The countdown has begun to the Devonshire Arms Food Festival

There are now just two weeks to go until the third annual Devonshire Food Festival, with a whole range of dinners and demonstrations taking place from Monday 18th November – 24th November. Taking place at The Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel on The Bolton Abbey Estate, it promises to be a real foodie feast for all involved!

The week will include a variety of live chef demos, light-hearted lunches, afternoon teas, Michelin star dinners, and Chef vs. Chef Events – where two chefs compete against one another to win diners’ votes.

Chefs confirmed for this year’s culinary extravaganza include new Burlington Head Chef Adam Smith, who has joined Devonshire Hotels & Restaurants from The Ritz, Swinton Park 3 AA Rosette Award-winning Head Chef, Simon Crannage, Head Chef at The Devonshire Fell, Oliver Adams, and ‘Great British Menu’ contestant and local chef, Stephanie Moon.

Lunches and dinners will be taking place every day throughout the week, each one hosted by a different chef showcasing their talents to a dining room full of hungry guests waiting to sample the delicious dishes on offer that day.

The Chef vs. Chef Lunches will take place on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in the Burlington – where guests can sample a mystery menu without knowing which chef it was prepared by. The winner of the light-hearted challenge is whoever’s dish receives the most votes from diners after the lunch. Guests can also meet the chefs behind their dishes with an informal meet and greet session afterwards.

Dinners throughout the week will comprise of a six-course tasting menu from a different Michelin-starred chef each night in the Burlington, including menus cooked by Cinnamon Club Head Chef Rakesh Ravindran, Head Chef at Anthony’s Restaurant Anthony Flinn, and Montagu Arms Head Chef Matthew Tomkinson to name a few.

After the tasting menu is served, the chef will be welcomed front of house to meet the guests who have sampled the dishes for an informal chat amongst the tables and a question and answer session.

A special afternoon tea will be prepared by Adam Smith on Sunday 24th November.

Lunches are priced at £39 per person and include a welcome drink. Dinners are priced at £59 per person and also include a welcome drink. Guests wishing to make a night of it can book a stay at The Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel from just £99 per person.

For more information and to book a place at this year’s Food Festival, please call *01756 710441* Places are limited and are a first come first serve basis.