June 14, 2015



The Dining Room; Brand new for 2015
Wilderness August 6th – 9th 2015

Wilderness continues to lead the pack when it comes to food at festivals with the announcement of a brand new food and drink concept for 2015. The Dining Room is a collection of hand-picked restaurants from the London scene brought together exclusively by Wilderness. The line-up boasts Raw Duck, Duck & Waffle, Patty & Bun, London House, Maze Sushi and Quality Chop House. Festival goers are invited to sit back and relax over breakfast, lunch or dinner, whilst eating fantastic food at communal tables and sipping cocktails from the bar.

Feast on exquisite sushi from Gohei Kishi, sushi chef of Maze Sushi, enjoy one of Raw Duck’s vibrant drinking vinegars, tuck into Duck & Waffle’s signature dish of crispy duck leg confit, fried hen’s egg and mustard maple syrup, rejoice in a top burger at the Patty & Bun truck or taste the elegant cooking of London House’s Anna Haugh all in the same dining hall. Curated by the Wilderness Festival, this new concept encapsulates some of the most talked about restaurants across the capital, bringing them to a festival audience for the first time in the wilds of Cornbury Park.

Wilderness also announces an impressive hotly-contested and hand-picked street food selection including traders such as Arancina, Bob’s Lobster, Croquetas Vigar, Crosta & Mollica, Dorshi Catering, French & Grace, Haggis Haggis, Le Swine, Sanderson’s Puddings, Shoryu Ramen, The Cheese Truck, Thoroughly Wild Meat Co, Vinn Goute and Where The Pancakes Are, to name but a few.

Wilderness is renowned for it’s incredible food and the 2015 programme continues with its best ever, with thoughtfully selected exceptional chefs and dining events, making it an essential festival for any food lover to attend. A new addition to last year’s show, The Chef’s Table – an intimate tasting course experience – goes from strength to strength for 2015, being hosted by Nuno Mendes who is offering the finest in field dining with a Portuguese menu and Neil Borthwick of Merchants Tavern who brings a menu of seasonal British charm to the magical canopied restaurant. Scott Hallsworth of Kurobuta returns to showcase a contemporary Japanese menu in addition to James Knappett of Kitchen Table fame.

The splendid Wilderness Long Table Banquet chefs this year include Angela Hartnett, Chef Patron of Murano, Niklas Ekstedt an internationally renowned chef with a CV that includes The Fat Duck, El Bulli and now his Stockholm restaurant EKSTEDT and the incomparable Raymond Blanc OBE of Le Manoir. And for those interested in getting involved with the cooking as well as the eating, The Wilderness Cookery School with Daylesford, offers the chance to cook with the festival’s chefs or learn from the Daylesford team with talks and masterclasses: everything from artisan bread making, cooking the perfect steak, a contemporary Japanese masterclass, foraging tours, a mindful eating workshop and curing techniques.

With Bjork, Ben Howard and DJ Harvey providing headline musical performances, an abundance of Michelin-starred chefs top the gastronomic bill around the festival – from Long Table Banquets under the stars, the intimate Chef’s Table, feasting with Hix, Moro or Petersham Nurseries or snacking on innovative street food… There is something for everybody to enjoy.

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