The Angel

The Angel

Summary

'An amazing talent, she has a very balanced palette and understanding of flavours as well as technique, which produces some pretty impeccable cooking.' Tom Aikens

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Elly has the unique ability to combine recognisable and beautiful ingredients and turn them into showstoppers ... To now see all her beautiful dishes laid out in her debut cookbook makes me very proud, watching how she's quietly got on with it, got her head down and carved an impeccable reputation for herself and The Angel of Dartmouth.' Paul Ainsworth

A star of the South West cookery scene, Elly was a finalist on BBC's Masterchef: The Professionals in 2016 and has represented the South West on the Great British Menu and Channel 4's Best of Britain by the Sea.

Since 2018, Elly has been Head and now Executive Head Chef at the iconic Angel restaurant on Dartside in the stunning Dartmouth harbour. The book includes a history of the restaurant and its famous chefs including Joyce Molyneux, the ground breaking Michelin-starred chef of the Hole in Wall in Bath and The Carved Angel.

Elly champions local, fresh, seasonal and sustainable ingredients and, like Joyce, she and her team work in an open kitchen so that diners can enjoy the full experience of her exquisite fine dining and tasting menus. This selection of her stunning recipes includes canapés, starters, amuse bouches, main courses, pre desserts, desserts and petit fours for each season using the best Devon produce. She is inspired by Joyce's menus and local favourites, including the famous Dartmouth Pie. Dishes range from Free Dived Scallops with Cucumber Butter and Pickled Mustard Seed, to Ruby Red Beef Fillet with Carmelised Onion, Horseradish Buttermilk and Red Wine Jus. Try Cod Brandade with Malt Vinegar Jam, followed by Devonshire Lamb Loin with Brown Butter Artichokes and Sauce Picante, and a stunning range of deserts including Roasted Coffee Parfait, Mascarpone and White Chocolate Granita and her lauded 'Penny Black' dessert.

Reviews

  • 'I have to say that for someone so young she is an amazing talent, she has a very balanced palette and understanding of flavours as well as technique, which produces some pretty impeccable cooking that is, some could say, rather heavenly.'
    Tom Aikens

About the author

Elly Wentworth

Elly Wentworth, Head Chef at The Angel and representative of the South West on the BBC's Great British Menu, has been cooking since she was 13 and studied Professional Cookery at City College Plymouth. She is the Winner of South West Chef of the Year 2014, and Winner of South West Young Professional Chef of the Year 2012 and 2014.
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