A stellar line up of Norfolk Chefs and artisan food producers will be showing visitors the delights of the Norfolk larder when they come to show their produce and skills at the Best of Norfolk Food Event at the Worstead Festival on July 27th and 28th.
Now in its third year the Best of Norfolk Food was an idea dreamt up by a few locals who wanted to promote the very best that the County has to offer when it comes to local produce and top local chefs. Organisers Lorraine Gray, Caroline Rance and Jo Gardner have been contacting the best chefs and producers encouraging them to come and share their skills and offer tastings of some superb Norfolk produce.
A number of award winning chefs are attending and those confirmed to date include Roger Hickman of Roger Hickman's restaurant in Upper St Giles Norwich, Steve Norgate of the Beechwood Hotel North Walsham, Daniel Smith of the Ingham Swan, Andy Snowling of the Animal Inns Group of pubs and restaurants with Madhu Choudhry of Ethnic Fusion Cookery School demonstrating and selling her wonderful range of dishes and bhajis.
Artisan producers will be demonstrating and selling their wares with some offering tastings including the irrepressible Grimsby from Pye Bakers of Norwich demonstrating his ever popular bread making and baking skills.
At 11.00 on both mornings Alex Sargeant, award winning Barista at Strangers Cafe in Pottergate, Norwich will take visitors on a journey through the world of coffee. You will able to get your morning caffeine hit to set you up for the day!
Sarah Pettegree of Brays Cottage will talk about the Norfolk Diet and demonstrate her award winning pork pies.
Sam Steggles from Fielding Cottage, Honingham, will be selling his superb goat cheeses and you may even get a chance to taste a goat burger!
Along with all of this there will be fudges, chocolates, cheeses, yogurts, chutneys, donuts and cakes galore and surprise demonstrations and foody talk.
For those seeking a sit down with something traditional the Queen Elizabeth Hall will be hosting Groveland Farms of Roughton who will be providing the catering for the first time this year. Sit down and enjoy a cream tea in the relative calm of the Hall.
This is the third year that we have put on the Best of Norfolk Food Event and it is proving incredibly popular with visitors and exhibitors and this year will be our biggest ever. It's great to see how Norfolk has become so well known for its produce and cuisine with our chefs now being recognised on a national level. The County is now regarded as a centre of culinary skills with so many of our restaurants and pubs featuring in national reviews and features. Exhibitors and visitors love the friendly and informal nature of our event and come back year after year.
Organisers still have a limited number of exhibiting opportunities for high quality producers who would like to join us within the Best of Norfolk Food Marquee and area. For further details email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lorraine or Jo on 01692 536662 or 536381