News Bites

A walk on the wild side

Tramping around the South Island of New Zealand this month has given me plenty of time to reflect, and recover both body and mind allowing me to revisit what makes me tick. Surprise, surprise food was a persistent thought. From foraging wild ingredients, through to creating new dishes & fusing c ...

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Vietnam food tour

Luxury is often defined by a price tag, but for me the real luxury is the luxury of time. To be able to travel to different parts of the world, experiencing different cultures and having the time to connect with the local people and their land is what gives me the most pleasure and it is what I valu ...

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Simple ingredients taking the limelight

On leaving the airport, everything was an assault on the senses, from the chaos in traffic to the agility of the hawkers negotiating; the scooters, lorries and taxis with no concern about how to reach their base to tout their wears. Street traders After 24 hours of travel from Bristol to Hanoi i ...

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Valley Success

Yet another successful Valley Fest this August,  blessed with wall to wall sunshine and the stunning lakeside setting! We pride ourselves with our local ethos and working with Luke Hassel and The Community Farm the festival allowed us to do this with our vegetables grown on site, now that’s f ...

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Christmas comes early for some

We are open for Christmas bookings now. Back in July Andy walked into Loaf Bakery for a coffee and a cinnamon bun, introduced himself to proprietor Danny and before leaving they had agreed that they should try collaborating and cook up a storm. Two showstopper evenings later and a lot of very hap ...

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