The 7 Chefs Gala Dinner

The exclusive annual black-tie gala dinner is presented by the Trencherman’s guide. The South West’s own guide to the very best dining experiences.

7 regional Chef’s are hand-picked to join together in the capitol of Devon, Exeter and present a unique dining experience collaborating together.
Held at the Exeter Golf and Country Club, the kitchen is over run by the Chef’s and their teams serving a collaborative seven-course tasting menu. Each course representing their own style of cooking and cuisine.

The menu is carefully paired by the region’s top wine suppliers, selecting the best wines to enhance the dining experience. Michael himself is the host and compére for the night and welcomes each Chef to the stage to present their dish to the room.

The evening paves the way to the Exeter food and drink festival and is a sell-out event each year.

The Chef line up will be announced early in 2019, so ensure you keep in touch for news on tickets.


Canapes by Bini Ludlow - Sweet Cumin






Ox and Pots
By Liam Finnegan, The Castle at Taunton
Côtes-de-Gascogne 2016, Domaine des Cassagnoles. Sponsored by Boulter Bowen
Salcombe Gin Cured Salmon Devon Crab, Picket Cucumber, Granny Smith Apple, Oyster Emulsion
By Matthew Peryer, Lewtrenchard Manor
Azevedo 2017, Vinho Verde. Sponsored by Liberty Wines
Lime Curried Greendale Cod Sour Grape, Cauliflower, Herb Crab
By Guy Owen, The Idle Rocks
Vouvray Demi Sec, “Peu de la Moriette” 2016, Dom. Pichot, Vouvray, Touraine. Sponsored by Chris Piper Wines
Squab Pigeon Sweetcorn, Coffee, Hazelnut, Birch Sap
By Dez Turland, Brend Hotels
Pinot Noir Rosé. Sponsored by Lyme Bay Winery
Saddle of Darts Farm Lamb Boulangère Potatoes, Pea Purée, Broad Beans and Mint, Rosemary Jus
By Michael Caines, Lympstone Manor
Cote de Brouilly “Empreinte” 2014, Domaine Julien Duport, Brouilly, Beaujolais. Sponsored by Chris Piper Wines
Oxalis and Ginger
By Ian Webber, The Farmers Arms
Apricot Fruit Wine. Sponsored by Lyme Bay Winery



Lemon Meringue
By Scott Paton, Boringdon Hall Hotel
Moscato d’Asti di Strevi, Contero. Sponsored by Liberty Wines