Head down to Bristol Harbourside for the 12th, 13th and 14th of July for Bristols Foodie Festival.
Calling all food lovers! This weekend brings the Foodie Festival to Bristol’s Harbourside on its third annual visit, bringing with it some of the best chefs, food, cakes and drinks, that the UK has to offer. Michelin starred chef Martin Blunos; 2013 Masterchef finalist Larkin Cen; and Rachel Demuth from Demuths, winner of the 2012 Bath Good Food Award for Best Vegetarian Restauraunt; are just three of the big names who will be showcasing their skills by preparing their signature dishes in the Chef’s Theatre and giving attendees tips on how these dishes can be easily recreated at home. For those amongst you who feel like treating yourself, a trip to the dining and VIP area to eat some of the very best locally produced food Bristol has to offer may be in order.
If baking is more your style, then you won’t want to miss the ‘bake-along’as part of the Cake and Bake theatre. The Great British Bake-Off’s Manisha Parmar will be demostrating her bakery skills, along with bread-making sessions and an exhabition of the intricate art of sugar craft. For those who truly embrace the typical student stereotype, you need to look no further than Emily Ladybird, the steampunk baker, who will be presenting her Gin and Tonic cake in the theatre.
Chocoholics will be astounded at the decadence of the Chocolate Theatre (sounds like a dream come true, right?!), with demonstrations throughout the weekend as well as three classes per day on truffle making, chocolate tasting, and even how to match chocolates with their perfect wine companion.
Hunter Gatherer types can revel in the glory of the BBQ section, with Man vs. Meat competitions worthy of Adam Richman: After contestents cook their burgers, sausages, chicken wings and ribs using the skills taught to them in the demo, they have 60 seconds to eat as much as they can, and it’s all judged by the audience!
Those more interested in sampling the delights of a liquid diet need to pay a visit to the converted open-topped double-decker bar bus, the farm-styled bar area complete with hay bales and a vast selection of British cider and ale. There will be a both a Cocktail and a Drinks theatre, showcasing some of the best mixologists in the country, and daily masterclasses so visitors can brush up on their knowledge of wines, beers, ales and spirits.
To top it all off, the ‘City Beach’ will give festival-goers the chance to relax in deckchairs and play in the sand right in the middle of the city!