MORE than 20 Cheshire food producers will showcase their offerings in an open air culinary exploration where you can gaze at the stars.

Delamere Events has teamed up with Chester restaurant The Chef’s Table to deliver the mouthwatering array at its Cherry Orchard Lake venue, complete with a see-through marquee overlooking the water.

Billed as the ultimate seasonal dining experience, the collaborative event is being held this Friday and Saturday.

With a focus on Cheshire produce, it will feature six courses with paired drinks – all to the soundtrack of north west folk group Me and Deboe.

Taking inspiration from The Chef’s Table’s creative menus, one of the dishes described simply as ‘Smoky’ comprises Cheshire Smokehouse smoked salmon, with Christleton Orchard Range creamed egg, Cheshire Saffron Company saffron, and Malpas anise hyssop, paired with a glass of English sparkling wine.

Another course showcases the sweeter producers, featuring Haughton Honey cake, fresh honeycomb and Field 28 lemon verbena, with a sticky sherry drinks pairing. The Chef’s Table Events team will introduce their distinctive menu, highlighting the suppliers and culinary twists they’ve added to each dish.

Tom Hughes, co-owner of The Chef’s Table, said: “We’re really chuffed so many producers and suppliers have agreed to work with us collaboratively, to showcase the best Cheshire has to offer. This event is just as much about each of the individual producers, as it is for the team here at Chef’s Table Events. We’re simply using our reputation to give other Cheshire businesses a platform to get noticed.

“After the tickets for our pop-up event at Chester Zoo sold out in 10 hours, we know if we create something really unique and high quality, people will want to come.”

Ryan Cartwright, owner of Delamere Events, added: “We’re just adding the finishing touches to the event – gazing at the stars from the see-through marquee will be a stunning experience.”

Evening menus have been released online here with vegetarian, vegan and other dietary options available