Allister Barsby, January 2017

We start 2017 after a relatively smooth and stress free Christmas period at the Grove.  We hosted a variety of events including our Christmas Ball and New Year Celebration Gala Dinner and we hope it was enjoyed by all. 

Now into the new year and we've just announced our Events Calendar for the year ahead which is full of exciting experiences including our popular guest chef evenings. 2 Michelin starred Michael Wignall will be joining us from Gidleigh Park Hotel in March and acclaimed chef and Michelin starred James Sommerin is booked in for October. They’re both great chefs and we look forward to welcoming them to the Grove.

Me and my team in the kitchen and restaurant are always looking to push the food and service on, developing and improving every day. We're very proud to say we pick a lot of our fruit and veg from the kitchen garden but something we will focus on this year to learn and develop is Foraging. We already pick from our hedge rows and grounds here at the Grove but there is so much more out there. We're working with a local professional forager, Yun Hider, who will guide us through this and we can't wait to get started and see what we can add to our dishes.  Watch this space!