Taste is one of our most evocative senses – certain flavours can transport you to far distant times and places in an instant. But it’s also a very individual sense, with some people loving what others hate. Julia Wheeler is joined by author Niki Segnit (Lateral Cooking), who explores the complexity of the human palette with The Kitchen Cabinet’s sensory expert Barry Smith and psychologist Charles Spence.

Lunch menu **

Duck with Chocolate & Marsala

Vegetarian option

Ricotta Gnocci
Served with summer vegetables and leaves


Strawberry & Basil Ice Cream

**Choose your menu option and inform us about dietary or special seating requirements when booking your tickets online or call our Box Office on 01242 850270. Please note that our dining seating plans are pre-allocated on the day by our events team and tables may be shared.


The Daffodil

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