THERE is a new look to The Tickled Pig in Wimborne. After three years establishing the Michelin-recommended restaurant in East Street as a destination for outstanding locally-sourced and seasonal cuisine, The Tickled Pig has been reinvented as a new breed of delicatessen-come-café and kitchen, selling and serving its own home-grown and home-reared produce.
In its new form, The Tickled Pig is open seven days a week, offering a more relaxed dining experience throughout the day, as well as a place for food lovers to buy local and unique products to enjoy at home. There is an enticing display of home-cured charcuterie on the rustic counter and an abundance of salads, herbs and vegetables, which are grown in the restaurant’s kitchen garden. Local cheeses and craft beer sit alongside The Tickled Pig’s new range of micro herbs, which are also placed on the tables of the café and restaurant so customers can garnish at will.
Whether stocking up for the weekend, sampling a few small plates before the theatre or popping in after work for a craft beer and a burger in the beautiful garden, visitors can look forward to exceptional quality and flavour.
Co-owner Jez Barfoot, who was a MasterChef quarter-finalist, says; “Our philosophy has always been to source the very best local ingredients that each season has to offer, so we can share these wonderful flavours with our customers through everything we do.
“As we have expanded our kitchen garden and ventured into curing our own meat and growing micro herbs, we realised that The Tickled Pig needed a platform to sell this produce in a dynamic and informal environment.”
Jez and Niki Barfoot are pictured outside The Tickled Pig with their home-reared and home-cured hams. For more information visit www.thetickledpig.co.uk