Boutique family hotel The Elmfield in Ilfracombe (www.theelmfield.com) is launching The Supper Club at The Dining Room restaurant on Wednesday, February 4th 2009 at 7pm. The club will be a monthly event, combining an evening of gourmet fine dining at its

Boutique family hotel The Elmfield in Ilfracombe (www.theelmfield.com) is launching The Supper Club at The Dining Room restaurant on Wednesday, February 4th 2009 at 7pm.The club will be a monthly event, combining an evening of gourmet fine dining at its seasonal best with a selection of exquisite pairing wines, showcasing the best of West Country produce from the smallest cottage industry producer to internationally renowned farms. Each month, there will be a guest speaker joining the Supper Club for dinner, bringing an enjoyable addition to the food and encouraging great conversation and debate.David 'Fitz' Fitzgerald - veteran TV broadcaster and BBC Radio Devon's voice of Saturday mornings - will be attending the inaugural event to share with guests his love of excellent food. "Fitz" has interviewed the best chefs in Devon, including The Elmfield's own head chef Tom Frost in November.After the launch, the club will take place on the last Wednesday of the month. Guests will include some of the most respected food producers and business gurus as well as those with inspiring or entertaining lives, sharing their wit, wisdom and trade secrets all in a convivial atmosphere. Registration to The Elmfield Supper Club currently is free; members will receive guest speaker updates, news of new products, discounts and offers on some of the West Country's finest foods and wines.The Elmfield Dining room is a spacious and bright restaurant with views over the Wilder Valley led by Head Chef Tom Frost, a creative and progressive modern English chef. Trained in classic French and modern European cuisines, Tom spent two years delighting diners at Michelin Rosette winning, No 11 The Quay. Tom sets the menu daily, specialising in local produce - creating a winning combination of fine food and wines, ambience and views. To book a place at The Supper Club, contact Zo on (01271) 863 377 or email zoe@theelmfield.comDinner at The Supper Club costs: £ 29 per head for dinner and £ 47 including pairing wines.