Seafood and Eat It – that’s our motto! Pilgrim has played her part in promoting the English Riviera as the UK’s ‘go to’ international seafood destination. We scheduled a special celebratory cruise over the weekend of 21st/22nd September to join in ‘England’s Seafood FEAST Festival’.
Departure was from our home port of Brixham where more seafood is landed than any other port in England. We sailed out of Torbay and round the South Devon area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) to arrive in the historic port of Dartmouth. There we cooked and served our ‘Seafood and Eat It’ special menu for dinner and followed that up with a breakfast to match!
Our Seafood Feast menu featured a crabcake, prawn and crayfish starter (top photo) followed by Tai fish curry (photo above) and finished off with a sumptuous Eton mess. Breakfast the morning after was scallops and bacon brioche (photo below). We thenset sail again and headed back into our home on the English Riviera.
Pilgrim is the oldest surviving sailing trawler that was built and rigged in Brixham and is a living icon of the Victorian fishing heritage that put the port and our locality on the map for generations. The trawling techniques that vessels like Pilgrim pioneered in the 19th century led onto the development of the modern day trawler and the fishing industry that we know today. Pilgrim celebrates her 125th anniversary in 2020.