A brand new festival will be coming to the area for the first time, in line with the European Maritime Conference in Poole this year which will be known as ‘Taste of the South’. Taste of the South will be a 3 day festival starting on the 19th – 21st May 2017 celebrating local produce and entertainment for all situated in Poole Park, Dorset. This will consist of exhibitors from the surrounding areas coming together to celebrate the South.
Land & Wave are offering a special deal for you all, it is a £40 discount off their price for Deer in a Day on the 28th January. Just mention ‘westdorsetfoodie’ and you will get to butcher & cook a deer in a day.. Read about my deer in a day www.westdorsetfoodie.co.uk/deer-in-a-day
Lagom (pronounced [ˈlɑ̀ːɡɔm]) Deli opened in August this year, it specialises in drinks, cured meats, cheeses, sour dough breads and delicious chutneys. The interior is classic Scandinavian, beautifully simple with minimal fuss. I do like a good G&T and when I heard they had Paul Bowler of Winchester Distillery visiting Lagom, to talk about his Twisted Nose Dry Gin, I just had to go along to hear & taste all about it..
The New Inn Portland is on the right as you drive into Easton, which has wide roads and robust Portland Stone cottages, it is one of my minds images whenever anyone mentions Tophill. Easton is the gateway to Church Ope Cove, Portland Museum and the iconic attraction of Portland Bill. The New Inn was one of my first ever reviews as West Dorset Foodie and when Stacey & Spencer invited us back to sample their new menu, we leapt at the chance. It was going to be interesting to see how things have progressed since May 2012….
Seeing as the rest of the family were away this weekend, my Granny and I decided to go for a late lunch at Mark Hix’s restaurant in Lyme Regis. It was a beautiful, crisp Sunday and we couldn’t have picked a better time as the sun was just starting to set, giving us an even more spectacular backdrop.
Proud to say that The Brewers is our local and for the last four years it has been a warm welcoming pub, with good pub grub & friendly landlords. So when we heard that they were leaving, it raised a few alarm bells, would the new landlords change what we have grown to love?
The Red Lion nestles in a corner of Hope Square and I first visited many years ago to play against the pub’s darts team, which consisted then of mostly lifeboatmen with an ‘odd’ fisherman for good measure. After the redevelopment of Hope Square, The Red Lion is now the place on a summers afternoon, to sit and drink one of their fine beers, while watching the world go by. We have stopped a few times over this last summer and have seen the quality of the food coming out, but never had the opportunity to try it. So we were thrilled when asked if we would like to review their menu and swashbuckling new idea, ‘Rum Board’…..