Join us, on what will hopefully be a lovely summer’s evening, for our July Pop Up restaurant with Chef Martin Carabott. Taking place in the Tasting Room situated in the heart of the Estate with stunning views of the Vineyard and the South Downs.
Martin, 27, started cooking professionally at the age of 16, having studied at the Institute of Tourism Studies in Malta, his home country. During this time, he was picked to join the National Culinary Team to represent Malta in international competitions. He also spent a year’s internship at the Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland, where he returned after graduating.
At Gleneagles, he completed stages in the two Michelin starred restaurant Andrew Fairlie. He also competed in and was successful in various national culinary events, before moving to London to work at the Lanesborough Hotel’s Michelin starred Apsley’s restaurant, then run by Heinz Beck, holder of three Michelin stars at his La Pergola restaurant in Rome.
Leaving Apsley’s, he then joined The Royal Automobile Club to work in the fine dining restaurant with Executive Chef Philip Corrick. At the club, Martin worked his way up to Senior Sous Chef and participated in prestigious events such as The Craft Guild of Chefs National Chef of the Year, placing third in the final in 2015. He also won the CSMA of Great Britain Award for Culinary Excellence and achieved the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Award of Excellence in 2014, which led to him staging at the two Michelin starred Le Manor aux Quat Saison in Oxfordshire.
In 2016, Martin competed in three of the biggest culinary competitions in the UK: The Roux Scholarship, the National Chef of the Year, in both of which he was a finalist, and the British Culinary Federation Chef of the Year which he won.
He currently works with Isaac McHale, chef at the one Michelin starred The Clove Club in Shoreditch, (no.26 on the World’s 50 best restaurants list) at his new restaurant Luca, opened November 2016 which is modern British/Italian cuisine.
The evening will commence at 7.30pm when you will be welcomed with a glass of English sparkling wine. You will then be guided through a five-course tasting menu. Each course has a wine pairing should you choose to purchase a wine flight with your food ticket.
Location. The Tasting Room, Rathfinny Wine Estate, Alfriston, BN26 5TU