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
Claire’s Kitchen is serving up an Exmoor Feast!
5 courses for £50.00
Claire’s Kitchen Elderflower Cocktails on arrival
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
served with Claire’s Kitchen homemade cider shots
Vegetarian options will be available.
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.