An evening with Rick Stein

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Rick Stein knows a thing or two about great dining experiences.

Spend the evening with Rick celebrating his favourite dishes, as he shares his enthusiasm, knowledge and anecdotes galore with you, his guests, for a special dinner.

The exclusive 4 course menu is created from new dishes from his latest cookery book, Simple Suppers. Simple dishes done very well and each thoughtfully paired with wines from Charlie.

Join Rick for a one-off evening of wonderful food, wine and anecdotes on Wednesday 15th November here in Sandbanks.

“The idea of supper appealed to me because it suggests an ordinary meal, not trying too hard; maybe something you’re going to turn out while drinking a glass of vinho verde and listening to ‘Once in a Lifetime’ by Talking Heads or ‘Somewhere Down the Crazy River’ by Robbie Robertson. I’ve included the sorts of things I cook just for myself or for me and Sas, after a walk along the Camel Trail in Cornwall – something like chipotle-glazed pork steaks with sweet potato mash.”


Rick’s Simple Supper 2023

The 4-course menu has been created by Rick with each dish being paired with a carefully chosen wine that brings the plate alive. The evening’s focus is on good food and wine, and great conversation with all guests seated in a communal style.

The Menu

Smoked salmon with horseradish cream
Savage Sauvignon Blanc, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Haddock fillets with spring onion, red pepper and lemon
Godello, O Luar do Sil, Valdeorras, Galcia, Spain
Duck breast with spiced plum sauce
“I’m inordinately fond of Peking duck pancakes and the plum sauce which is such an essential part of the dish, so I’ve made a sauce to echo that.”
Soli Pinot Noir, Thracian Valley, Bulgaria
Black forest Eton mess
Brachetto D’Acqui DOCG, Contero, Italy


Wednesday 15th November


Unrivalled sea views over Poole harbour, the perfect spot to enjoy a wine dinner.

Rick Stein's Simple Suppers
Simple Suppers, Rick’s new book, is a collection of stylish, easy recipes for midweek, weekends and every eventuality in between.

 “These are my simple suppers. Recipes that are straightforward and informal – yet effortlessly delicious. The idea of supper appealed to me because it suggests an ordinary meal. When one is trying too hard; maybe something you’re going to cook in your jeans and polo shirt, a glass of Vinho Verde on the worktop


You can look forward to cooking…

  • Suppers for one: Easy croque monsieur, Steak with Chimichurri sauce
  • Suppers for two: Harissa lamb steak with chickpea mash, Aubergine braised with soy & ginger
  • Suppers with friends: Pilaf with buttermilk chicken & pomegranate, Puff pastry fish pie
  • Fast suppers: Sweet potato, chorizo & sweetcorn tacos, Baked portobello mushrooms with Dolcelatte & walnuts
  • One-pot suppers: Coconut prawn curry, Wild garlic & broad bean risotto
  • Veggie suppers: Vegetable bourguignon with dumplings, Spaghetti with courgettes, rosemary and ricotta

Pre-order a signed copy direct from Padstow for delivery on publication date, 26th October.

In 1975, Rick co-founded The Seafood Restaurant with Jill Stein.

Rick Stein is a British chef, restaurateur, cookery book author and television presenter. He has written over 25 cookery books, a memoir and made over 30 programmes including 12 cookery series. In 2018 Rick was awarded a CBE for Services to the Economy. He has cooked for The Queen and Prince Philip, Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher, French President, Jacques Chirac and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Rick divides his time between his businesses with his wife, Sarah between Padstow, London and Australia.

Rick is best known for a love of fresh, simple seafood and made his name in the 90s with his earliest books and television series based on his life as chef and owner of The Seafood Restaurant in the fishing port of Padstow. As he said at the time “nothing is more exhilarating than fresh fish simply cooked” – an ethos he has both lived and run his restaurants by. Since then this has grown to include 10 restaurants, 40 hotel rooms, self-catering accommodation, four shops and a cookery school as well as an online business including Stein’s at Home food boxes and Stein’s Online Fishmongers. The Stein business now employs over 650 and extends beyond Cornwall with restaurants in Winchester, Sandbanks, Marlborough and Barnes in London. Rick is still at the helm The Rick Stein Group with his ex-wife Jill and their three sons, Edward, Jack and Charlie all involved too.

Rick is also famed for his pairing of food and travel in TV shows near and far like: Secret FranceRoad to Mexico and Venice to Istanbul. During COVID, unable to travel abroad he made a series called Rick Stein’s Cornwall which aired in January 2021, it proved so popular that the BBC immediately commissioned a second series, which also achieved excellent viewing figures in January 2022 and series three followed in February 2023.