Duende’s last nights in Chesham are at the Temperance Hall, where it all started back in 2014, I think. Both nights are fully booked, and we have a waiting list for Saturday. After that, we’ll be packing up for the West Country, where Duende will have a permanent base. Thanks especially to all our regulars and to other visitors for their support over the years. We’re sad we couldn’t find a permanent home for a restaurant here – but new adventures ahead.
Duende’s latest new location is on a farm near Thame, on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 March.
Orchard View is a rare breed farm tucked away between Princes Risborough and Haddenham, near Owlswick and Great Kimble. It’s a paradise for foodies, with its rare breed animals, traditional farming methods, and fantastic butchery and deli.
The farm is home to traditional Rare Breeds such as Large Black Pigs, Jacobs Sheep, and one of only three herds of White Fallow Deer in the UK.
Orchard View Farm has won oodles of Great Taste Awards for its pork belly, bacon, sausage rolls and pies – they’ve even been awarded for ‘The Best Sausage in South East & London.’
Farm owners Jim & Helen have invited Duende pop up for two nights in their Farm Shop & Cafe, which is chock full of local and artisan produce.
This will be a Bring Your Own wine event, but if you happen to run out of vino, or fancy a local real ale or cider, you can buy from the farm on the night, too.
Unusually for a pop up or supper club, Duende always offers 3 or 4 options for starters and main courses, which can be chosen on the night. There’s always a veggie option for each course, and the price is £35 per person, BYOB with no corkage charged.
Duende restaurant will be popping up back in Chesham in the New Year, and appearing a fantastic new farm location.
After that it will be time to settle down into our new permanent location. Details will be revealed later, it’s under wraps until it’s all signed.
Meantime, we have a new website for the restaurant, also under construction, at http://www.duenderestaurant.co.uk
Duende restaurant is looking for another pop up residency before our forever home is finalised, hopefully in early 2017. If you have any ideas, just ping us an email.
Duende has been invited to do a pop up residency for two weeks in late September, early October in Amersham.
It’s to mark the refurb and relaunch of Bienvenue, the French restaurant owned by chef Ramon on Sycamore Road. You could say it’s a kind of restaurant warming.
It will be the Duende style food you expect, but a la carte, and Ramon will be supplying the wines and other drinks.
The dates are Thursday 29 and Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October. Then Thursday 6, Friday 7 and Saturday 8 October.
To book just ping me an email.
(This event is also available to book through Eventbrite for those who’d prefer to pay upfront by card – Eventbrite does add on a small fee, so it’s cheaper to book direct with us, but we’re just offering the option for the tech savvy.)
Please let me know when booking any of your party have any dietary quirks.
Duende is in Bristol for a weekend this month, 22 & 23 July. It’s a festival of theatre micro-performances, set in some old jail cells on The Island, Bristol.