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.

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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

Traders at the Dunster Food Fair at the Dunster Tithe Barn

Saturday, 25 February 2017, the following traders will welcome you at the Dunster Tithe Barn:

Outside:
Little Oak Farm (local rare breed pork)
Cocoa’s (hand made chocolate)
Jane Elizabeth’s Confectionary
Somerset Smokehouse
Somerset Charcuterie
Exmoor Engravings

Inside:
Secret Orchard Cider
Madrigal Brewery
Pieroth Wines
Riverford Organic Farmers
Juliet’s Cakes
Yetland (local meat)
Parmesan & Pumpkin
Instow Kitchen
Chillees
Bumblees (Jams etc)
Midges Treasures
Handmade Soaps by Ellen
West Country Farm & Food Tours

Claire’s Kitchen will be running the Bistro/ Cafe!

Find us at
Priory Green, Dunster, Minehead TA24 6RY
11am – 5pm
(Please note – no parking at the Tithe Barn, and no access via the garden)

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Dunster Food Fair is this weekend!

We are getting ready for this weekend’s Dunster Food Fair at the Tithe Barn!

There’ll be plenty of local produce and delicious food, both inside the Tithe Barn and in the car park.

You are welcome to drop off passengers, but please note that there will be NO PARKING at the Tithe Barn, and you will not be able to access the barn via the gardens.

Here is the address:
Dunster Tithe Barn, Priory Green, Dunster, Minehead TA24 6RY

Trading hours are:
Saturday     11 – 5
Sunday        11 – 4

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Exmoor Food Fest 2017 gets off to a splendid start

A week ago, several award-winning chefs came together in the kitchen of the Luttrell Arms in Dunster to prepare an outstanding seven-course-meal marking the official launch of the 2017 Exmoor Food Fest.

Head chef Barrie Tucker was joined by Paul and Donna Berry (The Swan), Andrew Dixon (The Café at Porlock Weir), Olivier Certain (Clavelshay Barn) and Ellis Pannell (Pyne Arms).

Each course was perfectly matched with exclusive wines by Dirceu Vianna Junior MW, Wine Director at Enotria&Coe, who commented: “Congratulations for putting together such amazing event. It seems that everyone really enjoyed the excellent food and brilliant atmosphere.”

Nigel Way, owner of The Luttrell Arms Hotel, introduced each of the chefs as their courses were being served, said “The Guest Chef Dinner is a celebration of food and drink from across the region. We are happy to support the Exmoor Food Fest which provides a valuable platform for fine dining, and its success brings benefits not only to restaurants here in Dunster but to the economy of Exmoor.”

Elke Winzer said. “The launch of the Exmoor Food Fest 2017 at The Luttrell Arms Hotel was a great success, not least because of the untiring enthusiasm and support by the Luttrell’s team for the festival. They put together a fantastic Guest Chefs Dinner showcasing the talent and high quality local produce on Exmoor and it was a fitting start to the third Exmoor Food Fest.” 

WELCOME

WICKED WOLF GIN

Cocktails

CANAPÉS

ELLIS PANNELL, THE PYNE ARMS, BARNSTAPLE

Plaistow Mill’s smoked trout with fennel toast,Westland Farm pulled pork fritters with sweet and sour apple sauce,Vulscombe goat’s cheese and Exmoor Ale onion chutney

STARTER

PAUL AND DONNA BERRY, THE SWAN, BAMPTON

‘Breakfast’ Bampton butcher’s smoked streaky bacon, duck, plum and quail Scotch egg, black pudding, tomato and pancetta with haricot beans

FISH COURSE

OLIVIER CERTAIN, CLAVELSHAY BARN, NORTH PETHERTON

Pan-seared fillet of silver mullet, Jerusalem artichokes, baby gem and poultry reduction

MAIN COURSE

BARRIE TUCKER, PSALTER’S RESTAURANT, AT THE LUTTRELL ARMS HOTEL

Haunch of venison with pickled mushrooms, mushroom purée, charred salsify, salt baked celeriac and chocolate sauce

PRE-DESSERT

BARRIE TUCKER, PSALTER’S RESTAURANT AT THE LUTTRELL ARMS HOTEL

‘Egg and Soldiers’

DESSERT

ANDREW DIXON, THE CAFÉ AT PORLOCK WEIR,

Apple mousse, apple jelly, nutty granola,
Somerset cider brandy ice cream, cider syrup

 

All photos by Clayton Jane.

Exmoor Food Fest launches today!

Tonight, award winning chefs from Exmoor will be serving up a seven course meal at the Luttrell Arms in Dunster to officially launch the 2017 Exmoor Food Fest.  Olivier Certain (Clavelshay Barn), Paul and Donna Berry (The Swan), Andrew Dixon (The Cafe at Porlock Weir) and Ellis Pannell (Pyne Arms) are joining Head Chef Barrie Tucker in the kitchen for a truly outstanding menu.

From 1 February, many restaurants across the region will be offering a special Food Fest deal: customers will be able to dine out for as little as £10 for two courses, even at Michelin starred and multi-Rosette restaurants.

Have a look at our map to see all the restaurants signed up so far!  exmoor-food-fest-2

 

 

Tour the Miles Tea & Coffee Roastery in Porlock

Discover the art of coffee roasting during the Exmoor Food Festival, there will be a chance to view the two roasters and talk to our production team. Miles is an award winning company recently independently ranked 2nd in the UK tea brands, products have also won Taste of the West and Great Taste awards. We warmly invite you to visit our refurbished factory shop at Porlock (Vale Yard, TA24 8PU) we are open Monday-Friday 08:30-5pm.

This tour on Thursday 16th February at 10:30am is a rare opportunity to view the production areas Miles Tea & Coffee. The buildings here are also of note as this used to be the old Porlock ‘Tannery’.

Space is limited for the tour and pre-booking essential. Event not suitable for children under the age of 18.

To book your place please email sam.burton@djmiles.co.uk, the tours are pre-book only and limited to small groups.

Discover our range online at www.djmiles.co.uk, our products are also stocked in shops across the West Country including some supermarkets. Contact our sales team to find a stockist near you on 01643 703993 or on info@djmiles.co.uk photo-09-09-2016-11-22-55