There’s still time to sign up for the Exmoor Food Fest!

With less than two months to go until the start of the Exmoor Food Fest, there is still plenty of time to sign up for our month-long celebration of local food and our outstanding chefs and restaurants.

Participating restaurants will be offering special menu deals throughout February 2020 and organise tasting dinners.

We will round up the sixth Exmoor Food Fest with a Taste Exmoor Food & Drink Fair at Porlock Village Hall on 29 February/1 March.

Do you want to sign up your restaurant or cafe for the 2020 Exmoor Food Fest*? Then please click on this link:  REGISTER MY RESTAURANT

Are you a local producer/trader who would like a stall at the Food and Drink fair at the end of February in Porlock? Then please click on this link: REGISTER ME

Are you an accommodation provider who would like to list their hotel/B&B/etc on our website? Then please click on this link: REGISTER MY ACCOMMODATION

If you would like to receive our newsletter about offers and updates, then this is the link for you.

  • There is more information on our sign-up page, but feel free to email us to find out more. We can also tell you more about Exmoor4all’s reach of over 100,000 people per month on FB alone, with close to 29,000 followers of the website.

Book your tickets now for “The Best of Game”

The Anchor Inn, Hillfarrance, are hosting a “Best of Game” night on 27 February 2020 as part of the Exmoor Food Fest as Somerset and Exmoor in particular are renowned for its game produce.

You will be welcomed with a complimentary drink, followed by a stunning three-course menu, featuring some fabulous dishes using local game produce.

£30.00 per person

BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW

The Anchor Inn, Hillfarrance, Taunton. Somerset. TA4 1AW  Tel. 01823 461334

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bake Me Crazy

Hello! We are BakeMeCrazy home bakers knocking out delicious homestyle bakes with a little of our own BakeMeCrazy pizzazz! Based in the wonderful village of Porlock we aim to create delicious treats using locally sourced ingredients where we can. Since our launch in January of 2019 we have been beavering away to create a brand that is modern, fun and a little bit different, creating our own recipes with a nod to some classic bakes and finding a style of bake that would have Paul Hollywood offering a coveted handshake. We aim to please all our customers 100 per cent of the time and will work directly with them through concept and design to that all important first mouthful. 2019 has been a steep learning curve for the BakeMeCrazy crew juggling festivals, market stalls and country fairs in and around the west country and processing our orders for local stores but we wouldn’t have changed it for anything, 2020 will be a great year for BMC and we encourage you to come along for the journey, it will be crazy!

We very much look forward to seeing you at the Taste Exmoor Food & Drink Fair at Porlock Village Hall on 29 Feb/1 March 2020 and hope you stop by for a chat and see some of our delicious creations.

Nikki & Sam 

Bake Me Crazy

07944 750712

info@bakemecrazy.co.uk

www.bakemecrazy.co.uk

insta: b.a.k.e.m.e.c.r.a.z.y

FB: bakemecrazytreats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harbour Gallery & Cafe at Porlock Weir take part in the ExFF20

 We are very excited to be participating in the Exmoor Food Fest for the very first time.  The Harbour Gallery and Café, opened in 2014, overlooks the picturesque harbour at Porlock Weir. We offer fresh, simple, homemade food using, wherever possible, locally sourced ingredients.

We will be focusing mainly on fish during the Exmoor Food Fest but will also be offering something special for non fish eaters.  Our menu will be based on favourite, classic dishes.

 Whilst visiting the Cafe take time out to visit our Gallery, which showcases work from local artists and craftspeople, inspired by the beautiful West Country landscape. A variety of art is on display from Painting and Ceramics to Jewellery and Crafts.

Do visit us and revitalise yourself in the tranquillity and natural beauty of this very special place.

Reservations: janet_middleton@outlook.com

 

Address:

Harbour Gallery and Café
3 The Harbour
Porlock Weir
Somerset TA24 8PD

Tel: 01643 863514 or  01643 862015

Email:  janet_middleton@outlook.com

Website:   www.harbourgalleryandcafe.co.uk

 Twitter:  @HarbourGallPW

 Facebook:  www.facebook.com/harbourgalleryandcafe 

Instagram:  www.instagram.com/harbourgalleryandcafe

You’ve got Snail Mail!

Escargots have made it to Somerset.  We’re excited that Somerset Escargots have joined us for the 2020 Exmoor Food Fest. Hopefully you’ll be able to taste them at a number of restaurants taking part in the festival. But you could also try cooking them at home!

Here is what they have to say about themselves:

We’re Somerset Escargot and our mission is to make the South West snail central!  Think great quality, free range escargot used in innovative recipes.

It’s a fantastic ingredient for our modern diet – high in protein, low in carbs and with a low carbon footprint compared to other meat sources.

