Caines set for the summer

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Ahead of the imminent summer season, Michael Caines has now fully re-opened his Cornish restaurants – The Cove at Maenporth and The Harbourside Refuge in Porthleven – complete with new menus and team appointments.

Chef owner, Michael Caines, said: “Our new menus are focused on championing the very best of Cornish and south west produce through an a la carte menu offering two or three courses served at lunch and dinner, alongside a seven-course tasting menu.

“The change allows for us address the challenges currently faced across the industry with regards to staffing, rising food costs and the sourcing of quality produce, and will ensure that we can continue to deliver excellent local produce with warm hospitality.”

The Cove at Maenporth is now being overseen by Kris Kirsimagi, who joins as restaurant manager from Bustopher Jones in Truro. Michael Caines’ group executive chef Stuart Shaw has brought his wealth of experience and curated the new season menus.

Meanwhile, The Harbourside Refuge in Porthleven recently welcomed local, Simon Wilson, as restaurant manager, arriving from Clowance Luxury Self Catering.

Across the wider Collection which includes Lympstone Manor, Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant and Café Patisserie Glacerie in Devon, Stuart Shaw has joined as group executive chef, working with Caines to oversee and ensure that his vision and strategy across the whole business is implemented.

Shaw comes with a wealth of experience, having previously worked at two 2AA Rosette restaurants including St Michael’s Resort, Le Manor aux quat Saison and Calcot Manor in Tetbury. He will also be working with newly-promoted Cornwall operations manager, Andrew Griffiths who was the formerly the restaurant manager at The Harbourside Refuge.

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