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Get the taste of Dorset
THERE’S the chance to find out exactly what Dorset tastes like when Eat Dorset returns to Beaminster on October 19 and 20.
Foodies from across the country are expected to home in on Parnham House when the popular festival returns for its seventh year.
Chefs demonstrating their skills will include Mark Hix and his award winning head chef from the Oyster & Fish House, former Beaminster restaurateur and Masterchef winner Mat Follas and Michelin-starred Russell Brown from Sienna in Dorchester.
Following the great success of her pop-up school last year, West Dorset-based Lesley Waters will be running hands-on courses and demo sessions throughout the weekend for both adults, children and families.
Gideon Hitchin, formerly of River Cottage, now with his own Bridport catering business, and Aidan Chapman, master baker from The Phoenix Bakery in Weymouth, will also be at the event.
In addition to the range of produce at Eat Dorset, there will also be an amazing range of things to tickle visitors’ tastebuds.
The Hive Beach Cafe from Burton Bradstock returns with its popular champagne and oyster bar and will also be running a creperie.
The Tickled Pig, from Wimborne, whose lamb was a highlight last year, will be building the fire pit again this year, burying spiced lamb and slow roasting it under the ground.
Sturminster Newton-based Comins Tea House will be doing tea tastings and Beaminster’s own Bridge House Hotel is cooking slow roasts and autumn soups.
The Stables Cider Bar from Bridport and The Larder House Black Cow Bloody Mary Bar are both new to Eat Dorset this year.
“This is an event not to be missed,” said organiser Annette Smallwood.
“Great produce and a fantastic selection of things to eat.”
The event is open from 10am to 4pm each day in the deer park and grounds at Parnham.
Entrance is £6 (children under 16 free). Free parking, no dogs allowed.
More information from eatdorset foodfair.co.uk.