1. Highlights :
2. Club Tent Pop
3. The Angel
4. Small News
1. Highlights of
the Dartmouth Food Festival
Pies Street Party Night at the Flavel on Thursday Oct
25th at 7pm
A street party that the weather can't spoil, dancing and
singing along with The Diamonds
Great British Puddings and Pies Evening on Thursday
25th October at the Flavel. There will be a feast of British
classics such as Fish Pie, Autumn Pudding, and Sherry Trifle
as well as a reworking of the original Dartmouth Pie. All of
this will be served in a Street Party atmosphere with music
from the Diamonds who recently wowed the crowds at the
Regatta Ball. There will be a singalong and dancing to boot
- Dress for a street party.
Tickets for this Festival fundraiser are just £25, to reserve
places e-mail by
Dinner at the Dart Marina Saturday 27th October 7pm
with guest speakers Tom Parker-Bowles and Matthew Fort.
Tom Parker-Bowles and Matthew Fort are teaming up for an
after-gala-dinner speech at the Dart Marina Hotel that will
doubtless be memorable. The night starts with a champagne
reception in the beautiful new bar area then moves on to a
5-course menu from renowned local chef, Tom Woods, with
carefully picked taster wines for each course. Recently
refurbished, the River Restaurant has panoramic views of
breathtaking scenery from every window. Tickets are £100 to
include champagne reception, dinner, taster wines and
entertainment. The Dart Marina are very generously donating
a large percentage of the ticket price to the Festival so
dig out your glad rags now and e-mail by
clicking here to reserve your tickets.
Brand new to the festival: Alex MacKay
To emphasis the focus on families even more the Festival
Team will be joined by Alex MacKay as Children’s Cooking
Champion this year. Alex is a cookery teacher who has worked
with Delia Smith and Raymond Blanc. He is also an author who
has published books on Cooking in Provence and family
cooking. Alex will be running workshops at the Children’s
Festival on the Thursday, signing copies of his book at the
book stall, doing demos in Avenue Gardens and hosting a very
special event on Saturday morning. Get up and Cook with Alex
MacKay is for children and families and will take place in
the Flavel at 9:30am on Saturday 27th. It’ll be an hour of
inspirational fun and is free to enter, just come along and
bring the children with you. Suitable for all ages.
Club Tent and the Pop Up bar on the embankment
James Brown reports: New to the Food Festival this
year is the Club Tent. Sophisticated and comfortable, the
new venue aims to bring wine to the festival is a way that
makes it accessible and fun.
Browns will be there with our Pop Up bar. Nearing completion
thanks to a magnificent effort from Piers Ballard, we will
replicate our Pewter bar for the festival. Resident "artist
at Browns" Sam Rowe has captured the atmosphere of our bar.
Sponsored by Jansz we will be tasting the best of Australian
and New Zealand wines. You will be able to buy a glass of
Jansz at any time, alternatively you can sample one of a
range of instant wine tasting that we will be doing over the
Wine always tastes better with food. We will have a
selection of cured hams, our own smoked salmon, chicken and
pork available as tapas around lunchtime. The tent
will open from 11am and run through to late afternoon. All
the profits from the bar will go to the Food Festival.
Check out Browns website by
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
The Angel - Autumn Offer
Two course lunch or dinner for
£20.00 on weekdays during October : Book a table at
lunchtime or between 6.30pm and 7.30pm on weekdays during
October, then choose two courses from our Lunch and Dinner
Menu for just £20.00 per person. You can order a starter and
main course, or main course and dessert – as you prefer.
Just quote OCT12 when booking your table.
Offer closes Wednesday 30th
October 2012 but excludes Friday 26th October 2012 (due to
the Dartmouth Food Festival) and all Saturdays and Sundays.
Booking essential, quoting “OCT12” offer code. Subject to
availability at time of booking. Offer includes either
starter or dessert, plus main course and one side order per
person. Vegetarian alternative available – please advise at
time of booking. All additional food, drinks, wines and
coffee/tea ordered will be charged as per the menu. This
offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Call
01803 839425, drop in or
to see their website.
4. Small News
Sarah Duggan from
Baxters gallery reports “Don’t forget to put Dartmouth
Galleries Night in your diary as 11 galleries are
featuring new exhibitions. The private views are from
6pm on Friday 26th October.”
Julie Smith reports:
We have just bought the Resnova and are doing a major
re-fit, hoping to re open in mid March 2013, as a
café/bistro/small hotel, with luxury en suite rooms.
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