Lobster and Crab Feast, Clovelly, Sunday 5th September
PUBLISHED: 16:55 08 September 2010 | UPDATED: 17:48 20 February 2013
The Lobster and Crab Feast, which was held in support of the National Lobster Hatchery (NLH) in Padstow again attracted a good number of bon viveurs down to Clovelly quay this weekend.
Clovelly fishermen are sustainability-minded, especially with regard to their lobsters and crabs. It was therefore a particular pleasure to have the National Lobster Hatchery use this event torelease a total number of588baby lobsters intoClovelly bayto help maintain and buildstocks.
At the heart of the NLH's work is their lobster restocking project whereby local fishermen bring 'pregnant' female lobsters to the Hatchery so that their delicate offspring are given a better chance in life by being raised in captivity without predators. These young lobsters are thengrown to a size where they can bereturned to the sea and look after themselves.
Plenty of fresh live and cooked lobsters and crabs were sold and theoutdoor kitchens were kept busy serving lobster chowder,seafood risotto and stir-fryswhile theRed Lionoffereddelicious platters of lobster, crab and seafood with a complimentary glass of champagnein the restaurant and bar.
Charles Steevenson Wines of Tavistock brought along a variety of winesto taste and buy and alsoran the Champagne magnum prize draw.
Halfway Harmony, Fifers Ruse and Wren Music provided some lively folk music and visitors were further entertained byStiltskin's pirate walkabout and lobster hypnotist, Felicity Sylvester.
Childrenwere delighted with Professor Goodvibes' Worryknobblers workshop and story-telling and manyhad their faces imaginativelypainted by Sonya, a Clovelly resident professionalface painter. They also enjoyed Dave Hendy's balloon modelling and magic and the children's craft activities provided byNorth DevonAreas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which was agreat opportunity for them to chat to the parents and onlookers about their work.
The prize draw for a magnum of champagnewas won by Vanessa Whipp of WoolacombewhileAnnie Jennings of Bideford won the 'Guess the weight of the lobster' competition to win a prize lobster. 'Pick a Number to win 25' was won by Paula Taylor of Leicester whogenerously donated her prize money to the National Lobster Hatchery.And The Clovelly Estate Company will also give agenerous contribution to the National Lobster Hatcheryfrom the day's proceeds.