Friday 8th November | £45 per person
The Dutch Barn, Owl Lodge, Lacock
Arrive at Owl Lodge for 7.00pm - 7.20pm
Dinner commences 7.45pm - a three-course dinner at long communal tables in the Dutch barn, around the central fire pit.
On a chilly night in November, let us transport you to the warmth of the Mediterranean with a dining experience that will celebrate the marriage of artisan gins with regional cuisine. From the sun-baked olive groves of the Sierra Tramuntana, through the cool, lush citrus groves of Sóller’s Golden Valley to the beach-side salt marshes of Es Trenc, the unique climate and landscape of Mallorca offers us flavoursome ingredients to create vibrant dishes.
This evening has been designed and will be delivered by two graduates from Vaughan’s Cookery School Professional Kitchen Essential course, Sarah & Debbie. They have created a menu inspired by a combination of the peasant traditions of the Mediterranean and historic Arab and Moorish influences going back centuries.
At the centre of your evening will be a series of gin tastings, introduced by the Mallorcan gin expert Sam Smith, the sole UK importer of award-winning artisan gin producers, Gin Eva. As the meal progresses, Sam will guide you through a variety of gins that have been carefully selected to pair with the food. Naturally there will be non-alcoholic drinks available for those that don't indulge or are driving. These too will pair with the food and will be from locally foraged ingredients, as we don't have time to go to Mallorca to forage there!
Join us on this journey from mountain to coast to experience a true taste of this stunning island.
Special gin punch or a non- alcoholic hedgerow punch
Ponche especial de ginebra/ Poncho de seto sin alcohol
Toasted and spiced almonds
Manchego cheese with quince jelly
From the woodfired oven:
Mallorcan “Coca” with anchovies, sweet peppers, ham and capers +
Coca with onions, thyme, honey and pine-nuts
(Traditional Mallorcan layered vegetable-bake with fresh tomato sauce)
Gin Eva: La Mallorquina Olive Gin
Slow-braised pigs’ cheeks with sherry, olives and sweet paprika
Pork belly stuffed with tapenade and Mediterranean herbs
Autumn stew of wild mushrooms with chickpeas and spinach (V)
(“Dirty rice” vegetarian style with baby artichokes)
Chargrilled broccoli with lemon and almonds
Gin Eva: Artisan Green Spice Gin
Wild rosehip and tomato “Bakewell Tart”
Basil and honey yoghurt
Wild damson compote
Hot drinks to finish
+ the opportunity to buy Christmas gifts for gin-loving friends & family
Sorry but Saturday 9th November FULLY BOOKED
Make a reservation
After clicking 'book now' you will be able to select the number of tickets (quantity).
If you don’t inform us about special dietary requirements in advance, we may not be able to accommodate you on the night and no refund will be available.
BOOKINGS IN ADVANCE ONLY!
Finding Owl Lodge
The Dutch Barn, Owl Lodge, Forest Lane, Lacock, SN152PN
IMPORTANT NOTE: When travelling from Devizes you cannot access Owl Lodge via Spye Park - even if your SatNav tells you differently!