There are lots of foodie events this weekend and as it is nearing the end of Chocolate Week (yes, we’re sad too), we have added a few chocolate events for you to enjoy.
Melange Chocolate is celebrating its 3rd birthday with a chocolate food and music festival in Peckham at October 15th from 2pm-11pm. Expect a feast for the senses and enjoy music and chocolate inspired food from countries that produce the infamous cocoa beans.
Enjoy a free lunchtime chocolate making session at The Chocolate Cellar in Liverpool on October 14th and October 16th . Places are going quickly, email: email@example.com to secure your place!
Chocolate Week will culminate with a two-day Chocolate Unwrapped showcase at Vinopolis on the 15th and 16th October There will be more than 40 exhibitors on hand, including Britain’s best chocolate makers as well as exhibitors from France, Italy, Switzerland, Hungary, Holland and Germany. The event is an opportunity not only to eat chocolate but also to view chocolate art, meet and talk with chocolatiers, attend talks and demos and even relax in a Harvey Nichols pop-up chocolate café or watch chocolate being made in the smallest chocolate factory in the world.
The Autumn Cheese and Wine Festival at London’s Southbank, now in its second year, will take place on October 14th-16th . There will be demonstrations, talks and experts to answer your questions. You will also be able to try some of the world’s best cheese and wine.
The Arundel Food Festival is a week-long festival running from October 14th - 23rd. The week is packed with great food related activities for you to enjoy. You can make your own fresh juice or cider, just bring the apples or pears and volunteers from Agenda 21 will assist you with the ‘pressing’. There will also be a smoothie blending bicycle for you to ride… sounds interesting. As Arundel is a recognised ‘Fair Trade Town’ , expect advice on how to save food and make it more sustainable.
Keeping with the autumnal theme, the Apple and Autumn Fruits Food Fair has come at just the right time. Celebrate Britain’s favourite fruit, with apple pressing, apple tasting and apple picking. Go and talk to the local Bee Keeper, he will explain how Bees are crucial for the growth of an apple.
The Eat Dorset Food Festival runs from October 14th - 16th, and promises to be an event for all the family to enjoy. The children need not worry about getting bored as there will be a number of food workshops such as bread making, chocolate making and cake decorating for them to enjoy. There will also be demonstrations from top chefs such as Lesley Walters and Valentine Warner, who will be sharing their cooking tips.
And finally if you have the opportunity to head over to the Birmingham Food Fest on October 14th - 23rd you can enjoy a 10 day gastronomic adventure which will leave your taste buds well and truly exercised. Birmingham is known for its diverse food and culture, this will be replicated at the festival as you will be able to experience 27 cuisines during 10 days!
Please let us know if you visit any of these festivals & events, we would love to see some pictures (which are best uploaded onto our Great British Chefs Flickr Group). Also we’re sure to have missed some special food festivals taking place in Great Britain this weekend (not weekly food markets, there are hundreds of those every week), so please let us know in the comments. Enjoy!
Blog post by Monique from Great British Chefs