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Foraging meets fine dining for one-off festival event

13th May 2013 Print
Kazz Padidar Low Water Foraging

This month marks the second ever Jersey Food Festival (18 - 26 May). Spanning less than 50 square miles, Jersey is a widely underestimated food destination with more Michelin-starred restaurants per capita than London.

This year, wild food fanatic, Kazz Padidar, and local Michelin star chef, Richard Allen, have joined forces for a fine dining foraging tour to showcase the tiny island's impressively varied larder. The one-off trip offers the chance to discover the quality and diversity of the island's cuisine, first hand, from field to fork.

By day, budding foodies will embark on a guided tour across land and coast foraging ingredients for a gourmet three-course meal to be prepared by Allen at his Tassili restaurant. Resident forager, Kazz, will take explorers through the island's medicinal and edible plants, its world class local shellfish and over 200 different varieties of seaweed. The menu for the evening depends entirely on the harvest of the day.

With its unique blend of British and French influence, Jersey boasts a much broader larder than the ice cream and potatoes for which it is primarily famed; from an impressive supply of some of the most sought-after shellfish, including razor clams and Chancre crab, to rare breeds of pork and award winning blue cheese.

The Food Festival is the ideal time to get a taste for Jersey's unique gastro offering. Visitors can enjoy farm and dairy tours, meet local producers and award-winning chefs. The island is the warmest destination in the British Isles and it's easy to get to with around 12 flights a day from London (among others), taking just under an hour.

The one-off fine dining foraging event takes place on 25 May, priced at £100 per person. For further details visit

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Kazz Padidar Low Water Foraging