Save the date: Tasting Dinner with Thomas Carr on 5 March 2018

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 5 March, 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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Book now: Night Hike and Farmhouse Supper

Night Hike and Farmhouse Supper

Join us at Wild About Exmoor for an evening of walking under the stars following the Exe Valley Way up on to the moor, finishing with a delicious home cooked meal at our traditional Exmoor farm cottage.

Sat Feb 17 th

Tues Feb 20 th

Please bring torches and stout footwear

Booking essential on 01643 831 759

Meet at Exford carpark at 6pm,

The evening runs until approx. 9.30pm

£25 per head with complimentary drinks

Half price for children, min age 10 years (unless by prior arrangement)

We look forward to seeing you!

Book now: Lazy Sunday Lunch and Walk on the Moor (25 Feb 2018)

Join “WildAboutExmoor”  at 1.00pm for a hearty walk around Exford, building up an appetite for a gloriously late Sunday lunch at our traditional Exmoor farm cottage:

Celebrate the best of Exmoor produce with roast lamb from our farm and a choice of homemade desserts with Exmoor ice cream.

Please bring good waterproofs, warm hats and gloves and stout footwear

Booking essential on 01643 831 759

Meet at Exford carpark at  1pm,

The  event will run to about 4.30pm

£25 per head with complimentary drinks

Half price for children, min age 10 years (unless by prior arrangement)

We look forward to seeing you!

We have still room for traders!

For our Porlock Food & Drink Festival on 24 & 25 February at the Porlock Village Hall we are still looking for traders.

Do you make fudge? Chocolate? Or anything else which would appeal to foodies?

Then please get in touch.  Send an email to bookings@exmoorevents.com or download the application form here.

Book now: An Evening with Michael Caines at Kentisbury Grange

On 6 February, Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines will be joining up with Head Chef James Mason for a gourmet six course taster menu featuring three delicious dishes from each chef at his restaurant The Coach House at Kentisbury Grange.

Reservations including dinner and paired wines are just £110 per person.

Alternatively, why not make a night of it and stay in one of our elegant suites from just £395 per couple?

Places are limited, if you would like to make a reservation
please call 01271 882 295 or email reception@kentisburygrange.com.

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Can’t make the dinner? Then check out the Kentisbury Grange#ExFF18 offer here.

22 Feb: Barista Experience at Miles Tea & Coffee

Miles Tea & Coffee are offering a new ‘Barista Experience’ at their factory in Somerset.

The first class will take place on Thursday 22nd  February as part of the Exmoor Food Fest. Miles’ barista expert has a wealth of experience from working in Italy for many years, and he is a member of the Speciality Coffee Association Europe (SCAE).

The class will last 3 hours during which attendees will learn to distinguish the subtle differences between coffee beans, master the perfect cup of coffee and see some creative latte art. 

Previous knowledge of coffee is not a requirement, but a passion for coffee is a must!

Places are limited, to book, email info@djmiles.co.uk.  The first course has an introductory price of £33 per person. Location will either be our Minehead or Porlock site, start time to be 9:30.

Can’t make it? Why not join our monthly roastery tours on the last Thursday of the month, pre-book only, check online for more details or email info@djmiles.co.uk.

Miles Tea and Coffee is a family run business established in 1888. The West Somerset based business creates quality tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Following a recent rebrand Miles are promoting the West Country by partnering with local communities, West Country businesses, and sponsorship. Miles products are available in Tesco, Asda, Morrisions, Sainsburys, the Co-op and many other stores.

Tasting Dinner at The Beach Hotel: 7 Chefs for 7 Courses

Join us on 2 February 2018 for an amazing Tasting Dinner at The Beach Hotel in Minehead to celebrate the first weekend of the 4th Exmoor Food Fest!

Amuse bouche by The Beach Hotel apprentices 

Starter by Steven Hadley 

Goats cheese mousse, caramelised walnuts, beetroots, apple & Thyme bread

Vegetable course by  Kate Gardiner

Crostini of grilled polenta, porcini Mushrooms & Taleggio

Meat course by Sam Salway

Duo of Exmoor lamb, noisette, served pink (sous vide,) braised shoulder, red cabbage puree, roasted celeriac and parsnips, purple sprouting broccoli, baked potato cake.

Fish course by Werner Hartholt

Soy marinated seabass with crispy lobster.

Dessert course by Andrew Richards

Chocolate and hazelnut parfait, hazelnut crumble, chocolate soil, coffee mouse and milk sorbet.

Petit Fours by Connor Bazley. Beach Hotel Apprentice.

£45.00 per person

Book 4 tickets or more:
£42.00 per person

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Taste of Exmoor Awards 2017

Taste of Exmoor Awards Party

27 March 2017, 7pm

Butlins, Minehead

Over 5 weeks, the public voted online for the best dining experience on Exmoor during the Exmoor Food Fest 2017.

The voting has now closed, and we have winners in the categories for “Best Taste”, “Best Food Presentation”, “Best Ambience” and “Best Service”.  

We will crown the Exmoor Chef and the Exmoor Host of 2017 on the night of the awards from the three finalists in all four awards.

Meet us at 7pm at the reception at Butlins in Minehead. Redcoats will accompany you to Ludo’s (the new restaurant on the resort) for an evening of  food, fun, entertainment and great company, celebrating the success of the Exmoor Food Fest and the regional hospitality sector.

Food:  Sharing platters on the tables.

We are delighted to be able to offer some tickets to the public – if you like to join the top chefs and restaurateurs of our region on the night, please purchase a ticket (£15.00 pp) from the Exmoor Store