|Cornish farm to host ‘1,000 Mouths’: a four night festival of feasts|
|A Cornish farm will collaborate with leading chefs for four nights of feasting in aid of Action Against Hunger this autumn.|
Nancarrow, a 100 acre working organic farm near Truro, in the heart of Cornwall, has announced plans for ‘1,000 Mouths’: a festival of feasts which embodies their ethos of sustainable food production.
The concept for the festival is to feed 1,000 guests from a single bullock reared on the farm. Three feasts will take place each night from Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 October, in three different barns, with guest chefs cooking alongside the Nancarrow team.
A host of renowned chefs, including Gill Meller and the team from River Cottage, Tom Adams (Coombeshead Farm, Pitt Cue), James Knappett (Bubbledogs & Kitchen Table) and Andy Appleton (Appleton’s at the Vineyard), join Nancarrow’s resident chefs Darren Broom and Jack Bristow.
Beef from just one of Nancarrow’s traditional breed bullocks will feature on all of the menus, alongside other seasonal ingredients grown on the farm and by other local suppliers.
Steve Chamberlain from Nancarrow said: “We can’t wait to welcome these fantastic chefs to cook with our team at Nancarrow. As well as being one of the most exciting food events in Cornwall, 1,000 Mouths aims to raise money for a really worthwhile cause, whilst demonstrating how versatile great beef can be.
“We hope guests will come away inspired to source excellent-quality meat, and try new ways to use lesser-known cuts at home.”
Nancarrow hosts feasts throughout the year, with dishes cooked over wood on an open fire, or the grills of the farm’s purpose-built outdoor kitchen.
Chef Gill Meller said: “For me, the best kind of cooking and eating celebrates seasonal ingredients produced sustainably. I know this is an ethos shared by the team at Nancarrow Farm.
“To be able to enjoy ingredients in the environment in which they have been reared or grown is very special, and Nancarrow’s 1,000 Mouths festival will provide people with the perfect opportunity to do just that, whilst also raising funds for an excellent cause.”
Each evening, guests will be invited to arrive from 5pm to take a tour of the farm, and enjoy cocktails and canapés from the fire pit. A three course menu will be served at long trestle tables laid with fresh flowers.
Drinks will be available from a well-stocked bar, including a range of ales and seasonal cocktails created exclusively for 1,000 Mouths.
1,000 Mouths feast tickets start at £40 per person, and include a drink on arrival and three courses. All profits from the event will be donated to Action Against Hunger.
Tickets go on sale on 5 July. To receive event news please sign up via the website: //www.nancarrowfarm.co.uk/.