A celebration of all things food has commenced today in Battersea Park with the launch of the first Foodies Festival there.
Having opened with the unveiling of a giant food-art structure made from a one tonne piece of Seriously Cheddar that attempts to break the record for the biggest ploughman’s lunch in the world, the Foodies Festival features Michelin starred chefs, over one hundred exhibitors and a pop-up cookery school supported by AGA Rangemaster.
A touch of metropolitan chic is brought to the festival with a Harvey Nichols foodmarket and cookery demonstrations by The Ivy’s Gary Lee and Murano’s Angela Hartnett. Bar tents and hot food areas will no doubt also provide much welcome shelter should the heavens open.
Having never been before, I look forward to a tutored champagne tasting tomorrow by Susie Whitmarsh of The Bubbly Champagne Company and to meeting David Tait of David’s Chilli Oil, of whom I’ve written previously.
Somehow, though, I doubt much of that mighty cheese mountain will remain.
For more information see http://www.foodiesfestival.com
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The Bubbly Champagne Company: http://www.thebubblychampagnecompany.com
David’s Chilli Oil: http://davidschillioil.com
The Foodies Festival is at Battersea Park from the 29th to the 31st July:
· Friday 29th: 12noon - 8pm
· Saturday 30th: 11am - 7pm
· Sunday 31st: 11am - 6pm
Tickets are £15 per day or £10 for concessions.