Goodwood’s Farmer, Butcher, Chef restaurant celebrates young chef, Isabella Raccagna
A special evening was held on Wednesday 17th July at Goodwood’s Farmer, Butcher, Chef restaurant to celebrate young chef, Isabella Raccagna, who recently won Young Sussex Chef of the Year – the first female to win the award.
After serving up a superb menu against fierce competition in a ‘MasterChef’ style cook-off against five other highly talented rivals, Isabella was crowned the winner. The judging panel included the nationally acclaimed chef and Great British Menu Winner, Matt Gillan
The evening was hosted supported by the Duke and Duchess of Richmond and Isabella’s 3 course menu was enjoy by a group of over 12 including press, restaurateurs and chefs a like.
For her starter Isabella used locally foraged sea herbs with a citrus cured sea bream served with pickled red cabbage, pickled shimeji mushrooms and a cabbage gel. This was followed with a pan fried bavette, cooked in dripping with mushroom ketchup and wild garlic served with baby Jerusalem artichokes and oyster mushrooms.
For dessert Isabella delivered a challenging unique twist with an apple and cherry blossom sorbet, rosemary crumble served with Chantilly cream parfait.
Receiving her award Isabella said: “I am completely speechless, and that is surprising for me. I just want to keep doing what I’m doing and get better at producing tasty food and making it look great.”