Raising funds for Exmoor National Park WITH CareMoor EXMOOR DINING CLUB

Top local chefs are supporting the Exmoor National Park by holding special events celebrating local produce to raise funds to support conservation and access projects. These events are being held at various venues around the area.

At Duende, Chef Patron Tim Zekki has been working with Simon and Alison of Wellhayes Vineyard on the edge of Exmoor to produce a tasting menu with wine matches from Somerset and Devon to coincide with English Wine Week.

Thursday 30th May, Friday 31st May & Saturday 1st June

It’s £45pp for the seven course tasting menu, plus £25pp for the English wines flight. The total £70 price includes a £5 donation to CareMoor. (Designated drivers can of course opt for the tasting menu only.)

Email to book. A £20 deposit will be required for this event. Please inform us of any allergies, veggies etc in your group when you book.

Alternatively you can buy a ticket on Eventbrite - just search Duende or Wiveliscombe.

Photos: Faydit Photography, Paul Darren Photography

Photos: Faydit Photography, Paul Darren Photography


Duende Chef Patron Tim Zekki was amongst 5 chefs who took part in the Celebration of Beef at the Farmers Arms in Combe Florey. Olivier Certain started the evening with a modern, nose to tail take on a classic consommé dish, entitled ’Tongue in cheek.’ Tim had the challenge of creating a dessert using beef, which certainly pushed the boundaries, ‘playing havoc with perceptions’. The result was scepticism turning to sheer delight on the diners faces, according to one reviewer.



Chef Patron Tim Zekki has returned from Cyprus with recharged creative batteries, new inspirations and ready to announce the Duende Tapas event. It's for three days only:

Thursday 23 May, Friday 24 May and Saturday 25 May. Modern tapas with a Duende twist.

£25 per head. Tickets are limited, email for more info. If you prefer you can buy a ticket through Eventbrite.