A NAMMET tasting evening will be held at the Island Sailing Club in celebration of Isle of Wight producers, food and drink and recipes featured in the book of the same name.

Award-winning local producers will be on hand to provide tasters, including Quarr Abbey, Briddlesford Farm, Isle of Wight Honey and Wight Crystal.

Isle of Wight ale and gin will be available at the bar, which will be open all evening.

The book is being sold in aid of Mountbatten, and a raffle will be held on the night to raise money for the Isle of Wight's hospice charity.

Nigel Hartley, Mountbatten chief executive, said: “We’re delighted this iconic sailing club is opening its doors to the Island community to recognise and celebrate Island food and drink, as well as helping to raise the profile of our work.

“NAMMET is an extraordinary book and it has proven to be incredibly popular. We are so very grateful to the producers who volunteered to be part of it and also to Medina Publishing who put together this really high quality publication which shows off the best our Island has to offer."

The event will be held at the Cowes club on Wednesday evening.

Tickets cost £10, to include a welcome drink on arrival and a taster plate of Island foods created by the club’s resident chef, John Barden.

Live music will be provided by Simon Davis, professional pianist and salt producer, who makes salt from sea water taken from Wheelers Bay in Ventnor.

For tickets, call the Island Sailing Club on 296621 or visit the website at www.islandsc.org.uk

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