Pike & Pine with Ridgeview: From Root to Fruit
One of the city's most exciting chefs, Matt Gillan, plus one of the best of our Sussex wine makers are teaming up to create a seven course menu, celebrating what makes English sparkling wine amazing. Starting from the roots where the vines begin to the fruit they produce, this sounds like a fascinating dinner. I hope my favourite of the Ridgeview wines, their Blanc de Blancs, gets a deserving edible makeover. Unmissable.
Advance tickets £125 including food and wine available from firstname.lastname@example.org
(A deposit of £50 per person is required for this event)
64 Degrees on Safari
From their new restaurant space on the seafront, 64 Degrees are going ‘On Safari’ with an epic beach BBQ of exotic meats from around the world. After a summer of uncle Ken's burnt sausages and soggy coleslaw, we could all do with a bit of a lux spin on the often mistreated BBQ, eh? Expect surprises, interesting combinations and you have the option of a matched wine flight available too.
Trenchmore Farm at Isaac At
Isaac At has always been a restaurant that heros local; even listing the mileage of key local ingredients on the reverse of their menus. Chef Isaac Bartlett-Copeland and Sussex farmer Joanne Knowles from Trenchmore Farm are creating a menu exploring the versatility of their superb beef. Also featuring will be the results of their recent planting of heritage wheat, all perfectly prepared by Isaac and his talented team.
Advance tickets £45 from Isaac At • 07765 934 740 • Book online at www.isaac-at.com
Pascere’s Court Garden Vineyard Brunch
Advance tickets £45 including food and wine from Pascere • 01273 917 949 • www.pascere.co.uk
Gin Makers Dinner
Advance tickets £75 including all food and drink are available directly from The Salt Room • 01273 929 488 • www.saltroom-restaurant.co.uk
Wednesday 30 August
Brighton Gin Club at La Cave à Fromage
Cheese and wine we've done, even cheese and beer; but Gin and cheese? After a welcome gin and tonic, you'll be guided through a matching event with cheeses in the capable hands of La Cave à Fromage’s David Deaves and three sipping gins courtesy of Brighton Gin Club. Sounds fun!
Advance tickets £30 from Brighton Gin Club • www.brightonginclub.com
Thursday 31 August
Sussex Gin Week wild cocktail foraging walk & masterclass
A must for the gin lovers out there, seemingly growing in number by the day. Here you can get hands-on with gin cocktails at this interactive foraging walk and masterclass. Enjoy a guided stroll through Rottingdean and the surrounding Downs, collecting ingredients for your drinks, followed by a cocktail making and infusing demonstration including tasters, then make your own Mayfield Gin cocktail.
Advance tickets £30 from The Queen Vic • 01273 302 121 • www.thequeenvic.co.uk
Saturday 2 September
Festival of Sussex GinsThe Dome Room, Hotel du Vin, 2-6 Ship Street, Brighton BN1 • 1-4pm & 6-9pm sessions
The first ever Festival of Sussex Gins, you'll be able to sample some of the finest craft gins in our region.
Flavours of Brighton
The last Flavours of Brighton event was a bit low-key but looked amazing! Collaborating with 20 of the city’s iconic chefs, mixologists and food and drink producers, Boho Gelato will be creating a selection of one-off flavours. You can just pop into the shop in Pool Valley whilst stocks last!
For more information on events please visit the festival website: www.brightonfoodfestival.com