Dewsall Court’s dinner party series is now well underway with a successful launch of Romy Gill, Masterchef judge and restauranteur starting off proceedings in October. Dewsall continues its Masterchef theme with recent winner Ping Coombes on 17th November. If you’re looking for a fantastic start to a long weekend get away, Dewsall Court has all the answers.
Ping won MasterChef 2014, stunning the judges with food inspired by her Malaysian heritage.
Born and raised in the town of Ipoh in Malaysia, which is famous for its pomelo fruit, chicken noodles, rice and Ipoh white coffee, Ping grew up with amazing food around her and was inspired by her mother’s cookery. She began to inherit traditional skills, starting with the basics – how to hold the ‘wok chan’ (the ladle). Perhaps most inspiring to Ping was her mother’s way of showing love and passion through cooking, something which is hugely important in Ping’s food ethos.
This passion was apparent during MasterChef, and since being crowned winner Ping has become a Malaysia Kitchen Ambassador, promoting Malaysian food around the UK and abroad. She has given talks about Malaysian food at the World Economic Forum in Davos, appeared at Malaysia Nights in Trafalgar Square, and other festivals including Taste of London, and is involved in MasterChef pop ups in Asia.
Ping works with premium ski operator Scott Dunn in designing their winter and summer menus, and trains their chefs. She recently launched Chairman Ping, a street food and catering company specialising in steamed baos.
Ping appears in The Good Food Channel’s John Torode’s Malaysian Adventure to be broadcast this year, and recently made videos for Videojug’s food channel Scoff. Ping’s first book Malaysia: Recipes from a Family Kitchen has been published to critical acclaim!
Ping’s Menu at Dewsall Court:
Chargrilled Chicken, Crispy Duck Egg, Kohlrabi and Apple Slaw, Proper Peanut Sauce
Malaysian Mutton Curry, Turmeric Rice, Chargrilled Spring Onions, Pickled shallots and green chillies
Lychee and Kaffir Lime Pop
Gooey Chocolate Brownie, Banana Spring Rolls, Peanut Butter Mousse
How do I book?
Tickets: £57 per person
B&B available at £125pp for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Timings: Arrive to Dewsall from 7pm on 17th November for an arrival Chase cocktail (included in the ticket price) and sit down at 8pm.
Contact: Dewsall Court or 01432 355 058