Taste East Devon, September 9-24, 2023

Taste East Devon, September 9-24, 2023
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Taste East Devon unveils event line-up

The September food festival will include a talk and tastings headed by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

Taste East Devon, from September 9-24, will showcase local produce, chefs and dining experiences. The food festival recently announced new events for this year's edition: the latest to be added to the programme is ‘The Gut Health Revolution’ on September 13, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall hosting an educational morning of talks and tastings (two talks and a panel discussion).

One of the highlights is the Ottery St Mary Food & Families Festival on September 9. This free event celebrates the best local food and drink, including demonstrations, a market, street food, and entertainment.

Other new events:

  • Fiery Spicy Night at River Cottage (September 13), bringing flavours of the East to East Devon.
  • ‘Taste of Tapas’ at Coldharbour Farm Shop and Field Kitchen (September 15), where visitors can enjoy dishes made from the best local and seasonal ingredients.
  • Field, Fire, Ferment Food Festival is returning to Darts Farm (September 16).
  • The ‘Knife and Pork’ event at The Nightjar Inn will celebrate local pork from Kenniford Farm through mouth-watering dishes (September 20).
  • 'Cocktail Compass': Tour, Talk and Tasting Event, where visitors can sip cocktails while navigating through the world of mixology (September 21).
  • Secrets of pig keeping at Smallicombe Farm with their Pig Keeping Course with lunch (September 21).
  • Farm to Fork Family Experience with lunch (September 23), where families can help feed the pigs, poultry and sheep.
  • Jack in the Green’s Totally Devon Menu will be available for lunch or dinner, Monday to Saturday (excluding Tuesdays), from September 9-23. This menu showcases the region's finest ingredients and produce, providing an authentic taste of Devon.
  • Mickey’s Beach Bar and Restaurant’s ‘Taste of Devon lunch menu’ will be available Mondays to Fridays (between September 11-22) from 12-2.30pm, offering a range of seafood, meats and vegetables for all to enjoy.

“We are delighted to introduce even more events for the third year of the Taste East Devon Food Festival,” said Ruud Jansen Venneboer, Chair of Taste East Devon and owner of Mazzard Farm Holiday Cottages. “Whether you're a food lover, a cooking enthusiast, or simply looking for a great day out, we invite everyone to join us and indulge in the delights of our region.”

The full programme of events at the official Taste East Devon Food Festival website.

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