Friday is Fish Day in St Agnes
By NigelB | Monday, September 24, 2012, 16:02
If you believe the rumours the tradition of eating fish on a Friday has it's origins in the middle-ages when a papal decree was issued in an attempt to prop up a declining Roman fishing industry.
Whether fiction or not, it doesn't alter the fact that a fish supper and Fridays just seem to go hand in hand.
The Driftwood Spars in St Agnes is set to celebrate all things fishy with a weekly dining experience that starts on Friday, September 28.
Fish Fridays as they are being affectionately called will see diners enjoy communal dishes including lobster, scallops, salt fish of the day, mussels and a host of other briny delights, depending on what is fresh and locally available.
Louise Treseder, landlady for the Driftwood Spars says "We want this to be a fun way of dining with friends.
"It will have a very continental feel, evoking similar dining experiences such as fish tapas in Galacia or the incredible seafood platters to be found near the Grande Place in Brussels, but done the Cornish way.
"Our head chef Geoff Ketterer has been busy creating amazing dishes that are perfect to share between groups of four or six, in much the same way as people swap and share Chinese food or a curry".
Accompanied by a selection of wines from around the world and local beers, including the pub's own range of hand crafted Cornish ales, Fish Friday will appeal to ofishionados and hungry diners alike.
And if it does a little bit to help out the Cornish fishing industry at the same time then that can't be a bad thing now can it?