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An Evening with Adam Smith | #DEVOUR

An Evening with Adam Smith | #DEVOUR

Thursday 7th November 2019

Adam Smith from Michelin-starred Coworth Park is returning to The Devonshire Arms for an evening of indulgence, and will create a six course tasting menu alongside Paul Leonard.

This evening is sponsored by Wellocks, who search the globe to find producers and farms that take pride in what they produce, from the everyday basics to the most exotic elements of your dish.


  • Laurent Perrier drinks reception and canapes: 19:00
  • Dinner: 19:30


Including two tickets for An Evening with Paul Proffitt, and an overnight stay in a Classic Bedroom | £400

Ticket-only: £105pp

Higher room categories also available at additional cost. Full payment required at the time of booking.

GET TO KNOW: Adam Smith

Hailing from a Birmingham estate, and a pot washer at his local pub at the age of 13, Adam Smith is now considered one of the UK’s most talented executive chefs with an ethos of ‘taste is king’ and a reputation for accomplished, classically-based cooking with modern presentation.   

In 2004 Adam received his first break and joined The Ritz under chef John Williams where he was put in charge of the larder.  By 2012 he was executive sous chef at The Ritz with a string of culinary awards under his belt including Observer Food Monthly Young Chef of the Year.  In the same year Adam won the Roux Scholarship prompting chef Michel Roux senior to describe him as “one to watch”.     

In 2013 Adam joined The Devonshire Arms as head chef, overseeing all food operations including The Burlington Restaurant, Devonshire Brasserie, and conference & banqueting.  During this time The Burlington Restaurant was the only new restaurant to be awarded a coveted four AA rosettes in the January 2015 guide.  In 2016 Adam joined Dorchester Collection’s Berkshire country house hotel, Coworth Park, as executive chef overseeing all culinary operations with a focus on Restaurant Coworth Park.  His signature dish is Caviar tart with Cornish crab, yuzu and sour cream; a dish that epitomises his cooking style using quality ingredients cooked in a manner that allows them to shine.

In 2017 Adam was announced as a Master of Culinary Arts by the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, the UK’s highest culinary and hospitality honour awarded only every four years.  In 2018, Restaurant Coworth Park was awarded a Michelin star for the first time in the Michelin Guide UK & Ireland, an accolade that was awarded again in the 2019 guide.  

Adam was inspired to cook by his grandmother, who gave him his first cookery book when he enrolled on a cookery course at college.  It was given to her by her own mother – Adam’s great-grandmother – who in turn had received it in 1927, when she first became the owner of an oven.  “It’s full of old English dishes like rabbit stew and boiled tongue and brisket,” Adam says.   

On November 23rd, 2018, Adam was awarded Hotel Chef of the Year at The Hotel Cateys 2018.  Adam was described by the judges as ‘the real package’, praised for his intuitive, adaptive and passionate approach to leading his team at Restaurant Coworth Park.


Due to the nature of the event, we may not be able to accommodate certain dietary requirements as we are not operating a normal restaurant service. Please contact us in advance of booking to discuss. Full payment is non-refundable and non-transferable. Please note there is a service charge of 5% added the final bill, 100% of which is distributed between staff.

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