Award-winning vodka maker teams up with top chef for taster evening showcasing local produce

Lovers of local produce can enjoy an enjoy an evening celebrating the very best of Northamptonshire food and drink as part of a collaboration between an award-winning vodka maker and a leading chef.

The event will see chef Adam Church create a menu based around the new range of organic and vegan drinks from Brixworth-based Jelley’s Vodka.

Guests at the event, to be held at The Griffin’s Head in Mears Ashby, wil tuck in to a four course meal with each course served with a bespoke cocktail designed to perfectly match the flavours of the food.

Diners will enjoy scallops cured in elderflower vodka alongside an elderflower, blueberry and lemon Hugo before tucking into floral goats curd served with a pomegranate and rosemary cosmopolitan. The main course will pair fillet of beef with a ‘Skinny Jelley’ while a pink chocolate fondant will be served alongside an espresso martini.

Jelley’s brand founder Benjamin Jelley said: “Northamptonshire is home to some of the very best food and drink producers, suppliers and chefs in the country. This supper club is a chance to bring all of those things together around the table, giving diners the chance to appreciate what’s on their doorstep.

“Traditionally people associate food and drink pairings with wine but there is a growing trend for exploring the flavour combinations available to you with spirits such as vodka.

“It’s exciting to see what a top chef such as Adam will come up with to maximise the taste of his food and showcase the flavours of the English countryside in our new range of organic and

vegan vodkas.”

Adam Church, who heads up the kitchen at The Griffin’s Head, said: “Whether it’s rapeseed oil, artisan cheese or goats milk ice cream, some of the very best products in the UK are being made in Northamptonshire.

“It’s a very supportive industry and we are all helping each other to grow and put Northamptonshire on the map. The chance to team up with Jelley’s is a real opportunity to show what can happen when like-minded businesses work together.”

The supper club will be held from 7.30pm on Wednesday, August 14. Tickets are available, priced £40. To book your place call 01604 812715