We are delighted to welcome chef, award winning author and food writer, Gill Meller, to Open Source Salon for an interactive evening reconnecting to the natural, sustainable and ethical sources of food. As a key member of the River Cottage team for over 11 years, Meller’s cooking reflects his surroundings, taking inspiration from the landscape and his locality – including the farmers, growers and fisherman he has worked with over the years.
Open Source Salon is a discussion group for like-minded creatives and enthusiasts who meet to exchange ideas, hear special guest speakers, and enjoy local food and drink. Each salon consists of a specially invited speaker who will share their unique knowledge and experience on one of the four key themes at the heart of Hauser & Wirth Somerset – Art, Architecture, Landscape, Food. Open Source Salon is a collaboration between Hauser & Wirth Somerset and Roth Bar & Grill. This edition of Open Source Salon is part of our events programme for the exhibition ‘The Land We Live In – The Land We Left Behind’.
6.30 pm Welcome Drink & Nibbles Rhubarb Bellini; Honey roasted seeds with chilli, thyme and rosemary; and Purple sprouting and charcoal crème frâiche
7 pm Talk
8 pm Dinner Durslade lamb, burnt wild nettle salsa verde; Jersey Royals, samphire, wild garlic; Goats curd with radishes, spring onions & herb; and Honey cake with coriander seed, spelt & orange
About Gill Meller
Gill Meller is a chef, food writer, author, food stylist and cookery teacher. He lives and works near the small fishing town of Lyme Regis, in Dorset. Meller has been part of the River Cottage team for 11 years, working closely with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall across the breadth of the business. Meller regularly teaches at Park farm, the home of River Cottage HQ, a small holding and cookery school producing many of its own ingredients in a simple and respectful way, following an organic model.