Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa has announced the launch of its new fine dining restaurant, Cambium.
The restaurant at the 77-bedroom boutique pays homage to its beautiful New Forest location in every aspect of the new menu and design.
Headed up by Australian chef Paul Peters, who has worked with some of the top chefs in the industry including John Burton-Race and Marco Pierre White, Peters joins Careys from the Black Swan in North Yorkshire.
The launch menu includes a tasting menu of six courses, starting with scallops with pan fried celeriac, pear, candied hazelnuts and celery cross, and ending with a dark chocolate pave with caramelised banana and a thyme and honey ice cream.
The new design and forest-chic interior of Cambium is the creation of local mother and daughter team Sue and Bonnie Stowell from Hampshire. Local artists Joy Porter was responsible for hand painting native English trees trailing around the restaurant walls complete with forest birds, to create a striking new look.
“Our new restaurant reflects our special location and fulfils our mission to combine peaceful and relaxed refinement with excellence,” says director of sales and marketing, Mark Seamer. “The design brings the calm beauty of the forest environment into the interior and offers diners the best of the local harvest presented in a delicious and contemporary fashion.
“We are confident that this holistic approach together with chef Paul Peters’ passion for local, seasonal and ethical produce will encourage guests from across Hampshire and much further afield, to join us for lunch or dinner or maybe a longer stay and enjoy the special experience of this landmark, forest-chic restaurant,” Seamer concludes.
The restaurant’s name reflects the evolving character of the restaurant. Cambium are the rings found inside a tree – the thin layers of cells from which new bark and wood cells grow. It is intended that the menu at the restaurant will evolve and regenerate, embracing the produce of the seasons and showcasing the rich natural resources abundant in the local area.