The Gallivant Launches Top Chef Dining Series


Ready for some gourmet gallivanting? The Gallivant hotel is hosting an exciting new dinner series with top chefs – and you’re invited

Experience some of the best cooking from some of the most talented chefs in the country with The Legends of the Dining Room series at The Gallivant in Rye, East Sussex.

Each of the special dinners will feature a different chef who has been impacting the UK cooking scene in a big way –  someone that is quite simply, a culinary legend.

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Damian Clisby of Petersham Nurseries and Phil Howard of Elystan Street are the first chefs set to take part in this exciting series. They’ll be hosting their dinners in the relaunched Dining Room of the Gallivant on Sunday 10th June and Tuesday 17th July 2018 respectively – with both nights set to offer edible enchantment.

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Guests can sink their teeth into a sumptuous four-course menu, filled with seasonal delights and fresh ingredients.

1 Damian Clisby – Sunday 10th June

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Damian joined Petersham Nurseries as Head Chef in 2014 having previously been Head Chef at HIX Soho and Executive Chef at Cotswold House where he won the Cotswold Chef of the Year Award.

Damian’s passion for cooking with quality produce developed at a young age; his grandfather was a butcher at Smithfields Market who owned a farm in Ireland. Damian started his career at the age of 18 at J. Sheekey under Tim Hughes where his passion for sustainable seafood was established.

Damian uses the abundance of fresh ingredients and flowers available at Petersham Nurseries in many of his dishes, sharing the Gallivant’s passion for seasonal, local produce.

2 Phil Howard – Tuesday 17th July

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Phil Howard began his meteoric rise in the culinary world in the catering arm of Roux, before a dinner at Marco Pierre White’s renowned restaurant Harvey’s inspired him to take a position there and then Bibendum under Simon Hopkinson.

In 1991 he opened The Square with Nigel Platts Martin, where for 25 years his food enjoyed critical acclaim and huge consumer popularity, culminating in the award of two Michelin stars, which he held for 17 years.

He opened Elystan Street in 2016, creating a menu that is pure and clean, with simpler dishes full of vitality and flavour, and comes to the Gallivant for one night only, to recreate some of these wonderful dishes

Make it happen
Where: New Lydd Rd, Camber, Rye TN31 7RB
Wallet: £65 per person
Bookings: Email to make a reservation

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