About Eat Dorset Food Fair EAT DORSET FOOD FAIR 19th and 20th October 2013 10am - 4pm PARNHAM HOUSE, BEAMINSTER, DORSET DT8 3LZ ENTRANCE FEE: £6 (CHILDREN UNDER 16 FREE) For further information please email us at email@example.com EAT DORSET brings together the very best produce and producers from across Dorset and the surrounding Counties. Over sixty stalls showcasing the quality and diversity of Dorset's wonderful food and drink. Plus: COOKERY DEMONSTRATIONS from top Chefs including MARK HIX with Head Chef from Hix Fish House LIN PIDSLEY LINDSEY BAREHAM RICHARD BERTINET RUSSELL BROWN MAT FOLLAS GIDEON HITCHIN AIDAN CHAPMAN BRETT SUTTON LESLEY WATERS' 'pop-up' cookery school offering hands-on classes with Lesley (see full schedule) plus Lesley's skill/demo sessions throughout the weekend. Adults/Children/Families. Children's cooking with Minno Kitchens hands-on cookery sessions for children of any age throughout the weekend. Tea tasting with Comins Tea House (see schedule) Wine tasting with Gulp Wine Plenty of opportunity to eat great food cooked by great cooks and a rare opportunity to walk around the restored gardens and beautiful grounds of Parnham House. EAT DORSET was launched to celebrate the publication of the book by the same title. Initially, just a few producers gathered in the beautiful grounds of Parnham House to showcase local produce. Over the past few years, the Festival has grown beyond recognition with more than 50 local producers from Dorset and the surrounding counties now gathering to promote and sell a wonderfully diverse and highly regarded range of produce. CHILDREN AT EAT DORSET: Children can learn to cook or practice their skills with Lesley Waters at her hands-on parents and children sessions on Saturday and Sunday morning and at her afternoon tea family sessions. See the Lesley Waters Cookery School page. Also Minno Kitchens will be running hands-on sessions on both days for children under 12. See the Children's Events page for more information. EAT AT EAT DORSET: Following the success of last years' very original and ecclectic mix of people cooking at Eat Dorset, there are plenty of good things to eat at this years' festival. The wonderful Tickled Pig are back this year with their fantastic Hangi lamb. Shoulders of lamb burried in a fire pit and cooked beneath the ground for several hours. Plus spatchcocked pig on an open fire. The Hive Beach Cafe's landmark Champagne and Oyster Bar; The Bridge House Hotel; Hix's Fish Dogs; Minno Kitchen; Jalopi Pizza; Dorset Sushi and Comins Tea House. Please go to 'Schedule' section on menu for more details. EAT DORSET was named as one of a handful of finalists in the Country Life Magazine’s ‘Countryside Event of the Year’. This, together with listings in The Times and The Independent as ‘One of the best Food Fairs of the Year’ has given EAT DORSET an established and highly respected place in the wonderful range of food festivals that take place throughout the country. Described by The Times (in their listings of the top Food Festivals of the year) as 'more like the Squire's Summer do than a commercial event' ...... 'but though it is rural it is by no means parochial, featuring talks and demonstrations by some of London's top Chefs.' The Times EAT DORSET FOOD FAIR OPENING TIMES 19th and 20th October 2013 10AM - 4PM ENTRANCE £6 (No dogs please) Address: Parnham House Beaminster Dorset DT8 3LZ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Emails to the Eat Dorset website include the following quotes:- Howard from New York "What a perfect English October day. Amazing food in a spectacular setting. We loved tasting so many different and unusual things and talking to the people who'd made them. We hope to be back next year." Sarah from Bristol "I've been every to the Eat Dorset Food Fair and wouldn't miss it for the world. It is such a beautiful setting with so much to offer. A real Foodies heaven." Joan from Bournemouth "I travel all over the country but Eat Dorset is still my favourite event. The gardens at Parnham are wonderful. Therange and quality of the produce on sale is the best that I've come across. The Cafe has a great variety of exotic and delicious food. It's an inspiration." Carlo wrote: Next year will be the third time in a row that I have attended this wonderful event. Each and every time I travel to the beautiful and mesmerising grounds of Parnham House in Beaminster (DT8 3LZ), I am welcomed with friendly people, very helpful staff and most importantly a huge variety of utterly irresistible local foods. The facilities at the fair whether it be the toilets, café's, stalls or even horse drawn carriage tours, are top notch. I highly recommend going to the Eat Dorset Food Fair if you like great foods, friendly faces, beautiful panorama and a very fulfilling day.