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Michel Roux Jr in residence at Cobblers Cove, Barbados

7th October 2013 Print
Michel Roux Jr

Michel Roux Jr will be in residence at Cobblers Cove in Barbados between 9 and 18 January 2014. Michel, who has run Le Gavroche since 1991 and is a judge and presenter on BBC Masterchef, will be cooking a series of lunches and dinners as well as doing cookery demonstrations and book signings.

The Executive Chef of Cobblers Cove, Michael Harrison, was born and raised on the island before training under Michel Roux Jr at Le Gavroche.  Chef Michael started cooking at the age of 12, while his mother went to work as a cane cutter in the sugar cane industry. He studied at culinary college in Barbados and had his very first job as a waiter at Cobblers Cove, because there were no vacancies in the kitchen. He returned to the hotel as Executive Chef last year.

Whilst he's at Cobblers Cove, Chef Michel will visit the vegetable and fish market and Chef Michael's favourite street food stalls and will create menus using local seasonal items such as eddoes, yams, breadfruit, mangos, sweet potatoes, mahi mahi, snapper, kingfish and lobster.

Cobblers Cove is the only member of Relais and Chateaux in Barbados and has recently introduced some gourmet experiences for its guests, which include visits to the markets, local street food stalls, fishing with the hotel's fisherman Barker and learning to cook your catch the Bajan way.

Michel Roux Jr will cook lunch on 9, 15, 16, 17 January and a gala dinner on Saturday 11 January. Chef Michel and Chef Michael will collaborate on two food and wine pairing dinners, lunch on Sunday 12 January and a gala dinner on Saturday 18 January. All are open to non-guests.

British Airways offer seven nights at Cobblers Cove in Barbados from £2,449 per person, based two adults sharing in January. The price includes return flights from Gatwick and accommodation with breakfast. For reservations visit  A two course lunch at Cobblers Cove costs around 100 Barbados Dollars per person (£30).

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