Saturday came and went and I have to say this dinner was probably the sunniest of all to date! It was befitting of a dinner titled ‘ONE SUMMER NIGHT’… The only down side to sunshine is the midgy’s that came out to play when dusk arrived! Other than that a lovely group of people and a lovely summers evening hopefully had by all. Tickets now on sale for the next one at Dacre Banks on August 10th.
I am a little slow on the update on this one. The dinner at The Bivouac was certainly the most challenging to date, with a hit and miss forecast and windy weather my stress levels were higher than normal. Matthew, the chef, owner of Lockwoods restaurant was a superstar however and the food was really special. He understood how imperative it was that everything on the menu was local… The main course was Pork from Taste Tradition in Thirsk, a farm I visited back in March. I make sure I visit the producer of every item on the menu and I am especially passionate about where the meat comes from. I spent the day foraging with foraging guru Chris Bax, of Taste the Wild around the Bivouac site. We collected lots of wild garlic and wild garlic flowers, sweet sicily, wood sorrel & horseradish root. Hopefully I will see Chris again soon as we go in to chamomile season as I am eyeing up a chamomile and honey ice cream recipe for our July dinner. I get all my honey from my best friend who’s father has a farm and has his own bees. I’ve grown up watching him don his white suit heading off to visit his bees.
Anyway I digress… Fiona Clayton sang us some wonderful tunes, the fire-pit warmed hands and as always, I met some lovely new people. Here are a few images for you to enjoy.
FISH, FIELD & FOWL – A pop up dining event by ‘The Laden Table’ in association with Provenance Inns & Mount St John Sporting.
Anyone who counts among their all time favourite meals one that was eaten from a metal plate under the stars should come along to this outdoor dinner. Perhaps i’m getting a little carried away with the metal plates, but if the weather cooperates I can certainly provide the stars.
Hyper-local ingredients are transformed into richly comforting fare, served with whimsical grace all washed down with cocktails, foraged cocktails no less. The same long table you’ve come to expect from a Laden Table dinner, the same commitment to local producers and the same magical dining experience.
Tickets costs £34 per person, price includes welcome cocktail and three-course dinner. Dinner is held on grassland at The Carpenters Arms, Felixkirk. To book go to www.wegottickets.com/TheLadenTable or payment can be taken in any Provenance Inn site.
Please note this dinner is outdoors, a wet weather plan will be in place so the dinner will go on regardless … Feel free to pack a blanket
Why not make a night of it and stay in one of the stunning garden rooms for a special rate of £99 bed & breakfast. Please contact The Carpenters Arms to enquire about availability for rooms 01845 537369