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The Art of Food & Thought at Lewtrenchard Manor

PUBLISHED: 14:47 03 February 2011 | UPDATED: 20:36 20 February 2013

Early Spring is the perfect time to stimulate all your senses by experiencing an Art of Food & Thought day at the Lewtrenchard Manor, a beautiful Jacobean manor house tucked away in its own secret valley just beneath the wild tors of Dartmoor.

Early Spring is the perfect time to stimulate all your senses by experiencing an Art of Food & Thought day at the Lewtrenchard Manor, a beautiful Jacobean manor house tucked away in its own secret valley just beneath the wild tors of Dartmoor.


Enjoy a morning of stimulating talks by leading experts from the world of garden, art and local history followed by a delicious themed two course lunch from the award winning kitchen of Chef Patron, Jason Hornbuckle.


The first lecture in the series will be held on Thursday March 24th and will be introduced by Historian Dr Todd Gray who will be delving into the history of Tudor and Jacobean food in Devon. Todd and Jason have got together to develop some authentic 17th century dishes for lunch in particular the oldest known recipe for the Pasty which Todd discovered in a 16th century record book in Plymouth. Dated to 1510 the recipe for the venison pasty offers irrefutable proof that Devon really is the birthplace of the Pasty. Todd will be returning later in the year to talk about the Remarkable Women of Devon and local Christmas traditions.


Art historian Dr Geri Parlby will be visiting Lewtrenchard Manor throughout the year to unveil a veritable cornucopia of art from the ancient cave paintings of Europe to the wonderful portraits of Queen Elizabeth I and the stained glass windows William Morris and friends.


Letta Jones, one of the UKs leading experts on the work of garden designer Gertrude Jekyll will be visiting Lewtrenchard in June to talk about the work of this extraordinary plantswoman whose hand can be seen in some of the Manors own garden designs.


Each talk will be accompanied by a fabulous two course lunch designed by Jason using ingredients from the hotels very own kitchen garden.


2011 Diary


10.30am


Thursday, March 24th


Tudor and Jacobean Food in Devon with Dr. Todd Gray


Thursday May 5th


Elizabethan art and the myth of the Virgin Queen with Dr. Geri Parlby


Thursday June 2nd


Gertrude Jekyll: Plantswoman Extraordinaire with Letta Jones MA


Thursday July 7th


The Stained Glass Windows of William Morris and Friends with Dr Geri Parlby


Thursday September 29th


Remarkable Women of Devon with Dr Todd Gray


Thursday October 27th


Cave paintings and prehistoric carvings can we really call them art? with Dr Geri Parlby


Thursday December 8th


Devons Christmas Traditions with Dr Todd Gray


Cost for the lecture and lunch 40 per person.


For further information contact


Geri Palby Art of Food and Thought


geri.parlby@dsl.pipex.com

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