There are many magnificent hotels, but only a few of them can call themselves a true English Original.

Chewton Glen is a quintessentially English, privately owned, luxury Country House Hotel & Spa on the fringe of the New Forest and just a few minutes’ walk from the sea.

In 2016 it celebrates its 50th anniversary so ‘Tastes of Chewton’ looks set to be very special. A nostalgic evening will look back at half a century of this world-renowned country house hotel. Champagne and canapés will be followed by six gloriously indulgent courses.

Executive Head Chef Luke Matthew will take guests through a historic, culinary journey of some of the most iconic dishes created by past and present chefs such as James Martin, Jean Christophe Novelli, Pierre Chevillard and Luke Matthews.

Head Sommelier Francesco Gabriele has put together a selection of stunning wines which perfectly complement these dishes, all set against the backdrop of this English Original.

 

TWICE BAKED EMMENTHAL CHEESE SOUFFLÉ

Circa 1969 Created by Pierre Chevillard

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HAND-DIVED SCALLOP BLACK PUDDING, APPLE & PEAR

Circa 1992 Created by James Martin

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WILD MUSHROOM GÂTEAU WINTER TRUFFLE, POTATO ‘CRACKLING’, PORT REDUCTION

Circa 1983 Created by Jean-Christophe Novelli

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SLOW ROAST FILLET OF BEEF, CARROT & CARAWAY, GRELLOT ONIONS, MADEIRA SAUCE Circa 2013

Created by Luke Matthews

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CHOCOLATE MARQUISE TOASTED HAZELNUTS, COFFEE ANGLAIS

Circa 1979 – Created by Pierre Chevillard

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COFFEE WITH SALTED CARAMEL MACAROONS

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Having recently won the Conde Naste Traveller Reader’s Award for Best Holiday Hotel 2016, Chewton Glen’s menu was described by The Tatler Restaurant Awards as “utterly delicious and thankfully avoids the sometimes tortured ‘cleverness of country-hotel dining.”

Tastes of Chewton Glen is being held on Saturday 5th November and costs £125 per person.

 

Food miles, the Walled Kitchen Garden and the grounds

For those concerned about food miles, you won’t be disappointed to discover that many of the ingredients they use have travelled less than 100 yards. A fabulous array of vegetables, fruit, herbs and edible flowers are harvested each year from the Walled Kitchen Garden and Nursery.

At the back of the estate, there are a number of beehives whose occupants produce honey for the hotel. The added bonus is they pollinate the beautiful wildflowers that surround the house.

The border between Dorset and Hampshire follows the path of the stream that flows through the Chewton Bunny, a valley in the grounds of Chewton Glen. Those grounds total 130 acres of woodland, gardens and parkland and the estate extends to the edge of the New Forest National Park and down to the Solent coastline.

 

The spa

In 1990 The Spa was opened, the first of its kind in the UK. The spa currently boasts 12 treatment rooms, a 17 metre swimming pool, fitness suite, dance studio, sauna and steam rooms, nail studio, hydrotherapy pool and hot tub.

Latest addition Chewton Glen Cookery School with James Martin

This winter will see the opening of the Chewton Glen Cookery School with chef and TV presenter James Martin.

 

Why not make a weekend of it?

There are 70 rooms and suites at Chewton Glen, with 12 of them being luxury Treehouses, for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Why not book a foodie break for Festival Week?

 

More information

For more information and to book, visit our Taste of The Forest theme page.

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