Feast on Bent­ley Ben­tayga

Matamata Chronicle - - Out & About - DAMIEN O'CARROLL

Yes, this is ac­tu­ally a thing: Dayles­ford Or­ganic, a UK-based farm and farm-shop col­lec­tive, has cre­ated an or­ganic Bri­tish pic­nic to ‘‘com­ple­ment the flavours of the sea­son and the Lin­ley Ham­per by Mulliner for the Bent­ley Ben­tayga’’.

That’s right, now you can get a pic­nic ham­per, com­plete with Lin­ley china, cut­lery, table­ware and crys­tal glass, as well as the food to go with it, for your Bent­ley SUV!

Ac­cord­ing to ex­ec­u­tive chef at Dayles­ford Or­ganic, Gaven Fuller, when de­vis­ing the menu he was ‘‘in­spired by the flavours and colours of the best or­ganic sea­sonal pro­duce’’.

Ac­cord­ing to Bent­ley: ‘‘His skill as a chef mir­rors the crafts­man­ship and at­ten­tion to de­tail that go into the cre­ation of each and ev­ery Bent­ley.’’

The be­spoke feast (ev­ery­thing is be­spoke at Bent­ley) in­cludes a carved Dayles­ford pump­kin filled with green kale, her­itage ap­ples, crispy ba­con, toasted seeds and a honey mus­tard dress­ing.

This comes with an au­tum­nal buck­wheat tab­bouleh; wild mush­room, truf­fle and gruyere arancini; roasted squash and bal­samic red onion tartlets and red kuri squash, chilli and chick­pea cakes.

To fin­ish, there are rasp­berry mac­a­roons with a but­ter­cream fill­ing, choco­late pra­line slices and lemon and rasp­berry gateau.

The ac­tual pic­nic set com­prises of three sep­a­rate com­part­ments, each hand-trimmed by Mulliner’s (Bent­ley’s in-house ‘per­sonal com­mis­sion­ing divi­sion’) crafts­peo­ple in a choice of six dif­fer­ent ex­te­rior leather colours.

They will even em­broi­der a name, logo or fam­ily crest into the leather. Be­spoke, you see. T

‘Farm-col­lec­tive’ pic­nic in NZ would be pies on a Hilux tray. In UK, it’s this lot for your Bent­ley Ben­tayga.

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