Psst! The latest, greatest and super-new pop-up foodie nights you'll want to know about.
Fab-tastic Whatley Manor has had a makeover, and we at Muddy were lucky enough to be one of the very first bods allowed a snoop around. As part of their new funky look, this gorgeous country house hotel has gone and put itself firmly at the top of the pop-up foodie night pile, throwing lavish Chef’s Table-style banquets for a select few in their Green Room. Make sure you’re one of the in-crowd and book your spot now.
Each night a guest chef will host the table, where they will chop, fry and cook up culinary magic right in front of you, and a maximum of 12 guests means that these pop-ups remain seriously exclusive. The Foodie Experiences kick off with Taco Night on Thurs 15 March, hosted by head chef at Whatley George Dingle, where you can chow down on homemade tacos, washed down with a few ‘Whatleyritas’.
Hot on the senorita’s tails come Whatley’s own St Patrick’s Day celebrations on Sat 17 March, hosted by chef James Walsh who might just know a thing or two about preparing Irish fare. If you can’t bag yourself a seat for this, then there are plenty more Chef’s Tables coming up, including Italian Night, Thai Night and Fruits de Mer, no less.
Try a Taste of India with talented chef Nikesh Patel who will whip up six-courses of curried loveliness followed by a screening of The Lion with Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman in Whatley’s very own cinema. The chef’ll bring you desserts there, too.
Dates are throughout March and April but I wouldn’t hang around – they are getting booked up pretty sharpish.
Now, here’s a biggie #intheknow tap-the-side-of-your-nose bit of goss…rumour has it that a few seriously cool Michelin-starred chefs will be rocking up soon to do the business and cook for you – and you can be sure they will get booked up faster than Stormzy at Finsbury Park. We are super-stoked (does anyone still say that?) to be the first to let you know about them, so get in there now and book for Tony Parkin of West House in Kent fame on 30 April, and Gareth Ward from Ynyshir Hall in Wales on 14 May.
Book online, call events on 01666 822 888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Foodie Experiences with Tony Park and Gareth Ward cannot be booked online – register your interest at email@example.com.
Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa, Easton Grey, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16 0RB, Tel: 01666 822 888, whatleymanor.com