Simplicity and clever sourcing is the order of the day at the Californian-inspired Darsham Nurseries in Suffolk. Tessa Allingham pays a visit
Even on a day of summer rain, there is more than a sniff of California about Darsham Nurseries. Owner David Keleel is a West Coast native, while head chef Nicola Hordern undertook a stage at Chez Panisse, Berkeley.
Hordern, who trained at Ballymaloe Cookery School in Cork, has run the kitchen since summer 2017, with two other chefs and Jess Avery leading front of house. She explains: "I heard Darsham Nurseries needed a chef, so I knocked on the door. To be honest, there's nowhere else I wanted to work."
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