Exmoor Supper Club: Mediterranean Feast

The first Exmoor Supper Club will take place on 15 July 2022 when Anita-Clare Field, Chef/Patron of La Petite Bouchée in Witheridge, Devon, and her team come to cook a five-course Mediterranean feast in Allerford, Somerset.

La Petite Bouchée has been a firm favourite with Exmoor Food Fest diners over the past years, and now the popular restaurant with a zero-waste policy is hosting a pop-up dinner at the recently refurbished Allerford Community Hall which has the most stunning views across Porlock Vale towards Hurlstone Point and the sea. The sunsets tend to be spectacular!

Tickets are limited to 30 diners who will be greeted with a welcome drink at arrival.


The menu:

Welcome Drink

Mezze ( A selection of sharing Tapas plates) 

( Baba Ganoush, Turkish Salad, Hummus with Parsley, Za’atar bread, Pickled cauliflower, Red cabbage salad, Falafel, Pickled Chilli, Tahini Garlic Sauce)  

Amuse

Salads 

Tomato salad ( with cumin and mint ) 

Fattoush Salad  ( with lemon and flatbread croutons ) 

Tabouleh 

Tanoreen Salad ( with pomegranate and walnut) 

Mains

Slow cooked Moroccan – Spiced Lamb on a bed of Jewelled Couscous 

Vegetable Tagine with Jewelled CousCous

( Both dishes served with Garlic sauce and Harissa Sauce and flatbreads ) 

Desserts

Baked Figs with honey and pistachio 

A selection of Baklava 

£70.00 per person.

15 July 2022, Allerford Community Hall, Hare Park, TA24 8HL
7pm for 7.30pm

You will be able to buy drinks from our well-stocked bar.


The Buttery at Malmsmead

A mystical valley surrounded by peaceful walks in the countryside made famous by RD Blackmore.

The Lorna Doone Valley was made famous by RD Blackmore in his famous novel Lorna Doone. Today you can enjoy the extensive walks, bridleways and tea room, or stay longer at the Cloud Farm Campsite where you can sleep underneath the stars in a dark sky reserve. 

Explore the valley and wider area, including Watersmeet and Foreland Point on the miles of waymarked footpaths, by bike or even on horseback. Nothing beats a good hot drink after a great adventure. Our tea and coffee are from fairtrade suppliers and we’ve also got a great range of herbal teas. For a real treat, we do a luxurious hot chocolate and of course, we are also famous for our cream teas – delicious any time of year.


A National trust car park and public toilets can be found at here. The buttery is fully accessible, please enquire about accessible parking, near to the Buttery.

The Buttery, Malmsmead, Lynton, EX35 6NU
01598763402
northdevon@nationatrust.org.uk
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lorna-doone-valley
Open 10.30-5 pm daily (1 April – 31 October)

La Petite Bouchée

We are delighted that La Petite Bouchée will be joining us again for the Exmoor Food Fest – please have a look what they are saying about themselves:

 

Welcome to La Petite Bouchée our multi-award winning French Brasserie located in rural heartlands of North Devon. We’re absolutely delighted to be taking part in our third Exmoor Food Festival this year and we’re already planning two fabulous menus to tempt you with from February 1st through to February 28th.

Our name translated literally means “small mouthful” but there is nothing small about La Petite Bouchée our flavours are big and bold and all of our ingredients are sourced within 12 miles of the restaurant or homegrown.

We’ve had a great year scooping our 3rd Gold  Award from Taste of The West and also named amongst 10 finalists in the Taste of The West best restaurant category from 400 establishments across the regions. We also retained our LUXE LIFE Best Restaurant DEVON for 2019. You’ll also remember us from Hidden Restaurants with Michel Roux Jnr. 

La Petite Bouchée is a unique dining experience, a hidden gem and if you’re looking for a taste of France using the finest Devon produce then we look forward to welcoming you during the festival.

Exmoor Food Festival Deal: £17.50 /£20.00

Available Friday and Saturday evening ( Bookings Only )

Reservations: http://www.lapetiteboucheebrasserie.co.uk/reservations

Quanticks House
19 The Square
Witheridge
Tiverton
Devon
EX16 8AE

Tel: 01884 860 654 / 07738 703450

Website www.lapetiteboucheebrasserie.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lapetitboouche/

Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/petiteboucheehy

Instagram https://www.instagram/lapetiteboucheehy

 

Chefs for Hope Tasting Dinner at Knowle Manor

19 NOV 2019: TASTING DINNER AT KNOWLE MANOR

Six Chefs – Six Courses

Followed by an Auction of Promises.

