The Grand Final of the 2019 Exmoor Food Fest

On Tuesday, we celebrated the end of yet another Exmoor Food Fest with a fantastic tasting menu at the Rising Sun in West Bagborough.  Head Chef Jade Shorney was joined by Olivier Certain (The Swan, Bampton), Liam Finnegan (The Castle Hotel, Taunton), Anita-Clare Field (La Petite Bouchée, Witheridge) and James Mason (New Coast Events). Together they produced a range of amazing Taste Exmoor menu which was a fitting end to a successful 2019 Exmoor Food Fest.

Photos by Faydit Photography.

The Chefs

The Dishes

FUN IN THE KITCHEN

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A Celebration of Beef: Exmoor’s Food Heroes

Last Tuesday, The Farmers Arms in Combe Florey hosted a Celebration of Beef. And boy, what a celebration this was…..  six courses prepared by five outstanding chefs, accompanied by beautiful wines, wowed the lucky diners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Griffiths, head chef at the Farmers Arms, was joined in the kitchen by Olivier Certain (Duende), Anita-Clare Field (La Petite Bouchée), Peter Mundy (The Ginger Peanut) and Tim Zekki (Duende) who created an exciting menu of the best Exmoor beef. Even the delicious dessert (by Tim Zekki) contained beef!

So here are the Exmoor Food Heroes of the night, captured by photographer Jean-Phillipe Baudey :

From left to right: Mike Griffiths, Peter Mundy, Anita-Clare Field, Olivier Certain and Tim Zekki

 

And nothing would be possible without the fantastic people working in the kitchen and front of house!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Gallery: Memories of the VIP #ExFF19 Launch

At the end of January, the 2019 Exmoor Food Fest was launched at the Farmers Arms in Combe Florey.  Head chef Mike Griffiths was joined in the kitchen by Tim Zekki (Duende Restaurant), Damien Wager (Edible Art Ltd), James Mason and Jaime Allen.  Here is a collection of photos of the night by Faydit Photography.

Book now: 7-Course-Tasting-Dinner at the Rising Sun, West Bagborough

Bookings are now open for the 7-Course-Tasting Dinner at the Rising Sun, West Bagborough:

THE RISING SUN’S EXMOOR FOOD FEST

7 COURSE  TASTING MENU

8 March 2019

 

PORLOCK BAY OYSTERS , PEA FOAM,  CHORIZO SNOW

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MUSHROOM RISOTTO,  SHAVINGS OF MATURED SOMERSET CHEDDAR,  TRUFFLE

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STUFFED LOIN OF LOCAL RABBIT, WRAPPED IN CURED HAM WITH CRISPY GARDEN KALE
AND BALSAMIC GLAZE

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VINTAGE CHAMPAGNE SORBET

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FILLET OF HAKE,  RADISH, CRAB FRIED RICE, EDAME, ASIAN DRESSING 

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RICH  CHOCOLATE MOUSSE, CARAMELISED HAZELNUTS, DRAGON FRUIT

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A TRIO OF LOCAL CHEESES  &  FRESH FRUITS

, SERVED WITH A GLASS OF LYME BAY ELDERFLOWER PORT

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COFFEE

39.95 PER HEAD (CALL 01823 432575 FOR TICKETS)

7pm for 7.30pm

A Celebration of Exmoor Beef at the Farmers Arms

The Farmers Arms in Combe Florey (host of the ExFF launch) are proud to announce their second Gastronomic Evening:

A Celebration of Exmoor Beef

As part of the Exmoor Food Fest head chef Mike Griffiths has invited 4 chefs to join him to create a mouth watering carnivorous delight.

5 courses of prime select beef cooked by different chefs:

Chef Patron Tim Zekki and Olivier Certain Duende Restaurant. Chef Peter Mundy at the Ginger Peanut/ Pete Mundy catering

Chef Patron Anita-Clare Field of La Petite Bouchée.

Also joining us will be Paddy Magill from Vine Wine who will be selecting wines for a wine flight to run along side the dishes (wine flight optional at an extra cost of £20.00)

Tickets: £50.00 per person (to be booked and paid in advance) for 6 courses

The Farmers Arms
Combe Florey
Taunton
Somerset TA4 3HZ

Tel: 01823 432267

Email: info@farmersarms.net

ExFF19 Launch: Three guest chefs have now been confirmed

Three guest chefs have now been confirmed to join head chef Mike Griffith on 29 January 2019 at the Farmers Arms for the VIP launch of the 2019 Exmoor Food Fest.

James Mason from Kentisbury Grange and Somerset Restaurant of the Year winner Tim Zekki from Duende restaurant in Wiveliscombe will be in charge of a course each at the launch.

Also confirmed is Damien Wager from Edible Art Patisserie Ltd…ambassador, consultant and all out magician with chocolate.

Please contact the Farmers Arms directly if you are interested in attending.

The Farmers Arms in Combe Florey will host the #ExFF19 launch

The Farmers Arms in Combe Florey, which only recently opened after a devastating fire nearly two years ago, will host the VIP launch of the 2019 Exmoor Food Fest on 29 January 2019.

Chef Mike Griffiths has invited several local chefs to join him in preparing an Exmoor Tasting Menu for the occasion – more details about who these chefs are, what the menu will be and how to book will be available shortly.

Save the date: Tasting Dinner with Thomas Carr on 9 April 2018

*** UPDATE:  NEW DATE ***

We have exciting news:  Michelin starred chef Thomas Carr will be cooking a Tasting Dinner with the apprentices of The Beach Hotel in Minehead on Monday, 5 March.

In 2015, Thomas Carr started the very first Exmoor Food Fest off with a tasting dinner at West Somerset College in Minehead. Students at the College’s Combe Restaurant, who were joined in the kitchen not only by Thomas Carr, but also Michelin starred chef Mark Dodson, impressed guests with their delicious and well-presented courses.

Three years later, these students have moved on. Some of them are now working as chefs in local restaurants, amongst them Rosemary Overall who is now a chef at The Beach Hotel.

On 9 April, Thomas Carr will be cooking with Rosemary and the Beach apprentices.   The menu will be announced shortly.

Tickets are limited, so book fast:

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