Nammet tasting in Cowes

A nammet tasting evening is being hosted by the Island Sailing Club on Wednesday (Nov 20) from 6.30pm in celebration of Isle of Wight producers, food and drink and recipes featured in the Nammet book. The book is being sold in aid of the Mountbatten Hospice.

Nammet is an old Isle of Wight dialect term for refreshment taken in the fields during the day, traditionally consisting of bread and cheese with a pint of strong ale.

The popular Cowes club is welcoming non-members to the evening and award-winning local producers will be present to showcase and offer their Island produce, including Quarr Abbey, Briddlesford, Wild Island, Isle of Wight Honey and Wight Crystal. The Club’s bar which will be open all evening, will feature Isle of Wight ale and gin.

The Club, famed for organising the annual Round the Island yacht race, will also hold a grand raffle during the event with all proceeds going directly to Mountbatten.

Tickets for the evening are £10 and include a drink on arrival, and a taster plate of Island foods created by the Sailing Club’s resident chef, John Barden. Live music is being provided by Simon Davis, professional pianist and salt producer, who makes salt from sea water taken from Wheelers Bay in Ventnor.

Tickets are available with advance booking only by calling the Island Sailing Club on (01983) 296621 or visiting the Club’s office or website