If you’re in search of perfect dinner party at which to indulge your gastronomic urges in luxury, Dewsall Court ‘celebration house’ in Herefordshire might just have the answer.
The ten-bedroom grade II listed countryside retreat will host Dinner Parties at Dewsall from September to March 2016, which are set to draw foodies from far and wide, with expert cooks taking over the kitchen to produce a bespoke four-course menu accompanied by specially selected wines.
The events will build on its successful Dewsall Supper Club but, rather than just hosting chefs, the evenings will now also feature famous names from the world of gastronomy, such as cookbook writers and broadcasters, in a rare and exclusive opportunity to sample their coveted dishes.
First up on Thursday 17 September is an evening hosted by the talented Ben Tish, chef director of the Salt Yard Group, which comprises Salt Yard in Fitzrovia, Dehesa and Ember Yard in Soho and Opera Tavern in Covent Garden, which all specialise in rare and delicious mix of food and wine from Spain and Italy.
Valentine Warner will be hosting a Halloween-themed party with some spooky surprises up his sleeve on October 31, before Sabrina Ghayour takes over the kitchen for a special Valentine’s weekend event on February 13. Specialising in Persian and Middle Eastern flavours, Sabrina was named one the ‘Rising Stars of 2014’ by The Observer.
One of the freshest, most talented names in the food world, Ravinder Bhogul will be hosting a dinner party on March 31. Food critic Jay Rayner said she “has a brilliant understanding of spicing and pitch perfect taste. Her dishes are the kind that make you sit up and pay attention.”
Dewsall, which is only usually available for exclusive-use bookings, will become an open house on the evenings of the events, where guests can book one of the house’s ten stunning bedrooms.