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Top Devon Chefs Line Up For England’s First Seafood FEAST


All photos are courtesy of Seafood FEAST!

Top Devon chefs, including Marine Stewardship Council Ambassador Mitch Tonks and
Michelin star chef Simon Hulstone, are fully behind an exciting new seafood festival taking place this autumn. The inaugural England’s Seafood FEAST will take place across the English Riviera from 22 September to 7 October 2018.

Chef Mitch Tonks

“I’ve eaten seafood all over the world” said Mitch Tonks, “and the quality of the fish caught off our coast is the finest anywhere in the world.’’

The whole of the English Riviera, including the coastal towns of Brixham (featured in the Sky Atlantic TV Series as ‘Fish Town’), Torquay, and Paignton will be going seafood crazy, with a great choice of stylish seafood events, from gourmet seafood menus to simple treats like mussels, being organised by individual businesses across the resort. In addition, visitors to the FEAST will be able to enjoy a range of related coastal activities, including Catch and Cook events and Heritage Fishing Boat Trips.

Brixham and trawlers

Anna Trant, England’s Seafood Coast Project Coordinator, said “The two-week programme is continually evolving, and exciting new events are being added by the local businesses everyday. There is a real buzz about the first England’s Seafood FEAST taking place here on the English Riviera.’’

Seabass and Josh Perkes Brixham Seafish

The launch of England’s Seafood FEAST has been inspired by Brixham’s legendary fish
market, famous for landing the highest value catch in the UK. The unique Brixham Fish
Market Tour has been included in VisitEngland’s Bucket List as one of the Top 101 Things to Do in England, and visitors to the FEAST will be able to pre-book early morning, behind the scenes tours to view the catch and meet the buyers. Over 40 varieties of fish and seafood are landed by trawlers operating out of Brixham.

Brixham Fish Market buyers

England’s Seafood FEAST is expected to attract visitors from around the world and is an
integral part of the England’s Seafood Coast Project. Managed by the English Riviera BID
Company and supported by VisitEngland, the aim is to attract more domestic and
international visitors to come and stay on England’s Coast in shoulder seasons and to
showcase our world class fish and seafood.

Hake cooked by chef Simon Hulstone

Advance bookings can be made now by contacting the local businesses direct; full details of the FEAST are available on:

https://www.englishriviera.co.uk/whats-on/englands-seafood-feast/englands-seafood-
feast-all-events

Keep up today with the festival by following their social media channels:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/EnglandsSeafoodCoast/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Seafood_Coast

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