November 20, 2019

Validation Dinner: Sam Shone

Congratulations to Sam Shone on his successful validation dinner. His validation took place on the 16th of November in Brighton. The role of the jury members was to try the private chef dining experience and evaluate the menu prepared by the chef.

The Chef

Before his culinary exploits, Sam worked in publishing but in 2016 he left this behind and started training at the prestigious Leith’s School of Food and Wine in London. Sam has an array of impressive experience at renowned vegetarian restaurant ‘Ceremony’ and at Michelin starred Ockenden Manor in Sussex. He describes his style as Modern, beautiful and un-fussy noting his appreciation for depth of flavour and varied textures. Sam works to create individual, bespoke menus that make experiences unique and memorable. He believes that simplicity is key and the best dishes balance flavour and texture without over-shadowing the quality and natural flavours of the main ingredient. Sam prides himself in a relaxed style of dining that does not leave guest hungry with small portions but instead impressed by his uncomplicated culinary creations.

The Menu


Hand dived scallops with grapefruit butter


Heritage tomatoes, burrata and mango and chilli dressing


Lime and coconut cod with a pea and lemongrass velouté


Lamb with anchovy sauce, cavolo nero with lemon and capers, caramelised baby onions and smoked aubergine puree


Rib of beef, pomme Anna, carrot puree and red wine jus


Blackberry tea panna cotta

‘Fantastic menu with lots of variety and incredible use of flavours! Every course was beautifully presented and cooked to perfection. You can tell that Sam put a lot of thought and effort into each dish. I would recommend Sam to anyone planning a dinner party with La Belle Assiette.’

‘What a special evening from our lovely host and Chef Sam Shone. Each course was a piece of art and delicious. Thank you Chef! Fantastic quality with time and effort behind each course. 24 hour beef was a favourite among many. It was a perfect Saturday night!’

Sam’s exciting menu made for an exceptional evening. His expertise and professionalism resulted in an unforgettable and delicious dinner.

As a result, we are happy to announce the validation of Chef Sam Shone and know you would be in the best hands for your next dinner party! To view his menus, check out his profile: Sam Shone

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