Food Festivals

Dartmouth Food Festival is nearly here! Friday 23 – Sunday 25 October 2015


Friday 23 – Sunday 25 October 2015

Dartmouth’s annual food festival is back from Friday 23rd October for three days and two evenings of exceptional regional produce, exciting foodie talks, workshops, tasting events, family friendly activities and much more.

Festival Advocate, restauranteur, food writer and chef Mitch Tonks says: “I can’t wait for the Dartmouth Food Festival to open again this year. The event is a real celebration of truly exceptional produce and great British cooking. It’s the perfect place to explore food and drink, talk to the people who produce it, watch a cooking demo and eat well – bring the kids too, there’s fun for all the family!”

Now in its 13th year, the festival takes place in various locations across the town of Dartmouth in South Devon including the Embankment, Royal Avenue Gardens and Market Square. The majority of the festival is free with some ticketed events including Eat Your Words talks at the Flavel Arts Centre and Flavel Church and Drinks Seminars at Browns Hotel among other venues. Tickets are priced from just £5 and can be purchased online at www.dartmouthfoodfestival.com

With over 100 producers, the festival attracts visitors from near and far to browse from a wide selection of sumptuous food and drink and buy direct from the growers, makers, bakers and brewers. Stands selling breads, cheeses, meats, drinks, wines, beers, chocolate, flapjack, cake, chutneys, oils and much more will be available from 10am each day.

The festival plays host to over 20 chef demonstrations including Mitch Tonks and Angela Hartnett MBE, TV chef Matt Tebbutt and Gelf Alderson of River Cottage among other talented, inspirational figures and local food heroes. Susy Atkins, wine writer and broadcaster will host a series of drinks seminars at Browns Hotel, accompanied and co-hosted by top speakers including Tom McLaughlin-Green, Master of Wine Liam Steevenson and sommelier Rebecca Mitchell.

Susy Atkins said: “’We are especially excited about the great drinks seminars this year, again held in the comfortable and modern surroundings of Browns Hotel, Victoria Road. Here’s a great opportunity to learn from (and be inspired by) tutored tastings from top wine experts such as Master of Wine Liam Steevenson, renowned merchant Tim McLaughlin-Green and Exeter’s top wine educator Rebecca Mitchell. We’re looking at everything from Sherry to Rioja, New Zealand’s latest releases and spicy food matching! I’ll be on hand throughout and am especially looking forward to showcasing top South-west English wines on Saturday evening. Do come and join us!”

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