Escargot has been a popular food source in many countries for centuries.  It’s thought it was introduced to Britain, via Somerset by the Romans.  It was certainly popular in the 1960s, this little video is about the Miners Arms in Priddy, where ‘Mendip Wallfish’ was a very popular dish – escargot poached in cider, as well as with the traditional garlic butter.

We’re farming our Helix Aspersa Muller and Helix Aspersa Maxima on our small holding in West Buckland and in the near future we will also be producing escargot caviar – think adult popping candy, with a salty, earthy flavour!

It’s been quite a journey as we’re building a breeding room and outdoor enclosure – you can follow our adventures here on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact us to purchase fresh, free range escargot – 07950 914328, lyn@somersetescargot.co.uk

Welcome back to La Petite Bouchée!

We are delighted that La Petite Bouchée will be joining us again for the Exmoor Food Fest – please have a look what they are saying about themselves:

 

Welcome to La Petite Bouchée our multi-award winning French Brasserie located in rural heartlands of North Devon. We’re absolutely delighted to be taking part in our third Exmoor Food Festival this year and we’re already planning two fabulous menus to tempt you with from February 1st through to February 28th.

Our name translated literally means “small mouthful” but there is nothing small about La Petite Bouchée our flavours are big and bold and all of our ingredients are sourced within 12 miles of the restaurant or homegrown.

We’ve had a great year scooping our 3rd Gold  Award from Taste of The West and also named amongst 10 finalists in the Taste of The West best restaurant category from 400 establishments across the regions. We also retained our LUXE LIFE Best Restaurant DEVON for 2019. You’ll also remember us from Hidden Restaurants with Michel Roux Jnr. 

La Petite Bouchée is a unique dining experience, a hidden gem and if you’re looking for a taste of France using the finest Devon produce then we look forward to welcoming you during the festival.

Exmoor Food Festival Deal: £17.50 /£20.00

Available Friday and Saturday evening ( Bookings Only )

Reservations: http://www.lapetiteboucheebrasserie.co.uk/reservations

Quanticks House
19 The Square
Witheridge
Tiverton
Devon
EX16 8AE

Tel: 01884 860 654 / 07738 703450

Website www.lapetiteboucheebrasserie.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lapetitboouche/

Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/petiteboucheehy

Instagram https://www.instagram/lapetiteboucheehy

Chefs for Hope: Tasting Dinner at Knowle Manor

19 NOV 2019: TASTING DINNER AT KNOWLE MANOR

Six Chefs – Six Courses

Followed by an Auction of Promises.

In aid of MIND in Somerset.

£85.00 per ticket
(Optional Wine Flight: £25.00)

7pm for 7.30pm

Chefs for Hope are organising a Tasting Dinner in support of the local charity MIND in Somerset which will take place on 19 November 2019 at Knowle Manor.

Six outstanding chefs will be cooking an exquisite six course dinner, providing guests with a top dining experience – James Mason, Ellis Pannell, Paul Berry, Olivier Certain, John Bradley and Liam Finnegan will be supported by learners from Foxes Hotel.

All chefs are from award-winning restaurants: James Mason, former Head Chef at Kentisbury Grange, now runs his own event company, New Coast Events. Ellis Pannell is Chef Patron of the Pyne Arms in North Devon, Paul Berry the Chef Patron of The Swan in Bampton, a Top50 Gastropub, where Olivier Certain is the head chef. John Bradley is the Chef Patron of Dunkery Beacon Country Hotel, and Liam Finnegan the head chef at The Castle in Taunton.

The dinner is in aid of the charity MIND in Somerset – Chefs for Hope are hoping to raise £5,000 to set up a youth service in Minehead for children with mental health issues in West Somerset. MIND in Somerset help young people who struggle with finding enjoyment in things that used to be fun, feel isolated and lonely and that life seems a bit pointless.

Chefs for Hope was set up by Mike Griffiths, former head chef at the Farmers Arms in Combe Florey, and Elke Winzer, organiser of the Exmoor Food Fest.  The objective of Chefs for Hope is to help local charities raise much needed funds.

“We are delighted that six fantastic chefs are joining us for our first Tasting Dinner in November”, said Elke Winzer.  “We are grateful to all of them to give up their time to help us raise money for MIND in Somerset.”

“Many chefs struggle with mental health, and supporting young people is a matter close to our hearts”, added Mike Griffiths. “We do hope that we will exceed our target of £5000 to be able to fund more than one youth group in West Somerset.”

The dinner will be followed by an Auction of Promises – information about the auctioneer and the items to be won will soon be published!

Tickets are available via the website http://www.chefsforhope.org

If you can’t make it, but still wish to contribute, then please consider supporting our Crowdfunder: 100% of the money donated will go straight towards our project.