Farm Suppers 

* Booking Necessary *

Dates : Thurs evenings 7.30pm for 8pm on 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd May 
Venue : White House Farm, Great Glemham IP17 1LS
Ticket Price : £38.50 pp [BYO beer / wine] 
Guest Chef : Peter Harrison
Bookings/info : enquiries@aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk 

The Farm Suppers grew out of The Alde Valley Food Adventures. They introduce up to 30 guests to seasonal farmed and wild foods from East Suffolk, alongside some more exotic ingredients from abroad. Each Farm Supper presents a different three course menu devised and prepared by renowned Suffolk chef Peter Harrison.

The Suppers run alongside the Writing at Great Glemham residency programme. Each week we welcome the writer in residence as a Guest of Honour to the Supper with a menu that takes inspiration from their writing or fields of interest.

The Farm Suppers are served in the farmhouse Dining Rooms by candlelight with a woodstove and open fire lit. BYO beer / wine. £38.50 pp. * BOOKING ESSENTIAL *

Thursday 2nd May : 
"Pasture Fed"
 
A three course menu that uses key ingredients sourced from the fields, pastures and farm parkland at White House Farm in Great Glemham. Ingredients will include our home-brand Alde Valley Mutton*, hedgerow salads and seasonal wild fungi. Our principal Guest of Honour for the evening is the writer and poet Tim Richardson, returning to the farm as lead Writer in Residence and guest curator of Writing at Great Glemham for Spring 2019.

* Produced to Mutton Renaissance standards and fed on the farm's chemical-free pastures with organic winter whole food supplements.
 


Thursday 9th May : 
"Thoroughly Wild"

This Farm Supper delves into woodland at the farm for its ingredients - including venison, wild garlic and hop shoots. Guests of Honour for the evening include our weekly Writer in Residence together with Rob Gooch from the Wild Meat Company and Steve and Lynn Tricker from Truly Traceable. Steve selectively culls deer for us at the farm, using muntjac for Truly Traceable's multi-award winning pies. We will be serving meat from a single buck fallow deer culled by Steve at the farm in early March 2019.
 


Thursday 16th May : "A Botanical Adventure"

Come and join us for a purely plant-based supper using ingredients from the farm, the walled garden at Great Glemham House and other locations in the beautiful Alde Valley. The evening takes inspiration from a collaboration at the farm in 2018 between Peter Harrison and San Diego chef Davin Waite - executive chef at the Wrench & Rodent in Oceanside. The Supper will explore a selection of dishes prepared with fresh seasonal plant ingredients sourced from the Alde Valley and East Suffolk. Our Guests of Honour will include the weekly Writer in Residence.


 
Thursday 23rd May : "Solanum & Co"

An evening that celebrates plants from the potato family, together with other local and exotic ingredients. The evening's menu takes inspiration from the sound installation Tuning In by artist and composer Lily Hunter Green. This fascinating installation is a key part of the 2019 Spring Festival Exhibition. Tuning In explores the sonic interactions between flowers and their pollinators. It presents a video / sound installation of Solanum flowers releasing pollen in response to tuning forks that mimic the frequency of bee hums. The Supper also promises to be another unique culinary adventure with chef Peter Harrison !






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