The Terrace Restaurant is a beautiful location to enjoy local ingredients fused with Spanish head chef Joe Lado-Devesa’s skill and passion. With a heritage in Galicia and training in some of the finest kitchens in Europe the food is always of the highest calibre, combining classic styles with a contemporary twist.
Owing to that aforementioned Spanish heritage you can eat the most authentic Mediterranean food in Cornwall at The Terrace Restaurant, with Joe’s dishes using fresh local producers to create beautiful mains and ‘real’ tapas.
From next week, The Terrace will be hosting occasional, one-off tapas nights. They are an opportunity to sample authentic Spanish tapas in relaxed and ambient surroundings overlooking the sea. For ten pounds per head you’ll enjoy up to seven tapas dishes, with the night’s menu released that morning.
Our first night will be Wednesday 20th April 2016.
To whet your appetite here is a recipe for one of our most popular tapas…Serrano Croquettes
Makes 8 portions
60g unsalted butter
60ml olive oil
120g plain flour
1 medium onion – very finely diced
1 litre whole milk
250g Serrano ham – diced
Ingredients for breading
Melt the butter and warm the oil in a medium-sized pan over a medium/high heat.
Add the onion and Serrano ham and saute for a few minutes.
Add the plain flour and stir continuously so not to burn.
Add the milk little by little until fully incorporated.
Remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
Put the ham mixture in a greased bowl and leave to rest in the fridge overnight.
The next day put the flour and breadcrumbs into two separate bowls and beat the eggs in a third bowl.
Roll the ham mixture into logs and roll each one in each of the three bowls – first the flour, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs.
Shallow fry the croquettes in a pan of oil until golden brown.