Salcombe Crabfest Fire & Feast Fundraiser at Gara Rock, Salcombe with Chef Freddy Bird by Lauren Heath #ad #invited

Salcombe Crabfest Fire & Feast Fundraiser at Gara Rock, Salcombe with Chef Freddy Bird by Lauren Heath #ad Continue reading Salcombe Crabfest Fire & Feast Fundraiser at Gara Rock, Salcombe with Chef Freddy Bird by Lauren Heath #ad #invited

REVIEW: Devon Food Movement Big Collaboration at Ashridge Court – by Lauren Heath #Ad

The meal provided in this review was gratis. Views expressed are independent of the business and is not seen or approved before publication. On a damp Saturday evening, I found myself excitedly navigating the Devon lanes, heading towards the next Devon Food Movement event – this was a big one, “The Big Collaboration” at Ashridge Court Farm, featuring not only Luke but also six other talented … Continue reading REVIEW: Devon Food Movement Big Collaboration at Ashridge Court – by Lauren Heath #Ad

Chef Alastair David is going The Whole Hogget with this exciting pop-up event!

All photos courtesy of Jose Jimenez Chef Alastair David is holding ‘A Celebration Of Slow Grown Flavour’ showcasing hogget from Tuckett’s Farm. Two pop-up dining events will be held at separate locations in Devon on 7th and 9th June. The menu will be based around a 14 month-old Jacob’s hogget reared on Tuckett’s Farm. Hogget tends to be richer in flavour than traditional lamb and the … Continue reading Chef Alastair David is going The Whole Hogget with this exciting pop-up event!

Cheese and Pickled Onion Sandwich

We’ve been busy coming up with sandwiches for Burt’s Chips Ultimate Crisp Sandwich project. Some have been disasters (you won’t read about those!)  The second one we had great fun making was a classic with a modern twist.  Search for #ultimatecrispsandwich on Twitter and get the latest on this excellent summer campaign. Yes, its a Cheese and Pickled Onion Sandwich.  The culinary heights we go … Continue reading Cheese and Pickled Onion Sandwich

10 Questions for Tara Smith from Tara’s Busy Kitchen

Tara Smith is a busy person.  She writes local food & lifestyle blog Tara’s Busy Kitchen, she teaches ballet, she also works at a big named salon AND she manages to go nice places whilst writing about her adventures and providing some awesome recipes too.  I’ve been a fan of the blog since she started it last year (I think I’ve been reading it since the summer) … Continue reading 10 Questions for Tara Smith from Tara’s Busy Kitchen

Dining In The Dark – Three special events taking place in November at The Salutation Inn

I really wanted to come back last night and start writing about this, as the experience left me buzzing.  At The Salutation Inn in Topsham a group of press representatives and us too, had a taster of the Dining in the Dark events that are taking place in November being put on by the WESC Foundation, which is a fantastic institution that offers residency to … Continue reading Dining In The Dark – Three special events taking place in November at The Salutation Inn

Rob Dawe at the Topsham Lock Keepers Cottage Cafe

You might remember a few months ago we were invited to sample one of Chef Rob Dawe’s Pop-up Restaurants at The Heart of Oak in Pinhoe.  It was a fantastic evening, and something which we enjoyed immeasurably. I’m happy to announce that Rob is going to be at The Lock Keeper’s Cottage Cafe in Topsham for a couple of weeks, from the 19th August until … Continue reading Rob Dawe at the Topsham Lock Keepers Cottage Cafe

Spring Launch Party: The Gatehouse Bar and Restaurant at The Southgate Hotel

The part of the invitation that led me to believe that I should have dressed in something other than a shirt and my combat trousers was ‘Drinks Reception’ and ‘Southgate Hotel’.  The part of my brain that led me to think that this would be appropriate should really be scooped out, as this was definitely an event for a suit & tie. Thankfully I wasn’t … Continue reading Spring Launch Party: The Gatehouse Bar and Restaurant at The Southgate Hotel

Live Love Eat Awards 2014

Thursday 26th February was a bit of a special day for me, as it was the inaugural 2014 Live Love Eat awards and I had been invited along to take part in a grand celebration of locally produced food and drink, in an awards ceremony organised by Vicki Sargent and the Live Love Eat team.  It took place in the Deer Park Hotel (set in … Continue reading Live Love Eat Awards 2014

