Steve Miller takes us around his chilled Cornwall dining delights
A record that always reminds you of Ibiza ?
Miro – Emotions of Paradise.
Your perfect breakfast would be…
A pint of warm filtered water with the juice of an organic lemon. It wakes up the system and alkalises the body, completely sorted until lunchtime.
The most unusual thing I have ever eaten…
Freshly caught Sea Urchin, delicious.
The dish that reminds me of my childhood
Vindaloo and Bombay Duck, what was I thinking?
Who taught you to cook?
Mostly I am self taught but if I’m eating out and something surprises me I’ll ask the chef how he did it, they love to talk about their work and are generous with advice. Working in different countries has given me a broad palette of food science.
Your favourite 3 restaurants in your home town/city
The Cove at Maenporth beach for tapas with a difference…great owners, great view.
Porthminster Beach Café at St Ives especially out of season (it’s quieter) – Cornish/Japanese fusion, very cool staff, the vibe is happy.
Wildebeest Café Bar Falmouth. Understated, friendly, superb vegan food with a Japanese influence such as Raw Pad Thai with toasted peanuts, pea tendrils, a tamarind dressing and lime.
5 other restaurants from around the world you love
Es Xarcu, Ibiza for seafood on the beach.
Villa Mercedes, Ibiza especially if Paco Fernandez is playing live.
Morten’s Kro, Aalborg, Denmark. Serious gourmet cuisine and good music too, they invite their favourite chillout artists to DJ there – I did and it was the quietest I ever played out but the food was incredible and nothing I had ever eaten before. Morten gave me one of his cooking aprons and I wear it with a smile.
Kitsch, Amsterdam. Completely mad and brilliant.
Blue Bar, Formentera. That good I wrote a tune about it.
A DJ or musician that has surprised you with their cooking skills…what did they cook
That is a pleasure I have to look forward to in the future as I always end up cooking unless we go out to eat. However Paul from K-Klass did impress with his ordering skills one night in a fish and chip shop when he came back with deep fried mars bars.
Your guilty pleasure food. You know you shouldn’t but you always do…
Foie gras, I know, I know…
What is your signature dish?
Chicken Karaage with tempura vegetables.
If you could have a master-class with a celebrity chef, who’d you pick and why?
Harumi Kurihara – I’d like to take my Japanese home cooking to the next level.
Dead or alive – 3 famous people you would invite around for dinner…
Ella Fitzgerald, Jimi Hendrix and Freddy Fresh…we could all jam later.
A dish you have yet to master…
I would love to cook a huge paella for friends on a beach, the right moment just hasn’t presented itself yet…
Your favourite pizza topping?
Capers and anchovies.
Your biggest ever food cock up?
I was in a raki bar in the mountains of Crete and one of the mezze they brought was a heavily spice cured meat called Pastourma, it’s normal beef but my friends said it was camel meat and not to sleep with my girlfriend that night because my sweat would smell like a camel. I thought there were joking, there weren’t.
A dish you just cannot stomach?
Anything made with cream, butter or milk.
You get in from the club pissed, dive in the fridge and usually come out with…?
I don’t leave a club pissed but I will have the munchies so whatever’s there is fair game.
The most expensive meal you have ever had?
No idea as the most expensive meals I have had where paid for by labels or promoters, but I would guess around £200 per head including wine and drinks.
The most disgusting thing you have ever eaten at a festival?
A hot dog.
The last time you used a cook book for a meal…
3 days ago…
My favourite restaurants on the island…
The best sunset spot for a cold drink…
Hostal La Torre.
Your favourite Ibiza dish
Fried Raon fish, a local delicacy.
The perfect 24 hours in Ibiza would be…
Just letting it all happen…