2015 has been a crazily busy year for Eating Exeter. I wanted to sit down and write a month-by-month review of everything that happened. But I quickly realised that I wouldn’t have time and there is too much…TOO MUCH to put in.
I couldn’t say for sure if there was a particular favourite event or review, as that would be favoritism, so I have decided to do a ‘Top Three Moments’ from 2015 in no particular order.
3. The Exeter Cookery School launch held in Sapphire Spaces back in May. Jim and Lucy Fisher are two people I have a ton of respect for on the Exeter foody scene at the moment, not just because they are lovely people, but also because they have been so committed and dedicated to the launch of the Exeter Cookery School despite a few setbacks.
The evening was a resounding success, with Jim demonstrating his cooking and teaching skills in the gorgeous kitchen showroom.
Their dedicated space is going to be opening in early 2016, check out the website for more info!
2. Our visit to Harry’s Restaurant in Longbrook Street. I love this restaurant. It is an independent establishment that has been going for years thanks to its quality food, friendly service and it is staunchly independent. Sitting in its eye-catching Victorian redbrick surroundings, its hard to miss as you’re walking in to town.
- The South West Chef Of The Year – Grand Final at Exeter College was a complete treat as a photographer and a blogger. To be able to record the day and meet some of the press was a bit of a dream-come-true. I wasn’t judging, but if they ever need a ‘foody opinion’ I’ll put myself first in the queue!
This is by no means a comprehensive list. There have been some great moments including our visit to Circa 1924 and Dining In The Dark Press evening, and who could forget the more recent highlights including the Beer & Wine Evening at The Pig and Pallet and our private dining event, which I am yet to write up. Many of these events were thanks to Natalie, Sarah and The Team at Attention Media who are based in behind Jamie’s Italian in Princesshay, so a big thank you to all of them for their support throughout 2015.
Don’t forget that voting closes for the Food Magazine Reader Awards which ends tomorrow at midday. The link is on the top right of the page, and I will post a reminder on social media later today too. Give us a vote and make me ecstatically happy!
I am hoping that 2016 is going to be a busy year for Exeter. January will include a review of Taco-Macho (didn’t quite go according to plan last month), a competition and a heap of other bits. Oh! And keep an eye out for the latest edition of Exeter Living too, you might recognise one of the contributors 🙂