Powderham Food Festival 2014

What do you get when you combine a stately home, the best of local producers and a sunny October in Devon? The Powderham Food Festival of course!  I had the privilege of being invited along to this annual event on behalf of Eating Exeter and I have to say I was not at all disappointed. As you entered the main courtyard your sense where immediately … Continue reading Powderham Food Festival 2014

14th November 2014: Spooky Culinary Extravaganza @ The Great Fulfords at Cheriton Bishop

EDIT: This event has been moved to Friday 14th November A few weeks ago, Eating Exeter had the special opportunity to sample ‘Jonny Does Dinner’ serving Dinner In A Polytunnel at Trill Farm and absolutely loved it.  It was an amazing meal served in a fantastic location, ultimately a real treat for a foody who cares about his ingredients. Jonny Does Dinner has had a few … Continue reading 14th November 2014: Spooky Culinary Extravaganza @ The Great Fulfords at Cheriton Bishop

The Pickle Shack Pop-up Restaurant at The Real McCoy’s Arcade, Exeter

Eating Exeter was lucky to be invited to a Pop-up Dining experience hosted by The Pickle Shack; an exciting new company hosting a number of Pop-up events across East and South Devon.  At the helm of The Pickle Shack is Josh McDonald-Johnson, a talented Michelin star trained chef who has previously worked for three two Michelin starred chefs, Michael Caines (our local food hero), Daniel … Continue reading The Pickle Shack Pop-up Restaurant at The Real McCoy’s Arcade, Exeter

Naked Wines Tasting Event – Exeter University Great Hall 2014

I wanted to start off this post with ‘the thing I love about wine tastings….’ but realised that I have only ever been to one and this one was it.  For the uninitiated, it’s a little like an ale/beer/cider festival except there is a lot less liquid and a lot more talking about the thing being consumed. Some people come and work around methodically, opting … Continue reading Naked Wines Tasting Event – Exeter University Great Hall 2014

Bickleigh Mill: The Bistro Restaurant & Bar – Sliders Night

The village of Bickleigh. It is geographically almost slap bang in the middle of Devon and sits on the River Exe like it has done since before the Domesday Book. Mentioned in that classic tome as Bicca’s Meadow – I wonder if Mr Bicca could ever have imagined Bickleigh being the destination that it has become now. In foodie circles, Bickleigh Mill has always been … Continue reading Bickleigh Mill: The Bistro Restaurant & Bar – Sliders Night

Camper Coffee Company: Coffee with wheels

Its been a month or so since the Exeter Christmas Market was in full swing, before the climax of Christmas day and that sinking feeling you get when you realise that you have to go back to work.  So its time to go through my adventures over the break, to look through the photos and think about the holiday past. The highlight for me at … Continue reading Camper Coffee Company: Coffee with wheels

29th July: Tasting event at Ruby Modern Diner with Otter Valley Dairy!

To celebrate the start of the Summer Holidays RUBY Modern Diner and Otter Valley Dairy have teamed up to offer a one day tasting event. From 10am on Monday 29th July at RUBY Modern Diner on Queen Street, customers will be able to try the delicious range of Otter Valley Ice Cream for FREE! Erin Allgrove, Managing Director at RUBY Modern Diner said: “Otter Valley … Continue reading 29th July: Tasting event at Ruby Modern Diner with Otter Valley Dairy!

Holsworthy Ales Open Nights: Beer n Bangers! next one 27th July!

If anyone fancies a trip to the distant hills of Holsworthy, then this might be worth the trek! HOLSWORTHY ALES and Beer Hill House are holding seven open brewery nights between April and October 2013 on Saturday 27th April Saturday 25th May Saturday 22nd June Saturday 27th July Saturday 31st August Saturday 28th September Saturday 26th October Come and taste the beer and have a look around the … Continue reading Holsworthy Ales Open Nights: Beer n Bangers! next one 27th July!

Powderham Castle: Chocolate & Candy Fortnight 29th March to 14th April 2013

This is a fantastic idea for the kids if you’re looking for something to occupy the little chiddly winks over the Easter Holiday.  Powerderham Castle is holding a Chocolate and Candy Fortnight thanks to Jonty Depp and the Pocketwatch Theatre.  The link is to the website is here, it looks lip-smackingly awesome. I am not sure who this woman is in the picture, but WordPress provides … Continue reading Powderham Castle: Chocolate & Candy Fortnight 29th March to 14th April 2013