Last July we had the pleasure of hosting Israeli superstar chef Erez Komarovsky for an immersive multi-sensory feast in our woodland.
Inspired not just by our surroundings but by Erez’s extensive travel throughout the world, guests were treated to a selection of meze dishes – Egyptian Do’a, homegrown tomatoes drenched in lemon juice, olive oil and herbs, with creamy ricotta, Moroccan bread and Lebanese hummus amongst other delights. Trout on a board followed billowing marjoram-scented smoke from a single ember, tightly wrapped in a fluffy pita with delicious tahini. Then came a dish of Persian rice studded with raisins, dried fruits and lamb shoulder piled on a giant pan that had been slowly cooking over the coals (vegans and vegetarians savoured pumpkin and okra which was every bit as delicious). Dessert was no less spectacular – a Middle Eastern kunafe dish was covered in rose syrup and a selection of summer berries chefs and foragers had gathered.