Mark Poynton, chef patron of Alimentum, will be hosting the third in a nationwide series of Dingley Dell Pork’s ‘Flying Visits’ on 13 June 2012. A passionate Suffolk pig farmer, a friendly butcher, five chefs and a whole pig carcass will make for an evening of pig tales and trotters.
Supported by the RSPCA’s Freedom Food scheme, the events are designed to showcase the splendour and versatility of the pig, from field to fork. Mark Hayward of Dingley Dell Pork will educate and entertain guests with anecdotes and facts about the animals, with master butcher John Kent, giving a demonstration.
Poynton will lead his team of five guest chefs to create a menu using different cuts of Dingley Dell meat. Russell Bateman from Colette’s at the Grove; Eric Snaith from Titchwell Manor in Brancaster; Madalene Bonvini-Hemel and Ross Pike from the British Larder in Suffolk; and chocolatier Michelle Gillott will be cooking, while students from ‘A Passion to Inspire’ will create pork-based canapés.
Mark Poynton comments: “At Alimentum we are passionate about animal welfare and are only interested in the best quality produce and this comes from the happiest animals.We are proud to host five such talented chefs and work alongside them to produce fantastic food, celebrating an amazing animal.”