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The Old Crown Coaching Inn

 La Chef de las Flores 
30th September, 2023. 7pm. 

September 13th, 2023 Mataphero Wine Tasting Evening. (New Zealand Wine) and tasting menu.

Collaboration Pictures

Chef Samuel Squires and Catalonian Chef Iolanda Bustos delivered an unforgettable culinary experience, showcasing their dedication to sustainability and innovation. Guests savored an exquisite 8-course tasting menu, each dish a masterpiece of flavor and creativity. It was a night filled with great food, fine wine, and a profound respect for the environment—a true celebration of gastronomy and sustainability.

Foraging & flower expert Chef Iolanda Bustos and Chef Samuel Squires Collaboration
30th September, 2023, 7pm.

We are absolutely thrilled to unveil our upcoming Chef Collaboration, a culinary event that promises to be nothing short of extraordinary. Chef Samuel Squires is delighted to extend a warm invitation to the legendary Catalonian Chef Iolanda Bustos, and together, they will transform The Old Crown Coaching Inn into a gastronomic haven.


This unique collaboration is a celebration of sustainability, harmonising the art of foraging for exquisite ingredients with the creation of an exquisite 8-course fine-dining tasting experience. Expect an unforgettable evening that fuses the expertise of these two culinary maestros into an exploration of flavors, techniques, and a profound respect for the environment. Join us as we embark on this remarkable journey of taste and sustainability.

Meet The Chefs


Chef Iolanda Bustos

She feels like a daughter of her landscape, having been born in Palafrugell in 1976 and growing up in Palau-Sator. Her culinary journey, guided by her farmer-shepherd father and Andalusian mother, led her to become known as "the flower chef" and embrace a naturalistic cooking style that connects people with nature and its flavors.

View Menu below.


Chef Samuel Squires

Samuel Squires, previously head chef at the AA rosette-awarded restaurant Hibiscus in Northampton, with an impressive culinary background at esteemed establishments like the 5-star Grove Hotel in Watford, The Ritz in London, and the prestigious 3 Michelin-starred Remy, is an ideal collaborator for Iolanda Bustos, given her dedication to naturalistic cuisine and innovative culinary approach.

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