Feasting Festival

26 Mar 2015
2 min read
Foodies know their festivals, and Wilderness Festival in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside is not one to miss, running from 6th – 9th August. This year, Niklas Ekstedt and his Nordic cuisine are joining Angela Hartnett and Nuno Mendes at The Chef’s Table…

“I cannot wait to see what this adventure will deliver. You can find me climbing through the English countryside and peering through the trees at the wonders that unfold. It will be a world away from my fire-enraptured Stockholm restaurant but close to my roots, embracing my love of the outdoors. I’m told that I will be the first chef from outside the UK to ever have been invited to Wilderness, how radical is that!” Niklas Ekstedt

Wilderness has been leading the pack since 2011 when it comes to food at festivals. The 2015 line-up boasts its best ever, with a thoughtfully curated selection of exceptional chefs and dining events; an essential event for any food lover to experience. With Bjork headlining in the musical arena, an abundance of Michelin-starred chefs top the bill around the festival – from Long Table Banquets under the stars, the intimate Chef’s Table, feasts or innovative street food, there is something for everybody to enjoy.

The Chef’s Table

This intimate and most talked about festival food experience returns, bringing with it a different celebrated chef each day to serve their own tasting menu of six dishes or more. New for 2015, will be offering the finest in field dining with a Portuguese menu and Neil Borthwick of Merchants Tavern brings a menu of seasonal British charm to the magical canopied restaurant in a field. of Kurobuta returns to showcase a contemporary Japanese menu as well as of Kitchen Table fame.

“Being able to cook so close to nature at Wilderness 2014 was absolutely inspiring. We are really looking forward to coming back again this year and reconnecting with the surroundings with a whole new menu.” – , Kitchen Table

Wilderness Long Table Banquets

These splendid banquets have proven to be one of the most popular attractions on the Wilderness line-up. Feasting with friends and rubbing shoulders with strangers in the beautifully decorated banqueting tent is an unforgettable experience. , Chef Patron of Murano, is one of the big-name chefs welcomed back to the Wilderness kitchen to host one of the three days of delicious banquets. Wilderness has also invited an internationally renowned chef with a CV that includes The Fat Duck, El Bulli and now his Stockholm restaurant Ekstedt. In keeping with his restaurant concept and the Wilderness spirit, he will only be cooking over an open fire. Niklas is the first overseas chef to join the festival, and reflects the top quality, international approach of the programme curation.

“The Banquets at Wilderness are a real highlight of my summer. I will be cooking a rustic Italian feast served on big platters for everyone to share. The atmosphere is really special .. friends and strangers and raucous delicious fun.”, Chef Patron at Murano


Cornbury Park, Charlbury, Oxfordshire


Dates | 6-9August