After years of dreaming and months of hard work, Matthew Evans and his wife Sadie Chrestman now launch their brand-new restaurant on their property, Fat Pig Farm.
The farm is already home to their family, their fresh produce, their new cookery school and their livestock - have you met Elsie, Iris and Alice, yet?
And so, they officially add another notch onto their farm belts as they welcome the public to feast and frolic on Fat Pig Farm, and enjoy the abundance on offer all through their vibrant and seasonal menu offering.
Every Friday, Fat Pig Farm is opening its lunchtime doors to present a long, leisurely and comforting feast with matching drinks, all along a communal table. There Matthew and Sadie will serve up multiple dishes that utilise fresh and local produce from their gardens and paddock – all seasonal, homegrown and cooked up in front of you so you can watch on. Between courses, you’ll have a chance to explore the farm itself and find out about where all your food and ingredients have come from – a real paddock to plate experience.
Each week their menu will evolve and encompass seasonal ingredients and new dishes all in the hopes of sharing with the public a piece of their space, their time and their effort - that is Fat Pig Farm. All the while, still juggling their farm duties, cookery classes as well as their family time.
“Being able to cook up all the amazing food that we grow and rear on our farm” is what Matthew and Sadie are most excited about. And although Fridays are the only days available for feasting fun, they hope to introduce weekend picnic events during the summer period, as well.
“The wood-roasted free range Wessex saddleback pork leg with darkened apple”, is Matthew and Sadie’s Friday lunch go-to recipe. You can expect to see this roast-y and toasty dish on rotation on their current winter menu.
This is one home where the heart and feast is open to all so perhaps a long and luscious Friday lunch could be on the cards.
Photography by Michelle Crawford of @hugoandelsa
For more information on Fat Pig Farm or on how to join in the feasting fun visit the website here.