Ok, we’ll admit it, at The Carton we’re rather excited about February! Not only will it be a new year, but we’re also taking part in Exmoor Food Fest! As lovers of great food, how can we not get excited about this event? After taking part in early 2020 we can’t wait to take part again in 2021 and share our Food Fest menu with you all!
The Exmoor Food Fest 2021
The Ilfracombe Carlton is proud to be part of The Exmoor Food Fest 2021!
Exmoor Food Fest Background
This will be the sixth Exmoor Food Fest and will be a reason to celebrate. The event has earned a reputation for turning the spotlight on some of the region’s finest eateries, while at the same time giving foodies in the area, and from beyond, an added incentive to get out there for a taste of Exmoor!
This incentive comes in the form of the Exmoor Food Fest discounts which run for the month and expose the palate to some of the more sublime tastes the area has to offer. The Carlton Hotel, Ilfracombe, is proud to be joining in this festival of food and will be bringing its own special menu components to the party, along with a selection of exclusive Exmoor Food Fest deals.
The Cartlon Brasserie
The Carlton calls itself a ‘Hotel with Provenance’ and a gaze through the suppliers’ list tells you just how important local ingredients are for the kitchen team. Free-range eggs, locally caught fish, locally reared meat, seasonal vegetables and ingredients all feature heavily on the menu.
The fish you will eat at The Brasserie, in Ilfracombe, will have been caught in the bay and landed by local fishing boats or, in the case of the plump tidal mussels on the menu, plucked from the bed of the Torridge, one of two arterial rivers which flow into the Atlantic via the North Devon coast.
Much of the meat that makes the plate in the Brasserie will have been Exmoor farmed (such as the pork), or at the very least come from a southwest farm with high welfare standards (as is the case with the beef and the lamb). Meanwhile, the kitchen’s supply of staple vegetables comes from The Great Field, located in the nearby village of Braunton, which has been providing sustenance from its nutritious soil since the ninth century. With such quality and consistency, simplicity in the kitchen means celebrating the authentic tastes and full flavours of these basic ingredients. While the provenance and local sourcing behind the Brasserie menu ensures the food talks for itself, the stylish layout and pleasant surroundings of the restaurant itself is another enticement to enjoy a wonderful evening (or lunchtime).
Also worth a mention is The Carlton’s reputation for non-fussy adjustments to menu items in order to accommodate diners with specific diets and allergies. Mention to one of our team about your dietary requirements and we’ll be happy to help, we want every one of our diners to be able to enjoy their meal here at the Brasserie.
So that’s the background, now it’s time to jump in and enjoy the Exmoor Food Fest! For more information about Carlton food menus or to book a table for the restaurant email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.