Dingley Dell’s “Flying Visit” foodie extravaganza a flying success

Dingley Dell’s ‘Flying Visit’ to The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa on Monday 6th October welcomed seven high profile chefs from around the UK to this exclusive celebration of all things pork!

The Dev hosted the impressive event with ‘The Magnificent 7’ chefs coming together to create an evening of outstanding gourmet pork dishes. The chefs included: Paul Foster from Mallory Court in Warwickshire, Eric Snaith from Titchwell Manor in Norfolk, Steve Smith from Freemasons at Wiswell, Mark Poynton from the Michelin star restaurant Alimentum in Cambridge, the Michelin star Rupert Rowley from Fishers at Baslow and of course, Adam Smith, head chef of The Burlington Restaurant.

The foodie celebration consisted of an indulgent seven course dinner, each course carefully crafted by one of the skilled chefs with Dingley Dell Pork. Cellar Master Nigel Fairclough expertly selected complementing wines to accompany each of the exceptional pork dishes.

Murray Chapman from ‘Passions to Inspire’ gave students from seven catering colleges in the area the opportunity to work with a chef mentor during the evening and experience fine cooking at its best, with a further 3 colleges assisting front of house. The colleges included; East Kent College, Leeds City College, Birmingham College, Sheffield College, Wheel College, Gloucester College and Coleg Llandrillo.

During the evening guests were wowed by the pork butchery demonstration held by respected butcher Kevin Burrow and later enjoyed theatre canapés from Andrew Nutter, before indulging in further courses created by ‘The Magnificant 7’, with the help of their student assistants.

Dingley Dell ‘Flying Visit’ proudly supported The Devs’ charity of the year and raised a momentous £5,400 for Ilkley Candlelighters – a local children’s cancer charity. The event was also supported by the RSPCA Freedom Foods & Craft Guild of Chefs.