I love food festivals! The chance to eat and drinks lots all day long, discover and buy new foodie products, and watch your favourite chefs work their magic. Basically a whole day devoted to eating and drinking and having lots of foodie fun – I couldn’t think of a better way to spend the day! So when I received the press release for Foodies Festival first Birmingham festival, I couldn’t wait to share it with you all. Read on for a taste of what’s in store this May….
Foodies Festival, the UK’s biggest celebration of food and drink, transforms Cannon Hill Park into a foodie heaven this summer with Birmingham’s Michelin-star and top chefs, tasting theatres, pop-up restaurants and bars, street food, and Artisan producers.
The Aga Rangemaster Chefs Theatre welcomes Michelin-star chef Glynn Purnell and top local chefs Matt Cheal of Simpons and Atkar Islam of Lasan Group who will be cooking their favourite summer recipes and sharing top tips.
Fans of MasterChef can watch 2014 winner Ping Coombes cook her signature dishes from the series in the Chefs Theatre and try dishes from her Malaysian Pop-Up on the Street Food Avenue. Ping will also joined by MasterChef 2010 winner Dhruv Baker and finalist Jackie Kearney.
It’s Foodies Festival first time in Birmingham, but we’ll be helping them celebrate their 10th anniversary by toasting their success in the New Wine and Champagne Theatre. And for fans of beer, they’ll be masterclasses and food and beer matchings in the New Craft Beer Theatre. You can also enjoy a refreshing cocktail, cider or glass of a Pimm’s from the pop-up bars and cider farm.
The New Tasting Theatre offers ‘How to Sniff Chocolate like a Rockstar’. Whilst local experts will guide visitors through Raw Food, Japanese Soul, Oyster Shucking and Bee Keeping sessions.
The Cake & Bake Theatre is an inspiration for passionate bakers with top local cake makers and bakeries sharing their tips for baking delicious summer cakes. Visitors can also enjoy 3D cake modelling, Chocolate Making and Sugar-Craft masterclasses and a complementing Chocolate, Cake and Bake Village selling bakes, jams, gadgets and baking essentials.