In aid of MIND in Somerset.

£85.00 per ticket (£25.00 wine flight optional)

7pm for 7.30pm

 Chefs for Hope are organising a Tasting Dinner in support of the local charity MIND in Somerset which will take place on 19 November 2019 at Knowle Manor.

Six outstanding chefs will be cooking an exquisite six course dinner, providing guests with a top dining experience – James Mason, Ellis Pannell, Paul Berry, Olivier Certain, John Bradley and Liam Finnegan will be supported by learners from Foxes Hotel.

All chefs are from award-winning restaurants: James Mason, former Head Chef at Kentisbury Grange, now runs his own event company, New Coast Events. Ellis Pannell is Chef Patron of the Pyne Arms in North Devon, Paul Berry the Chef Patron of The Swan in Bampton, a Top50 Gastropub, where Olivier Certain is the head chef. John Bradley is the Chef Patron of Dunkery Beacon Country Hotel, and Liam Finnegan the head chef at The Castle in Taunton.

The dinner is in aid of the charity MIND in Somerset – Chefs for Hope are hoping to raise £5,000 to set up a youth service in Minehead for children with mental health issues in West Somerset. MIND in Somerset help young people who struggle with finding enjoyment in things that used to be fun, feel isolated and lonely and that life seems a bit pointless.

Chefs for Hope was set up by Mike Griffiths, former head chef at the Farmers Arms in Combe Florey, and Elke Winzer, organiser of the Exmoor Food Fest.  The objective of Chefs for Hope is to help local charities raise much needed funds.

“We are delighted that six fantastic chefs are joining us for our first Tasting Dinner in November”, said Elke Winzer.  “We are grateful to all of them to give up their time to help us raise money for MIND in Somerset.”

“Many chefs struggle with mental health, and supporting young people is a matter close to our hearts”, added Mike Griffiths. “We do hope that we will exceed our target of £5000 to be able to fund more than one youth group in West Somerset.”

The dinner will be followed by an Auction of Promises – information about the auctioneer and the items to be won will soon be published!

Tickets are available via the website http://www.chefsforhope.org

If you can’t make it, but still wish to contribute, then please consider supporting our Crowdfunder: 100% of the money donated will go straight towards our project.

Jam and Cream? Or Cream and Jam?

This weekend the 2017 Afternoon Tea Week comes to an end.  Time to ask the question yet again: Do you put jam first on your scones or do you prefer it the other way round?

Let’s find out in this fun poll:

Secret Location Dining on Exmoor: A Mediterranean Feast

Join us for our second Secret Location Dining event for an evening of good food, a stunning location and a bit of a mystery where we are going to take you!

If you are dreaming of a sunny holiday in the Mediterranean, of eating delicious, freshly prepared food in a Taverna with a glass of wine while watching the sun go down over the sea – then this is the event for you.  Our South African Chef Sam and his team will serve up a delicious Mediterranean buffet to remind you of hot evenings in Spain or Greece. Hopefully the Exmoor weather will do the rest!

And here is the new menu:

Starter (Sharing Platter)
A selection of charcuterie from Somerset Charcuterie
Served with –
Cheese Stuffed mini peppers
Olives
Hummous
Grilled Haloumi
Dolmades
 Focaccia
Breadsticks

Mains (Buffet)
Smokey Albondigas with tomato salsa
Yoghurt marinated chicken skewers cooked on the BBQ
Lebanese style lamb kebabs
Stuffed sweet peppers (v)
Patatas bravas (v)
Tabbouleh (v)
Greek Salad (v)
Vegetable couscous with harissa dressing (v)

Dessert
Honey pistachio tart with yogurt.
Baklava

Your Ticket includes:

  • Transport to and from the venue
    (pick-up from West Somerset Railway Station in Minehead at 7pm)
  • A “Travel Bag” with a 20cl bottle of Prosecco and a few other goodies to enjoy on your scenic journey to the venue
  • A choice of Pimms or Raspberry Prosecco Cocktail on arrival
  • Home-made Lemonade
  • Half a bottle of wine
  • The full menu (see above – and possibly even more!)

PS We are hoping to be able to dine al fresco. But if it is too cold, to wet or too windy, then we will retreat indoors and admire the stunning view through large windows!

 

Foodies invited to join in with Exmoor Food Festival

EXMOOR rCENTRER- A dining CelebrationA FOOD festival designed to help showcase Exmoor’s top chefs, growers and producers launches next month (February, 2017), and more restaurants than ever have signed up for the Exmoor Food Fest.

Top pubs and restaurants will be offering specially priced menus on selected days during February to encourage diners to eat out as part of the Exmoor Food Fest.

