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A Taste of Lombardy

  • Wild Artichokes Unit 1, Centurion Works, Lower Union Road Kingsbridge, TQ7 1EF United Kingdom (map)

' A Taste of Lombardy' 

with guest speaker & author Christine Smallwood

The northern Italian region of Lombardy is home to much more than Milan and the Lakes (Como, Maggiore, Garda and Iseo). It’s where you go for Italy’s best sparkling wine, risotto, bresaola and excellent cheeses including Gorgonzola, Grana Padano, Taleggio which all originate here, as does Campari. Filled pastas, polenta, lake fish and beef are staples.

It’s a land of varied landscape and agriculture: from the rice plains of the Po Valley via fields of corn and wheat to the hills of the Valtellina with their steep slopes covered in vineyards and pastures where cows and goats roam.

Our friend, Christine Smallwood, the author of An Appetite for Lombardy: the people, the places, the food will talk about these and many more regional specialities and may even be persuaded to spill the beans on taking Jane Baxter around some of her favourite Lombard restaurants.

As Christine talks about the food throughout the evening, Jane will be cooking dishes featured in the book giving you a chance to experience the produce and flavours from the region of Lombardy and Northern Italy.  The evening will be multi-course dinner with lots of dishes and you certainly won't go home hungry.

Multi-course dinner @ £40 per person

  • Multi-course dinner with an array of dishes to try rather than a classic three course meal.
  • Soft drinks, coffee and tea not included in the price but are available to buy
  • BYO Wine (corkage £5 per bottle) 
  • Arrival at 7pm for 7.30pm service
  • Remember to advise us of any dietary requirements in advance, there will be a chance during checkout.

Our HQ is located in a central residential area and we feel it’s important to respect the well-being of our neighbours.  For dinner reservations, we kindly ask you to book your taxi for latest 11pm to avoid any disturbance 'after-hours’.

Cancellations can be made up to 72 hours before the event with a full refund - refunds after this time are at our discretion. 

Kingsbridge Wine Room have put together a list of suggested wines for the evening, to compliment the food.  Please contact Alan or Dom directly to place your order for delivery to WAHQ on the night:
01548 853898  or on 

Earlier Event: 15 October
Dinner @WAHQ
Later Event: 22 October
Dinner @WAHQ