Barn good food… Pop-up Restaurant & Owl Display

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Join us for an evening with a difference, a one-off experience, which involves a stunning, albeit unusual location, an owl display and, of course, fabulous Mediterranean food prepared by Claire’s Kitchen.  It will be a night to remember!
Booking is absolutely essential.


Wednesday, 10 February 2016

19:00
A barn at the Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre,
Allerford  TA24 8HJ

Dress Code:
Please wear sturdy shoes and warm clothes (layers are a good idea!)
The barn will be heated, but we strongly recommend that you bring a blanket, just in case. It is winter, after all!        

Ticket*:                             £ 32.00 plus P&P  

Book now

Menu:

Canapés

Roasted red peppers and anchovy salad on roasted garlic toasts
Chorizo tortilla with allioli

Sharing Starters

Pea soup with a crispy serrano ham crouton and basil oil
Gambas pil pil (sizzling gambas prawns)
Piquillo rellenos de queso de cabra (goats cheese stuffed piquillo peppers)

Sharing Mains

Suckling pig cooked whole on a spit with a mediterranean herb and garlic marinate
Red pepper and halloni paella on a rich Sofrito base
Chorizo with tomato butter beans, parsley and Claire’s Kitchen Lynch cider
Poor man’s potatoes cooked with the suckling pig with onions, rosemary and garlic

Dessert

Almond cake with Crema Catalina ice cream, custard caramel and a cherry compote

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Claire Lynch of Claire’s Kitchen will be assisted by hospitality students from West Somerset College’s hospitality department.

All dietary requirements can be catered for if advised prior to the event.
Please contact us if you need any advise about allergens.
Vegetarians catered for.

Cash bar.

* Tickets will be posted at the beginning of December 2015 in time for Christmas

 

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Exmoor Food Fest 2016

During February 2016, restaurants across Exmoor will be offering 2 courses for £10.00/ 3 courses for £15.00.  There will also be a number of events during this time to celebrate the best Exmoor has to offer.

We are busy with signing up restaurants and updating the website with the latest information. I can confirm that Michelin starred chef Mark Dodson (Mason Arms, Knowstone) will be taking part again as will The Coach House by Michael Caines at Kentisbury Grange and Thomas Carr of the Olive Room in Ilfracombe. The latter has just been listed in the Michelin Guide. You can now book the “Barn Food” experience with Claire’s Kitchen at the Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre online – it will make a brilliant Christmas present! Don’t forget to put the Dunster Food Festival on 27/28 February into your diary.  We have already got a fantastic offer of street food and local produce booked in. More details to be announced as soon as possible. Please get in touch if you have any ideas or would like to be involved in Exmoor4all and the Exmoor Food Fest.

Wishing you all a good week,

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Join us for an evening with a difference, a one-off experience, which involves a stunning, albeit unusual location, an owl display and, of course, fabulous Mediterranean food prepared by Claire’s Kitchen. It will be a night to remember!

Book now

Menu:

Canapés

Roasted red peppers and anchovy salad on roasted garlic toasts
Chorizo tortilla with allioli

Sharing Starters

Pea soup with a crispy serrano ham crouton and basil oil
Gambas pil pil (sizzling gambas prawns)
Piquillo rellenos de queso de cabra (goats cheese stuffed piquillo peppers)

Sharing Mains

Suckling pig cooked whole on a spit with a mediterranean herb and garlic marinate
Red pepper and halloni paella on a rich Sofrito base
Chorizo with tomato butter beans, parsley and Claire’s Kitchen Lynch cider
Poor man’s potatoes cooked with the suckling pig with onions, rosemary and garlic

Dessert

Almond cake with Crema Catalina ice cream, custard caramel and a cherry compote

Tickets: £32.00
(Includes Owl Display and everything on menu – all dietary requirements are catered for, but please advise in advance)
Cash bar.

* Tickets will be posted at the beginning of December 2015 in time for Christmas

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Would you like to be involved?
We have still space for street food traders and local producers.
Email us at exmoor4all@gmail.com

The Exmoor4all calendar costs £7.50 plus p&p.
You can order it online on our website – click here 

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Arabian Nights and Kits by Kids

Last summer we were once again on our way to Germany when we got held up for hours on the M20 in Operation Stack, followed by hours delay at the Eurotunnel.  That night, another refugee had died in the tunnel.  We had enough time to start researching the issue on the internet. Like most other people, we had no idea how bad the situation had become in Calais, and how many refugees had already died in the attempt to get into the UK.  When we finally got to Calais, we saw refugees everywhere.

This trip made my boys think.  Then the images started to appear in the newspapers and on my Facebook timeline: Images of children, caught up in the flight from war-torn countries, cold, distraught and upset.  That’s when Alexander had the idea to set up a fundraising campaign, Kits by Kids.  He wanted to put bags together for these children which shows them that they are not forgotten and remind them that they are still children who should play.

In the following weeks a website and a crowdfunding page were set up, complete with Facebook page and Twitter account.  Alexander was mentioned in the local newspapers and interviewed at a very hour by Emma Britton on her BBC Somerset breakfast show.  People started to donate, and then Claire Lynch of Claire’s Kitchen offered to do a fundraising event at The Combe, the training restaurant at the West Somerset College in Minehead.

The “Arabian Night” was an amazing experience.  A local group of belly dancers entertained the guests, the food prepared by Claire and the students was amazing, and James Fenwick took some great photos.  In the end, the evening raised about £850.00 which has pushed us over Alexander’s initial goal of £1,000.00.

We have now chosen two fantastic projects which we want to support:  HEART ELT is a school project in a refugee camp in Iraq, providing education for children aged 8 to 10.  The other project “Children of Calais” supports children and their families in the horrific camps in Calais and Norther France.  Now it is time to sort out logistics – what to order, when to pack the bags, and how to get them to Iraq and Northern France.

A big thank you to everyone who has supported Alexander and Kits by Kids so far.  We are keeping the fundraising page

open as we hope to provide continued support to both HEART ELT and Children of Calais.

“Arabian Nights” with Claire’s Kitchen

We are delighted to have teamed up with “Claire’s Kitchen” for a number of events which all promise great food, great fun and a great experience.

Arabian Nights” is the first themed night at The Combe, West Somerset College’s training restaurant in Minehead, which will raise funds for the initiative “Kits by Kids” set up by my 12 year old son Alexander to help refugee children.

The tasting menu of Middle Eastern dishes costs £25.00.  To book a table, please call 01643 700322 – don’t wait too long as places are limited.

Arabian Nights