Foodie travel news: August 2016

Olive's travel editor, Rhiannon Batten, on the latest openings, eats and trends around the world including 3 great food festivals, and a luxurious way to travel


With chef Murray Wilson overseeing the kitchen, Harrogate’s Norse restaurant has been one of our favourite finds in the past couple of years. So we’re looking forward to trying out Wilson’s latest venture, a pop-up at luxury Yorkshire bolthole Rudding Park, throughout the summer. As its name suggests, Horto will make much of the hotel’s kitchen garden with dishes such as Whitby crab with peas, buttermilk and horseradish, and strawberry cheesecake with wild woodruff. Serving a £55 tasting menu, Horto will be open for dinner five nights a week. ruddingpark.co.uk



Polska, a new cookbook by the fabulously named Polish food writer Zuza Zak, will make you look at the country’s food anew. Highlighting fresh, modern twists on classic Polish dishes and ingredients, it’s packed with veggie recipes (salad with young beetroot leaves, pumpkin seeds and prosciutto), snacks to pair with vodka and imaginative spins on humble pierogi. £19.99, quadrille.co.uk


When Belmond Grand Hibernian’s carriages set out for their first journeys around Ireland and Northern Ireland this month they’ll offer the countries’ first luxury sleeper train. With 20 opulent en-suite cabins, two dining cars and an observation car (lavishly decorated to reflect Dublin’s genteel Georgian architecture and the island’s flora and fauna), the train will offer guests a choice of two-, four- and six-night itineraries departing from Dublin. Food will be equally refined; from artisan cheeses to smoked fish and seasonal vegetables, the on-board menus will be packed with produce from each region the train travels through. belmond.com/grandhibernian


Oxfordshire’s Wilderness festival (4-7 August, pictured) combines campfires, wild swimming and good music with great food; think banquets by Virgilio Martinez and Skye Gyngell and pop-up restaurants from Moro and HIX. wildernessfestival.com

It’s all about crustaceans at the Rockfish Crab Festival in Dartmouth on 7 August. Enjoy star turns from Angela Hartnett and Mitch Tonks or sit in the sun eating South Devon crab. rockfishevents.co.uk

At The Big Feastival in Kingham (26-28 August) Mark Ronson and Kaiser Chiefs share the spotlight with Jamie Oliver, Raymond Blanc and Tom Kerridge. Plus street food trucks from Le Bun and Le Swine. thebigfeastival.com

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