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FOOD LOVERS have time to enjoy the culinary offerings of some of the region’s top chefs – if they’re fast.

On September 22 the two Michelin starred The Raby Hunt, at Summerhouse near Darlington, will be hosting its own version of a mini food festival, bringing together a whole host of chefs from across the region and beyond.

And just a handful of places remain for anyone who wants to make the most of this unique experience, which will also feature the opportunity to try the highly acclaimed food of Raby Hunt chef, James Close.

The restaurant, which was this week named as the 13th best in the country in the Good Food Guide, has organised the celebration to showcase some of the best talent in the UK today.

And guests at the event will get the opportunity to chat with the chefs and watch them cook, along with being able to try a signature dish from each of the participants.

Those taking part include Shaun Hurrell, who ran the much-loved Mexican restaurant Barrio Comida at Newcastle Quayside, along with Alex Nietosvuori of the highly acclaimed Hjem in Hexham.

Also cooking will be Anna Hedworth, owner of The Cook House in Ouseburn and Nick Grieves of The Patricia in Jesmond.

That includes Lucas Selby, a former winner of the Roux scholarship who was head chef at Hide Above in London’s Mayfair, Tim Allen who runs The Flitch of Bacon and Tom Anglesea, of London’s acclaimed Laughing Heart restaurant.

Tickets for the event – which will also include live music and a Champagne bar are £110 each and available by emailing or calling the restaurant on 01325 374327.

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