I just thought I’d let you in on some foodie events coming up in the next few weeks in Devon and Cornwall.
The exquisite Glazebrook House Hotel at South Brent (which I’ve written about previously in this Journal) is hosting a special Pol Roger Champagne Evening on Thursday 24th May. Guests will be treated to an evening of food and bubbly with a four-course menu paired with fine Pol Roger champagnes. The hotel is a finalist in the Boutique/Guest Accommodation category of the Visit England tourist awards and last year won Outstanding Business of the Year and Hotel of the Year at the English Riviera And South Devon Tourism and Hospitality Awards.
A similar event to celebrate English Wine Week is being held at Buckfastleigh on 1st June with Sharpham Wines and Devon Distillery providing a selection of wines to complement an eight-course seasonal supper cooked by Riverfood Field Kitchen.
May sees the start of the Exeter Street Food Market which takes place on various Thursday evenings until September at the Quayside and the Piazza Terracina. Enjoy street food from across the globe, including Spanish, Vietnamese, African, Caribbean and Egyptian, produced from locally sourced fresh produce. It all kicks off tomorrow, Thursday 17th May, at Piazza Terracina from 4.30 until 9.30.
River Cottage at Axminster is holding its Spring Food Fair on the weekend of 26th/27th May. A perfect day out for families with workshops, talks and live music as well as the all-important artisan food stalls and chef demos.
If the River Cottage fair doesn’t quite fill you up you can move on to the Dartington Food Fair which is on the same weekend, on the 27th and 28th May. Again, plenty of demos and wonderful food stalls showcasing the best that Devon has to offer.
And finally, if simply watching Harry marry Meghan on your TV at home seems a bit low-key then head to the Headland Hotel at Fistral Beach for a Royal Afternoon Tea. Celebrations start at 11.30 with the wedding being shown on a big screen and tea being served from 2.30.