Flavour Fest gets ready to return
With one month to go until Plymouth ‘Flavour Fest’ - the West Country’s largest free food festival - returns for its 14th year (2-4 June), five of the City’s top chef’s got together with City College students to design a menu for 70 people.
Chris & James Tanner (Barbican Kitchen) and Patrons of Flavour Fest 2017 joined Dave Jenkins (Rocksalt); Ben Palmer (Greedy Goose); and Mike Palmer (Two Bridges Hotel) to deliver a launch menu which included a Plymouth Gin and beetroot cured salmon starter and a main course of treacle brushed Pork Belly served with apple puree, creamed potato and Devon cider sauce. The meal was prepared and served at the PL1 Restaurant at City College Plymouth.
Chris Tanner commented “In the true spirit of Flavour Fest, we brought together some of the city’s top chefs to create a menu which celebrated just some of the amazing food and drink available right on our doorstep. We have been involved with Flavour Fest since day one and it’s been fantastic to see it grow to become one of the South West’s most important food festivals. We are excited and honoured to be acting as the official patrons, with this year’s event already looking set to be the biggest yet.”
Flavour Fest is one of the Plymouth City Centre Company’s biggest yearly events and showcases the region’s best produce. The festival has food fun for all the family, including a chef stage, continental market and Children’s engagement programme. The event is expected to attract over 100,000 visitors to Plymouth over three days and see over 100 regional food and drink producers transform the city centre into a bustling hub full of tempting treats to try and buy.
The main stage will be located under the Big Screen and see chefs sharing their tips of the trade and demonstrating how to create some delicious dishes. Amongst those confirmed as appearing over the three days are Chris and James Tanner; Mitch Tonks and Bake-Off winner Candice Brown. Local chefs too, such as Dan Maddocks, Paul Doidge and Sean Mott have also been confirmed.
The Fun Kitchen area for kids will return, sponsored by Tesco Plymouth, enabling children to discover how food is transformed into meals, and get involved in a fun and interactive way.
Holly Reynolds, Marketing and Events Manager, Plymouth City Centre Company comments “Flavour Fest is one of Plymouth’s most anticipated events of the year - and this years event is set to be bigger and better than ever. With a wealth of amazing local food on offer, top names and fantastic opportunities for kids and young people to have fun and learn - it’s not to be missed!”