Tuck Box: A taste of Adventure

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Visit Hope and you can dine like a lord at the Peak village’s latest café – opened last weekend by the former sous chef at Chatsworth House.

Café Adventure, previously the Blue Apple Gallery in Edale Road, is run by Billy Clegg and his partner Rachel Norman, also a catering industry professional. They are planning “an outdoorsy foody café – as they are our two loves in life!” Expect eat-in or take-away breakfast, lunch, cakes and pastries using local seasonal produce with bistro nights to come.

Billy has worked his way up the Chatsworth ranks over the last 16 years. Rachel also trained at Chatsworth, then worked as a baker in Sheffield before taking up a key role at the Eating House in Calver.

Open daily except Tues; www.cafeadventure.co.uk

SLICE OF THE ACTION

Norton-based Moss Valley Fine Meat achieved another accolade this week, reaching the finals of the Great British Food Farm Produce Awards. Stephen and Karen Thompson narrowly missed out on the top prize for bacon.

TEA AND BISCUITS

Sheffield’s Birdhouse Tea Company is serving up ‘tea and biscuits’ with a difference its own range of shortbreads flavoured with tea oil.

Created in partnership with SK Biscuits, the new range includes white chocolate & lemon with Earl Grey and apple & cinnamon with chai spice. They were launched at Tea & Treats in the Winter Garden.

SPOILT FOR CHOICE

Silversmiths restaurant has introduced a new mid-week full à la carte menu in response to popular demand. The Market Menu (£17.90 for two courses) is still available.