Rick Stein Flavours & Cornwall Tastes Come to Hammersmith

While a trip to Padstow, Cornwall might feel like a bit of schlep for an indulgent fish dinner, Sam’s Riverside in Hammersmith might be more achievable… 

Photo: Sam’s Riverside

This November Stephane Delourme, Group Head Chef of Rick Stein Restaurants, teams up with Sam Harrison and Ashley Tinoco – Sam’s Riverside owner and head chef respectively – to create a a series of culinary events at the Thames-side brassiere.

Originally scheduled for 2020 but postponed for the obvious reasons, the services will start with a dinner on Tuesday, November 16, followed by lunch and dinner on Wednesday, November 17 and Thursday, November 18.

The four-course menu will include dishes by both chefs and will make the most of seasonal produce from local suppliers including Carlingford Oysters, Gusbourne English sparkling and Phoenix Farm in White City.

The menu includes such delights as queen scallops and salpicon dressing; razor clams, Cornish white crab meat, jamón Ibérico de Bellota; and Tronçon of Cornish turbot, girolles and chicken jus.

Guests are welcomed with canapes and a glass of Gusbourne English sparkling on arrival and can try half a dozen Carlingford oysters or three cheeses as an optional add-on.

Sam Harrison worked as General Manager at Rick & Jill Stein’s The Seafood Restaurant in Padstow from 1997-2001, during which time Stephane was Head Chef, and they have remained close friends.

Speaking about the upcoming events, Sam said: ‘I am so excited to welcome Stephane to Sam’s Riverside, especially after having cancelled the events last year. We had such a great time working together in Padstow – a Frenchman and a Londoner doing our thing in Cornwall! Twenty years later and here we are, with the same passion for hospitality and food.’

When: Dinner November 16-18; lunch November 17-18
Price: £90pp with an optional wine pairing for £30. Add 6 Carlingford oysters for £19.50; three cheeses for £13 
Booking: Call 020 8237 1020 or email reservations@samsriverside.co.uk
Address: 1 Crisp Walk, Hammersmith W6 9DN
Website: samsriverside.co.uk