The registration for the Exmoor Food Fest 2020 is now open!

Calling all restaurants, pubs and tearooms on and around Exmoor – you can now sign up for the 2020 Exmoor Food Fest via our website.

This year we have exciting plans, and signing up now means that you will benefit from all the promotions we are running between now and autumn 2020.  For the first time there will be a printed Exmoor Food Fest brochure:  10,000 copies  will be distributed to accommodation providers, visitor centres and other public places at the beginning of August 2019. Signing up now means that your eatery will be listed free of charge in this publication.

Lots of events have been planned to make sure that the 2020 Exmoor Food Fest is going to be the biggest and best yet.  In September Peter Mundy at the Ginger Peanut will host our media dinner which will set the bar for our sixth food festival.  A limited number of tickets will be available to the public for this foodie event (those who receive our newsletter will be the first to know about this!).

In January 2020 The Coach House at Kentisbury Grange will kick off the the Exmoor Food Fest 2020 in style with our VIP launch.  The festival will run as usual throughout February across Exmoor and beyond, with tasting dinners, food fairs and foodie events galore.

If you run a restaurant, pub or tearoom on and around Exmoor, it would be great to have you on board!  Have a look at the photos below – it’s not just a great promotion of your establishment, it’s also great fun.

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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

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

The Exmoor White Horse Inn in Exford is open for bookings!

 

 

The award-winning Exmoor White Horse inn sits at the very heart of Exmoor National Park in the delightful village of Exford. Its 16th century origins are reflected in its chic country interiors.

Relax before dinner in oak beamed bars in front of a wonderful log fire. A warm welcome, creative menus & one of the most extensive whisky collections in the south west of England with over 250 malt whisky for your pleasure.

The best locally produced Exmoor Ales, Local craft gins & a comprehensive selection of wines.

Our creative team of chefs produce seasonal menus showcasing the best Exmoor Produce with a contemporary twist. 

Truly the heart of Exmoor’  Open all year round for Lunch, Dinner and Afternoon Tea

As part of this year’s Exmoor Food Fest 2019 we would like to offer visitors these special offers for dining with us for dinner

Available from Monday – Saturday (with no exclusion dates)

Booking is advised, so please call quoting EXFF on your booking.

A la carte menu

2 courses £20.00
3 courses £25.00

Please call us to book your table on 01643 831229, or book online via our website (http://www.exmoor-whitehorse.co.uk)  quoting “Exmoor Food Fest Offer”

Exford
Exmoor National Park
TA24 7PY

Tel:  01643831229

Website; www.exmoor-whitehorse.co.uk

Email: enquiries@exmoor-whitehorse.co.uk

19 Feb: An Evening with Michael Caines

Enjoy a gourmet six course taster menu featuring three delicious dishes by Head  Chef James Mason and three dishes by Michael Caines MBE at The Coach House by Michael Caines.

To book call 01271 882 295 or email reception@kentisburygrange.com

£110.00 per person including with wine pairing.

The Rising Sun in West Bagborough is open for bookings!

This beautiful 16th Century Inn  offers a warm welcome, creative menus, quality ales and a collection of fine vintage wines. With its flagstone floors and oak beams it offers a relaxing characterful base from which to explore the Quantock hills.
Using fresh ingredients  the Inn provides both an a la carte menu and a more causal menu at lunchtimes.
Matured Exmoor Grazed Steaks, Fresh whole fish, Cornish Mussels & Porlock Bay oysters are regularly on the menu.
Freshly grown vegetables and fruit are provided both from the Inn’s own garden and a local organic farm and orchard.
Exmoor Food Fest offer:
2 course lunch for  £15.00
3 course lunch for £18.50

Somerset  Pork and Black pudding Scotch Egg with a bloody Mary ketchup

Homegrown Jerusalem artichoke soup, burnt pear and walnut

River Exe Mussels steamed in Sheppy’s cider, leek and chorizo

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Braised Stoneage Organic Lamb Shoulder with mustard mash and petit pois a la francais

Pan Fried Sea bass with Bombay potatoes, crispy seaweed and a saffron cream sauce

Heritage Beetroot Tart Tatin, toasted pine nuts,  & basil oil served with a garden salad

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Iced Banana Parfait, peanut brittle, salted caramel sauce

Somerset Pear Frangipane tart with Lovington’s honeycomb ice cream

“Chef’s Collation,” delicious flavors and textures of chocolate, coffee and hazelnut

Two Courses 15.00

Three Courses 18.50

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WEST BAGBOROUGH, TAUNTON TA4 3EF
01823 432575
Booking is advisable but no vouchers are required.