International Chef Exchange Van Kleef Distillery visit. Fleur Kruyt gives a guided tour and tasting at the Jenever and Gin distillery museum to members of the ICEx team including Sarah Roberts - Sussex distiller of blackdown Spirits, and Tamara Roberts of Ridgeview Wines. The distillery has been operating since 1842. The distillery visit was one of several events organised in conjunction with the exchange.
Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival's International Chef Exchange [ICEx] is bringing together chefs from around the world in this unique cultural exchange.
Michael Bremner of 64 Degrees in Brighton, UK, visits Restaurant Basaal, Den Haag, Holland to showcase the best of Sussex Food and Drink. He prepares a six course meal there which is served, accompanied by Sussex Ridgeview Wines and Blackdown Spirits along with wines by Karacter and Genever from Van Kleef, to Dutch chefs, producers, dignitaries, and others. Following this Bas Oonk, head chef and proprietor of Basaal, makes the return visit to 64 Degrees in Brighton. The exchange also includes time to visit other local restaurants, producers and to get a flavour of the city itself. All photos © Julia Claxton. More information from Brighton& Hove Food Festival http://brightonfoodfestival.com/international-chef-exchange/