A NAMMET tasting evening is being hosted by the Island Sailing Club (6:30pm, Wednesday 20th November) in celebration of Isle of Wight producers, food and drink and recipes that are featured in the book of the same name which is being sold in aid of Mountbatten.

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 and Isle of Wight Honey and Wight Crystal. Isle of Wight ale and gin will be available at the Club’s bar, which will be open all evening.

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

Nigel Hartley, Mountbatten CEO, 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,” Nigel added. 

Tickets for the evening of local food, drink, music and wares are £10 and include a welcome 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 through advance booking only by calling the Island Sailing Club on (01983) 296621 or visiting the Club’s office or website www.islandsc.org.uk 

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.