Duchy Opera returned to Park House on the outskirts of Truro on the first weekend in July for another year of the wonderful Park House Opera. This year the performance was a double bill of Cavalleria Rusticana (the incredibly moving and dramatic Italian opera that featured in the final Godfather film) and Trial by Jury (another entertaining and comic Gilbert and Sullivan opera) and we were delighted to cook for the Gala nights on Friday and Saturday. We planned and served a seasonal Italian menu, and really enjoyed another year of being involved with this fantastic, atmospheric and entertaining evening in Cornwall’s summer calendar.
Lemon arancini – truffle mayo
Goats cheese Cannoli – red onion chutney
Pickled sardines – pine nuts, orange & raisins
Pesto Trapanese bruschetta
Stuffed courgette with chilli & garlic
Rolled pork loin stuffed with orange, fennel & pancetta served with polenta with roasted green salsa
Caponata served with same sides
If you missed out this year, then plan ahead to get a ticket for next summer’s performance of Die Fledermaus, a rumbustious drunken tale of the shenanigans at a Viennese costume ball. Early Bird tickets will go on sale before Christmas, and you can find out more about Park House Opera here.