“It’s an event to showcase the very best the region has to offer diners and it is a celebration of all local produce and the culinary expertise we have here on our doorstep,” explained Paul Berry, patron of award-wining gastro pub The Swan in Bampton, who is also one of the chefs taking part in the VIP launch at the Luttrell Arms in Dunster.

Restaurants are offering a special Exmoor Food Fest deal during February with two courses priced £10 and three courses £15.

The Exmoor Food Festival runs throughout February and is organised by Elke Winzer who is also behind Exmoor4all, an online platform for all things Exmoor related, including an online shop, and the Exmoor Markets.

All participating restaurants are entering the Taste of Exmoor Awards. The public is invited to vote for their favourite dining experience online.  The Exmoor Chef of the year will be crowned at an awards ceremony on 27 March at Butlins.

For further information about restaurants participating in the Exmoor Food Fest, please go to www.exmoorfoodfest.com

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Exmoor Food Fest 2017: The Countdown begins!

Celebratory Dinner to countdown to Exmoor Food Fest 2017

Join us on 21 September 2016 at 7pm for the 

Exmoor Food Fest 2017 Media Launch
at
Knowle Manor

Claire’s Kitchen is serving up an Exmoor Feast!

5 courses for £50.00

Claire’s Kitchen Elderflower Cocktails on arrival

Canapes
including crispy wonton with blue swimmer crab, poached pineapple, spring onion and chilli jam

Vietnamese Poached Duck Leg on an Asian salad
with a fresh coriander and sweet chilli dressing

Local Braised Shin of Beef
with melting onions, Rosemary Boulangere potatoes, leek gratin croquetas
 

Blackberry and White chocolate Cheesecake
with a Sloe Gin ice cream and Brandy Snap Crumble

  Local Cheeseboard
served with Claire’s Kitchen homemade cider shots

Vegetarian options will be available.

LIMITED SPACE!

Book now

A celebratory dinner on 21 September 2016 at Knowle Manor near Dunster will launch the countdown towards the 2017 Exmoor Food Fest which will take place across Exmoor during February 2017.

Media and the public are invited to join the Exmoor Food Fest team for an Exmoor Feast served up by Claire’s Kitchen, a local catering company run by Exmoor Ambassador chef Claire Lynch.

“2017 will be our third year,” explains festival coordinator Elke Winzer, who runs Exmoor4all, a social media platform for all things Exmoor, and also works for Visit Somerset and Exmoor Tourism.

“We have just been advised that the Exmoor Food Fest is a finalist in the Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards as best food event in Somerset. This is an extraordinary achievement for such a young festival, and we are grateful to our sponsors Arthur David whose generous support made it possible to get the Exmoor Food Fest off the ground.”

During February, restaurants, including several with Michelin stars and numerous awards, across the region offer 2 courses for £10/ 3 courses for £15.  In addition, a range of foodie events take place, from tastings through to gourmet dinners at unique locations. A food and drink festival in Dunster on the last weekend of February will yet again be the grand final.

“We estimate that the hospitality sector in the region was boosted by £450,000 during February, a traditionally quiet month, by the Exmoor Food Fest 2016.  We hope to increase this figure in 2017 by working closely with travel and food bloggers as well as Visit Somerset and Exmoor Tourism, raising awareness of the event further afield. We will also work with the West Somerset Railway to make certain events more accessible for visitors from Taunton,” explained Elke Winzer.

The Jubilee Inn – A new place to stay and eat on Exmoor

The Jubilee Inn is a newly refurbished boutique Inn and restaurant with luxurious guest accommodation on the Somerset/Devon Border, under the internationally renowned Dark Skies Reserve above Exmoor National Park.  We offer fabulous fine dining or classic Inn food cooked to perfection, accompanied by fine wines and ales.  It’s a perfect place to relax with a warm welcome in beautiful, yet comfortable surroundings which are both elegant and a little bit quirky!

badgeThe Jubilee Inn is open for casual or fine dining from Tuesdays to Sundays. It is also possible to just pop in for a pint and enjoy the views.  You could even stay a little longer and explore Exmoor, the Two Moors Way, and Devon’s vast array of attractions which make this such a cherished part of the UK.

You find The Jubilee Inn just along the B3227, around 6 miles from South Molton service station and under 2 1/2 hours from London Paddington via Tiverton Parkway Mainline station (2 hour fast train).

The Elliott family along with their creative and outstanding Executive Chef Sam Salway look forward to welcoming you to this unique Inn nestled in the heart of the South West, under the first European Dark Skies Reserve – Exmoor National Park.

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