You say potato – we say ‘Jersey Royal’
When driving around St. Ouen, look out for roadside veg stalls, honesty boxes and paper bags. These are very likely to hold treasured Jersey Royal potatoes, and there’s nothing quite like trying these buttery gems straight from the source.
If you’re in St. Brelade, Me and the Farmer is another gem. Islanders rave about the traditional pork pies, but you’ll also find a tempting range of flavoured sausages, including the Jersey lavender. Or, if you’re planning a beach BBQ or a picnic in St Helier, follow the locals to the Central and Beresford Street Markets and fill your hamper with delicious home-grown produce.
Of course, all these culinary adventures may leave you feeling thirsty. Venture north into the beautiful Jersey countryside to La Mare Wine Estate in St. Mary. Although it seems hidden away, it’s a welcoming working winery offering tours and tastings – or just a scenic walk amongst the vines.
It’s a big year for The Atlantic Hotel. As well as foodie festival host, 2019 sees this Jersey landmark celebrate its 25th anniversary with Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Making this the perfect time for raising a glass of (locally produced) sparkling wine.