Wild garlic pesto

Lobster & Loire Valley Evening, The Duke, Woodstock, Friday February 2. What a night’s in store for crustacean and wine lovers alike. Dine on this sumptuous five course feast compiled by head chef Alan Dann. Think lobster croquette with basil miso aioli, then a lobster bisque with truffle cream, a lobster salad of mango, lime, coriander and Nori toast. For mains enjoy lobster tornado, smoked pancetta, fennel & saffron potatoes
snd finish with a raspberry mille feuille with rum pastry cream £70 per person with wine paring. Call 01993 811460 to book. More info at https://www.dukeofmarlborough.co.uk/events/

Alan Dann of The Duke

Swiss fondue night, Jan 31, Swan Foodhouse and Bar in Sutton Courtenay – Understandably booking is essential for this Swiss fondue night; an indulgent evening of Alpine fare and drinks, kicking off their themed evenings programme. £27 per person. email food@theswanfoodhouse.com or call 01235847446.

Pop up vegetarian Syrian Feast, Damascus Rose, Wolvercote Mill Community Space, February 2. Anyone who has enjoyed the delight of Damascus Rose’s wonderful cooking at the OFS cafe in Oxford can only imagine what’s in store in this five course feast with tea and soft drinks and BYO wine. All proceeds go to Syrian Sisters Refugee Women’s Group. £30 for 5 courses. Call 07426 444685 or email damascusrosekitchen@gmail.com

Damascus Rose Kitchen

Table 13 Supper Club Monday, Five Little Pigs. January 29. Can you think of a more wonderful pairing than the plant based geniuses behind Table 13 and Wallingford’s award-winning Michelin listed restaurant? Us neither. For £65 a head, try snacks and a signature bread course followed by four exemplary courses. Book here https://www.fivelittlepigs.co.uk/events/table-13-supper-club

Table 13

The Yafo Kitchen Valentines pop up, The Edge Eatery, Witney, Feb 14. A packed menu of European and Middle Eastern treats awaits you with seven sharing plates to try from homemade Lanane cheese with figs, honey and walnuts to beef koftas and Turkish rice pudding with complimentary snacks and an open bar! Book here https://the-yafo-kitchen.sumupstore.com

Yafo Kitchen

Australia Day, Black Horse Standlake, Friday Jan 26 – As proud Australian’s, the bar staff would love you to join them for a little slice of home complete with Australian Cocktails, speciality dishes and a carefully curated Charity Quiz, with a couple of Australian bonus round challenges thrown in for good measure, hosted by the brilliant Kyle Connolly! BOOK HERE

The Black Horse in Standlake

The Yurt, at Nicholsons – Celebration of Spring Dinner, May 19. Embrace nature during this three-course supper using the best produce from The Nicholson kitchen garden and close-knit suppliers. The perfect way to celebrate the peak of the exciting new season. Guests will be welcomed with a drink on arrival. £45 a head. Book here https://ticketpass.org/event/EINOTP/celebration-of-spring-menu. And don’t miss the Chef Live Cooking Demo evening on Saturday June 15 – featuring a live cooking demo in our kitchen garden, followed by a three-course meal made from the produce in the demonstration. Prosecco and canapés will on hand in the garden on arrival. Book here https://ticketpass.org/event/EHILCJ/chef-live-cooking-lesson-and-demonstration-dinner-and-garden-visit

The Yurt at Nicholsons

Adam Henson Rare Breed Supper Club – March 28, The Prince of Burford. Five courses and beer pairings hosted by BBC Countryfile and Cotswold Farm Park’s Adam Henson. The evening will celebrate rare breed meat, local produce, and Butcombe beer. £95 per person with a welcome cocktail, a gift bag and a signed copy of Adam Henson’s new book. BUY TICKETS

Adam Henson.

Waste 2 Taste’s Carbon Footprint Food Week until Jan 31 with Cherwell Collective. The food you eat has a carbon footprint, depending on where the ingredients come from and how far they have to travel to reach you. This week’s menu is mindful of the miles your meal has travelled to get from producer to plate, so choose what you’ll have based on that at the community Cafe and Refill Shop https://www.waste2taste.co.uk

Thew new Waste2Taste premises

Wild Garlic Walks and Foraging with Five Little Pigs, Wallingford, March 23 and 24, not only shares their top foraging locations, but teaches more more about the culinary potential of wild garlic, witha bacon sandwich (or veggie option) and a wild garlic Bloody Mary thrown in. The perfect way to get into the rhythm of the new season. Sounds like heaven! £20. https://www.fivelittlepigs.co.uk/events/wild-garlic-foraging

Wild garlic pesto

Free Community Meals at Down to Earth Community Cafe, Wantage, every Tuesday, to encourage people to come together and share the space, eat a delicious meal made from surplus food and contribute if you can. Thinksweet potato curry and jasmine rice with pineapple upside-down-cake for pud! More info at https://downtoearthcafe.co.u

Down to Earth Wantage

Jericho Comedy at Common Ground Cafe, Little Clarendon Street, every Saturday – one of the more alternative nights in Oxford, with some of the UK’s most exciting comics. The renowned Saturday night showcases help fundraise for the Mental Health Charity Mind. More details here https://www.commongroundoxford.com/upcoming-events

Alex Farrow of Jericho Comedy

Coconut Tree, St Clements, Independence Day Celebration, Feb 4. To celebrate Independence Day in Sri Lanka they want you to join them by knocking the tax off everything, giving you 20% off your bill! Here’s to Independence, eh?!

The Coconut Tree

Wilding Winter Wine Series, 7pm on Feb 6, 13 & 20, Little Clarendon Street, with owner Kent Barker. Embark on a captivating journey through Italy’s diverse wine regions. Kent will guide you from the northern corners to the southern gems of Italy, bringing each wine to life with tales of the picturesque landscapes on which the grapes flourish and captivating narratives of the skilled wine producers. Immerse yourself in the experience of up to 6 carefully selected wines, complimented by breads and oils. £35. BOOK HERE

Kent in Wilding

Cutteslowe Greenhouse Community Cafe. Sunday Jan 28. 12-2pm. Pay as you can. The new community project aims to connect people with nature and each other. This Sunday enjoy a delicious hot lunch (vegetarian with vegan options) at the Park Pavilion (just behind San Remo cafe), play some board games and pay as you feel. https://www.cutteslowegreenhouse.org