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Our very first FOODIE dinner event – A Summer Al Fresco Spectacular in the Italian Garden at The Italian Villa – was a sell-out success!

Guests enjoyed an arrival cocktail courtesy of Conker Gin, followed by a stunning eight course tasting menu with coffee with paired wines & drinks for every course. Dining Al Fresco in the candlelit Italian Garden was truly special, and the ambiance was just perfect all night long. To end the night, guests toasted our own homemade marshmallows in the crackling fire pit, and finished with a delicious espresso martini featuring Conker Spirit’s new Cold Press Coffee Liqueur and some homemade chocolate truffles.

We were thrilled to have Rupert Holloway of Conker Gin sharing his story about how he started Dorset’s first gin distillery at our first event! We look forward to having other local food & drink heroes share their passion and stories at our future events.

To book tickets at the next FOODIE event, simply email or call 01202 700992, stating how many tickets you’d like and any special dietary requirements.

We’re aiming to make each of these the best event in Dorset… Prepare to be surprised and delighted!