Written by John Butterworth
Over 70 guests enjoyed an evening With Ken Hom OBE at the Sandbanks Hotel in Poole.
On Saturday 20th May 2017, Ken Hom OBE came to the Sandbanks Hotel to celebrate ‘Ocean Palace at Sandbanks’ Chinese restaurant’a first year anniversary. The evening was a huge success – after mingling during drinks and canapés Ken welcomed guests into the restaurant to enjoy a three-course banquet that he designed himself.
Between the main course and dessert, the celebrity chef talked about his restaurant in Rio, his work with humanitarian charity Action Against Hunger and of the inspiration for the menu, which will be served in the restaurant in the months to come. Ken, who flew in from his home in Paris, said: “I have curated this menu with the changing seasons in mind – the oxtail to fend off cooler evenings, the prawns with honey-glazed walnuts are really sweet and summery, and it is the first time I have brought the crispy Hong Kong shrimp paste chicken to the UK!”
The Hotel Manager, Andy Woodland, said: “Mr Hom is very close to so many people’s hearts – the evening sold out in a matter of days. He was so charming to the guests and circulated throughout the evening talking to everyone as they enjoyed his delicious banquet. With this evening being such a success we look forward to introducing many more ‘Evenings with…’ in the months to come in Ocean Palace at Sandbanks.”
During the evening two titles from Ken’s catalogue of books were put up for sale and over £450 was raised for Action Against Hunger.
Ocean Palace at Sandbanks opened at the Sandbanks Hotel in June 2016 as a ‘pop-up’ and is now a permanent feature in the hotel – open for lunch and dinner throughout the week, overlooking the Blue Flag Sandbanks Beach.
Fancy trying this new menu inspired by Ken Hom? Call to book your table 01202 707377.
“I love cooking with other chefs and it has been a privilege to cook with Ping and the Ocean Palace team on the water’s edge!”
Open for lunch and dinner throughout the week, overlooking the Blue Flag Sandbanks Beach.
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