In the course of my conversation with chefs, I had the opportunity to discuss the Exmoor Food Fest with both Thomas Carr of The Olive Room in Ilfracombe and Mark Dodson of the Mason Arms in Knowstone. They will both take part in the festival again which will take place in February 2016. Both are amazing chefs: Mark has a Michelin star, and Thomas, who only opened his own restaurant a little more than a year ago, has already received two rosettes and a mention in the 2016 Michelin guide.
We will be adding more restaurants to our website www.exmoorfoodfest.com over the next few weeks.
We are delighted to welcome the photographer Mark Stothard as a contributor to our Exmoor4all Facebook page and blog. Mark is a professional photographer based in Minehead. You can check out his Exmoor photos here. Some other joint projects might also be in the pipeline – watch this space!
A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to have dinner at the Exmoor Beastro in Dulverton. The food was amazing as was the whole experience. You can read all about it in this month’s Somerset Life! In the same edition is my article about the Very Special Hotel in Minehead: Foxes is a training hotel for young people with special needs. I was accompanied by the young photographer James A. Fenwick who took some stunning photos.
The weather has turned really autumnal this week, resulting in a high number of stunning photos on Exmoor4all showing Exmoor hugged by fog. A big thank you to all the photographers who keep posting their images and help us reach well over 7,000 followers on Facebook
Wishing you all a happy weekend!
All the best