with all proceeds going to help ocean clean up.

Every sale will lead to the removal of 10 kilograms of marine plastic waste.

Speaking of the motivation behind the project, Sellers said, “I have always had the fondest memories of the seaside and a very loving relationship with our oceans.

The ocean is a magical gift we have been given, along with everything found within it, and I feel extremely lucky to have this opportunity to cook within Carbis Bay.

The ocean and all that surrounds it will shape our vision for the menu’s creative process and cooking style.”

Make it happen
Where: Carbis Bay, Saint Ives TR26 2NP
When: 2nd August – 14th September 2019.
Wallet: £95pp for lunch for 5 courses and for £125pp dinner for 6 courses excluding service charge.
How: Reservations are available now by contacting the Carbis Bay Hotel on 01736 795311 or via this link.


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