Slow Food Oxon


Foxbury Farm Feast and AGM

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24 Jun 2011 - 18:00
24 Jun 2011 - 20:30

Foxbury Farm will put together for us a taster show of their award winning meats, alongside local cheeses, seasonal vegetables, breads and desserts, to be washed down with local wines, beers and ciders. All for £10 a person, in an enviable setting at their farm on the edge of the Cotswolds. You will also have the opportunity to shop at their Best in the South East farm shop and with some luck, we may even get a tour of their butchery.

Apple Dinner - CANCELLED

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10 Feb 2011 - 19:00
10 Feb 2011 - 22:00

Unfortunately, due to a lack of uptake, this event has been cancelled.

 

Venue: The Vaults & Garden in Oxford

Will and his chefs will use locally sourced organic ingredients to make apple and parsnip soup, sausages stewed in apples and an apple & pear crumble. And I have invited local apple growers to attend and talk us through the rich apple heritage of this country and whatever is left of it in the South

Manzanilla : Book Club + Dinner

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22 Nov 2010 - 19:00
22 Nov 2010 - 22:00

Our next event is a special treat, at the Cherwell Boathouse Restaurant in Oxford, bringing two in one: a book discussion on Manzanilla by Javier Hidalgo and Christopher Fielden and a 4-course dinner.

Javier will be there to talk to us about Manzanilla. For those of you (like me) who don’t know what Manzanilla is, Google says it’s a variety of fino sherry. I am sure Javier will tell us a much greater deal about it. La Gitana, his manzanilla , won Gold for fortified wine at the IWC competition recently. The Boathouse has also won Best Fine Wine List of the Year in the Imbibe Magazine trophy sponsored by Louis Roederer.

So, the evening will start with the book group, 7-7.30 to discuss Javier & Christopher Fielden’s book Manzanilla (available on amazon) , with a glass of manzanilla (complimentary). Then the restaurant will be open to all for a Sherry dinner, priced about £40. It will be a 4 course meal with tutored tasting flights and a glass of sherry with each course, probably a glass of red wine with the main course. So I think it should be a great evening, Javier always speaks very well and the wines are fabulous. Jolly good value too!

The event is planned for Monday 22 November, 7pm.

Please sign up with us and we can send you a Menu to see.

Looking forward to see as many of you as possible!

With Slow Wishes,

Tamara

Fungi Foray

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3 Oct 2010 - 10:30
3 Oct 2010 - 12:30

Dear Slow Foodies:
time is right now for another fungi foray, according to expert Clive Carey.
 
John Phillpot has kindly organised the event, with very short notice given nature conditions.
 

Harvest Lunch

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22 Aug 2010 - 12:00
22 Aug 2010 - 15:30

Venue: Penny Reid's Down Barn Farm on Sparsholt Down, Wantage, OX12 0XD

Join us to try Penny's organic ham with a glass of cider, salads and farmhouse breads. Bring a dessert of your liking. Penny will tell us about her farm and animals in the beautiful setting of her garden, overlooking the wheat field.

Wine Tasting and Lunch

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6 Jun 2010 - 11:00
6 Jun 2010 - 15:00

To celebrate the English Wine Week, we are offering a wine tasting at the well known Brightwell Vineyard, near Wallingford, (OX10 8LJ) on Sunday, 6 June, 11am.

Carol and Bob Nielsen will offer their award winning wines and will guide us through their vineyard on the site. The shop will then open for you to purchase more.

After the wine tasting we'll be going to the famous Half Moon for lunch. Those of you who attended the Taster Menu organised by Geoffrey in November said "it was the best meal ever". Those who did not make it - this is an excellent chance to try it out.