Dinner with Hix & Temperley – SOLD OUT


Saturday 23rd September, 7 PM

Join us for an evening of merriment with great friends and ambassadors of each other for many years, Mark Hix and Julian Temperley. Together they will celebrate everything they love about Somerset.

September in Somerset brings us delights including apples, cider and rabbit which will be coupled with more Somerset delights including Black Cow vodka and Barber’s cheddar. The main course name ‘Heavy Metal Rabbit’ is a story only they can tell!

On arrival – Orchard Mist cocktail

Hix cured salmon

To start – with a taster of Iced Cider

Crispy mackerel frame, Mackerel ceviche, Somerset apple

Sugar pit beef, Kitchen garden bean salad

Westcombe ricotta, Kitchen Garden chard, hazelnuts

Main course – with Burrowhill cider

‘Heavy Metal Rabbit’

Somerset rabbit, Burrowhill cider, apples, apple mash, greens

Pudding & Cheese – with Somerset Pomona

Temperley Mess

Barber’s cheddar, rye crackers, chutney

Tickets: £40 per person

(includes arrival drink, 3 course dinner with tasters of Somerset Cider Brandy’s range with each course)

Mark Hix – renowned chef & food author, is known for his original take on British gastronomy. Having opened his restaurant, Hix Oyster & Chop House near London’s Smithfield Market in 2008, other eponymous restaurants have followed including Hix Oyster & Fish House in his home town of Lyme Regis, Dorset.

Julian Temperley – owner of Somerset Cider Brandy Company and Burrow Hill Cider. Julian’s farm, we sit amongst 160 acres of cider apple orchards at the base of Burrow Hill, a famous Somerset landmark with a single sycamore on top that looks out across the Somerset Levels. The farm has been pressing cider for the past 150 years and distilling the cider into Somerset Cider Brandy since 1989. The first written records of Cider Brandy in England go back to 1678. The revival of the art of distilling Cider Brandy was led by the Somerset Cider Brandy Company, eventually being granted a licence in 1989. This is the first cider distilling licence in recorded history. We now have a PGI-Protected Geographical Indication making Somerset Cider Brandy legal again in Europe and giving us an “appellation contrôlée”