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We have been busy…

The Exmoor Food Fest preparations are gathering pace.  We have just signed off a campaign on The Breeze starting on 4 January 2016 to shout out about a month long celebration of the best our region has to offer.  

Participating restaurants will be offering two courses for £10.00/ three courses for £15.00, and we are finalising exciting events which include gin tasting, oyster and champagne feasts, evenings with local authors, dining experiences in unusual locations and so much more.

The Dunster Food Festival, which is taking over the whole of Dunster at the end of February, is going to be foodie heaven.

Fingers crossed we will be able to give you all the details about the Gourmet Trains which will be run by West Somerset Railway in February – all we can say at the moment is that award winning chefs will be cooking on these trains.

The website www.exmoorfoodfest.com will be updated regularly – please keep checking it out for the latest information.

The Exmoor Food Fest (or Exmoor4all for that matter) does not receive any official funding. Without the generous help from Arthur David –  Food with Service we would  not be able to run this food festival. 

Thank you all for your ongoing support!

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Here are some of our upcoming events:

1£30.00 per person (incl. two course dinner)

The Beatles and The Stones – The two bands that have defined popular music were often pitted against one another during the Sixties.
Richard Havers, who has written extensively about both bands and worked for them on various projects, delves into their enduring appeal and unravels some of the mystery as to what makes them so timeless. With music and photographs.

Tickets are available from The Culbone: Call 01643 862259

Exmoor on a Plate: Oysters & Champage

3More details coming soon…. It will be a great opportunity to taste Porlock Oysters. Make sure you don’t miss out and book your place now.

Call 01643 862259 (The Culbone)

“Barn Food” with Claire’s Kitchen

2An amazing meal in very unusual surroundings, that’s Claire’s Kitchen’s pop-up restaurant in one of the medieval barns at the Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre in Allerford on 10 February. Tickets are selling fast – don’t leave it too late.  Click here to book your place.

Photo of the Week

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Early November morning. Photo by Bob Cowlard.

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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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This photo of Prayway Head near Simonsbath by Robert Hatton was the most popular image on our Facebook page last week. It had 1159 likes and was shared 146 times.

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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Only 45 sleeps….

Even though it is only the beginning of November, television commercials and displays in shops are beginning to remind us that – whether we like it or not – Christmas is coming.

If you are looking for unique presents which are not available on the Highstreet, then our limited edition Exmoor4all calendar might be something for you. We will also shortly be launching tickets for our celebrity charity ball in February as well as a number of “pop-up restaurant” events which will all take place during the Exmoor Food Festival in February 2016.

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

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We are delighted that Thomas Carr from the Olive Room in Ilfracombe and Michelin starred Mark Dodson, Mason Arms Knowstone, are joining the Exmoor Food Fest again in February 2016.
A big thank you to our head sponsor Arthur David without whom the Exmoor Food Fest would not be possible.
All restaurants will be listed on the Exmoor Food Fest website.

Exmoor Food Fest #food #foodies #finedining #festival #Exmoor #FebruaryEnjoy 2 courses for £10.00/ 3 courses for 15.00 at participating restaurants across Exmoor

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Dates for the Diary

Coming up:
6 December 2015: Exmoor Christmas Market at Kentisbury Grange
February 2016: Exmoor Food Fest all over Exmoor
10 February 2016: Pop-up Restaurant at the Exmoor Owl Centre, Allerford
27/28 February 2016: Dunster Food Festival

We are waiting to confirm the dates for “Exmoor Stars”, our Celebrity Charity Ball, as well as a number of other pop-up restaurants at various barns on Exmoor which will all take place during the Exmoor Food Fest in February 2016.

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Exmoor Markets (1)In 2016 we are launching Exmoor Markets – events at a number of locations across Exmoor featuring local produce and crafts. We are currently working on a website while finalising the dates and venues.

If you are a local food producer or know of someone who makes arts and crafts or sells home made food products, please send us an email to exmoor4all@gmail.com.

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK

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Robbers Bridge near Oare, Somerset
Photo by Stephen Ring

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