Tom Barnes x Ben Wilkinson at The Pass
Join us at The Pass for the finale of the Table Talk Foundation Sussex Showcase, sponsored by Harwoods Group and Ridgeview Wine Estate, created by guest chef Tom Barnes and resident chef Ben Wilkinson.
Price – £230pp (includes 7 course tasting menu, glass of Ridgeview sparkling wine, other drinks sold separately)
Tom Barnes, L’Enclume, Three Michelin Stars ***
Tom Barnes is known for his intuitive cooking style and appreciation for seasonal ingredients. His work as executive chef for Simon Rogan’s three Michelin-starred L’Enclume, one Michelin-starred Rogan & Co, Henrock, and Home by Simon Rogan has been instrumental to the group’s success.
Tom has won The Roux Scholarship and wowed on BBC2’s Great British Menu, where he won the main course at the final banquet. Tom can also be found at several festivals and events such as Wilderness, Royal Ascot, The Big Feastival and chef collaborations around the country.
Ben Wilkinson, The Pass at South Lodge Hotel
Ben’s first foray into the kitchen was two decades ago, when he began working at a golf course restaurant in Derbyshire, which then lead onto his role at The Windows at The Hilton Park Lane in London, before taking up a role in Netherlands at a boutique hotel restaurant in the Hague called Savelberg. It was here that Ben got his first taste for Michelin-level cooking. When returning to the UK he joined the team at Holbeck Ghyll in Windemere for two years, followed by a year at Daniel Clifford’s Midsummer House before returning to Holbeck for another year.
Ben joined The Pass following his success at The Cottage in the Wood, a Michelin starred restaurant with rooms in the Lake District.