* Food aficionados will love the Wilderness line-up of culinary talent, returning with its most exciting festival to date. Famed as much for bringing together the cream of London’s restaurant crop as it is for the dazzling roll call of guests from music, theatre, arts and literature, this year Wilderness has assembled the stellar trio of Simon Rogan, Angela Hartnett and Russell Norman to conjure up three days of glorious bespoke feasts.

Simon Rogan is the prodigy behind the dual Michelin-starred L’Enclume and the feverishly anticipated new restaurant at Claridges, Fera, and will be showcasing his distinctive way with British food while at the same time tipping his hat to Cornbury Park with plaice baked in birch bark with shrimps and tarragon butter, buttermilk custard, Douglas fir and sweet cherries for dessert.

Michelin-starred Angela Hartnett will bring a bit of Northern Italy with a banquet from her hometown of Emilia Romagna. Famed for the award-winning Italian restaurant Murano, as well as the recently launched Merchant’s Tavern and Café Murano, Hartnett’s menu includes regional specialties such as chicken cacciatore with potato fritti and deep fried zucchini, spinach and ricotta tortelli, and stuffed peaches with Amaretti.

To finish off proceedings the man singlehandedly responsible for the revival of the Venetian bacaro in London, Russell Norman, will be on hand with a lavish Suckling Pig banquet with all the trimmings.

Sam and Sam Clark’s Moro Souk Tent will be returning as will the St John Dining Room & Bakery and Hix, plus The Wilderness Cookery School. Wilderness Festival takes place from August 7 – 10 at Cornbury Park.

See wildernessfestival.com

* There are big plans afoot at The Killingworth Castle in Wootton near Woodstock to renovate the stable block this year into eight bedrooms. The pub is only two miles from Blenheim Palace and was allegedly frequented by Churchill during his time there, which should be a big pull.

* Fallowfields is holding its St George’s Day English Wine Dinner on Wednesday at 7pm with a menu specially created to highlight some fabulous English wines.

Head chef Matt Weedon has created a seven-course tasting menu with each course designed to match a different English wine for £80 per person.

To book contact 01865 820416 or email stay@fallowfields.com

* Chocolate is a must for Easter celebrations but adults could ditch the traditional Easter eggs and indulge in something more grown up and try Demijohn’s liquid alcoholic chocolate in an egg shaped bottle – Chocolate Orange Cream Liqueur.

Combining a subtle blend of dark chocolate, real Devonshire cream, apple brandy and the zest of an orange, this rich, creamy liqueur from liquid deli Demijohn will blow your mind on Easter Day. Made by a retired stockbroker in Devon it is best served straight from the fridge with a little ice. It costs £24.60 from Demijohn in Little Clarendon Street.

Call 0845 6048350 or see demijohn.co.uk

* Giraffe in George Street is bringing back its ‘kids eat free’ deal for Easter Sunday. Llittle ones can tuck into their healthy selection of mini mains such as kids bolognaise; open pizza style omelette or fish fingers with fresh peas, plus activity sheets complete with crayons. One free kids meal deal (kids main and selected drink) with any adult main purchased.

The deal is valid all day on Sunday.