Cotswold House Hotel & Spa, the award winning luxury hotel will be hosting two Michelin star chef Martin Blunos, for an evening of fine dining and fun on Saturday October 8.

Cotswold House Hotel has recently undergone a £1 million refurbishment which includes a full renovation of their restaurant, bistro and bedrooms. The recently refurbished hotel invites guests to enjoy an exclusive evening of food, wine and guest speakers.

Upon arrival guests will be greeted with drinks and canapes before sitting down for a four course dinner with wine flight. All of the dishes will be cooked and prepared by two Michelin star guest chef Martin Blunos alongside Cotswold House’s very own chef, Pasquale Russo.

During the night there will also be a question and answer session with Martin Blunos inviting diners to ask him about his time as a guest chef on Saturday Kitchen, cooking for the Queen, and running a two Michelin Star restaurant.

Tickets cost £75 per person. 01386 840330 or email

Wild Thyme is delighted to be welcoming its own wine supplier, Liberty Wines and Sicilian wine producer, Donnafugata to it's Chipping Norton on Tuesday, October 11 for an evening of Sicilian wine tasting and food.

Fabio Genovese from Donnafugata will guide diners through four wines which will be expertly matched to a menu created by head chef and owner Nick Pullen - a truly unique event at Wild Thyme.

Tickets are £50 per head and include a three course meal and four glasses of different wines.

The Thatch in Thame's Autumn Menu Tasting is back on Wednesday October 5 with an informal night, tasting as many dishes from the new menu as possible, with wine to match, of course. £35 per head. Or try the Sipsmith Supper Club on Wednesday October 19 - an introduction to the history of gin, the story of Sipsmith, some (maybe lots) of sampling, and a delicious four course gin-paired supper. we only have 16 spaces available! £35 per person. 01844 214 340.

It's Oktoberfest at The Beacon, Wantage from October 7-8 with local beer, local live music and local food in association with Loose Cannon Brewery. Celebrating all that is good about beer, with 25 options of ales, ciders and porters to try from, 14 different local breweries, and plenty of local food and entertainment to enjoy with live music from local bands, this is Wantage’s third Oktoberfest, and growing every year.

Don't forget it's the free Thame Food Fest on Saturday. So, just which local and national sizzling stars can you expect? Nadiya from GBBO, Raymond Blanc OBE, Natalie Coleman, Master Chef Champ 2013, Chris Wheeler, Stoke Park, Alex Mackay, Cookery Writer extraordinaire, Dave Mooney, New Moon Pubs, Lucie Greenwood, The Milk Shed, Sophie Grigson, Sophie’s Cookery School

Giancarlo and Katie Caldesi, Cafe Caldesi, cookery school, Adam Johnson, Belmond Le Manoir ,Mark Peregrine, Belmond Le Manoir and the now infamous Aylesbury College v Belmond Le Manoir cook off!