Saturday, 12th & Friday, 18th Dec | £45 per person
The Dutch Barn, Owl Lodge, Lacock

At this most magical time of year, come with us on a culinary journey, as if we are backpackers exploring the cuisine that we might find traveling on foot from Nazereth to Bethlehem but no rucksacks and no blisters...

Once again, our talented musician Andrew Hurst will provide live music to enhance the experience.

Arrive at Owl Lodge 7.00pm - 7.30pm

Dinner commences 7.30pm

Come dressed for Winter in the countryside!

The journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem is approx 100km, which takes 2hrs by car along a boring motorway. However, for the more adventurous (and fit), it takes 8 to 10 days on foot. All routes pass through characterful Bedouin villages and ancient towns where, cooking methods, cookware and ingredients have stayed much as they were back in Biblical times. 

This is an evening of Festive celebration as we prepare for one of the most important Christian Festivals plus the mid-winter solstice. We have based the menu around a Levantine cuisine with many dishes that are ingrained in that ancient culture.


On arrival


Hot quince punch with dried lime (alcoholic & non-alcoholic version) 


Middle Eastern savouries


 To Start

Fadi (roasted courgette, tahini and garlic) 

Levant Gold (roasted carrot, caraway, dates and cashew) 

Muhammara (baked pepper, walnuts and pomegranate) 

Traditional Levant breads baked in the wood fired oven with olive oil 




Merguez (paprika spiced lamb sausages) 

Chicken Shish Taouk (marinated in Arabic Seven Spice) with almonds & lemon 

Cauliflower taouk (plant based/vegan) 

Aromatic rice with sultanas, parsley & olive oil 

Bamieh Bil Zeit (okra cooked with tomatoes, garlic & parsley) 


To finish

Vaughan’s Kitchen baklava

Halawet el Jeben - cheese & pistachio pudding 


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