East Midlands Food

East Midlands Food

Food dates for September…

Belgrave Hall Museum and Gardens will be holding its annual Good Food Fair on Saturday and Sunday, 18 -19 September, from 11 am – 4 pm, and I will be going along to talk to people about their memories of food in the past. Now in its fifth year, the Fair is an opportunity to taste and buy fresh and organic food from local suppliers, and to visit the Hall which will be open as usual. Admission is £1 for adults; children free. See http://www.leicester.gov.uk/your-council-services/lc/leicester-city-museums/museums/belgrave-hall/.

British Food Fortnight runs from 18 September – 3 October 2010, so here are some other food dates for your September diary:

Rutland Food Festival - the first ever Rutland Food Festival takes place on 18 September at Sykes Lane, Rutland Water. Exhibitors will range from small family run farm shops to traditional bakeries and award winning butchers. You can sample ciders and beers, pork pies and cheeses, and freshly cooked sausages and Dexter old spot burgers. There will also be a food demonstration from Sean Hope, Food Ambassador for Rutland, Michelin star chef and owner of The Olive Branch Pub, Clipsham. See http://www.discover-rutland.co.uk/site/whats-on/rutland-food-festival for details.

Calke Abbey, Derbyshire - ‘the Calke Show: Pot to Plate’ will be held on Saturday 18 September. You can enter your own home-grown, seasonal produce in the vegetable, fruit and flower show, and meet local food producers. The Calke Abbey chefs will also be giving demonstrations. See http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-calkeabbey/.

Nottingham Food & Drink Festival - 23 – 26 September in Nottingham City Centre. There will be a Celebrity Chef’s Theatre in Old Market Square featuring Ainsley Harriott, Gino D’Acampo, Sat Bains, Atul Kockhar and Momma Cherri, who will demonstrate their recipes on stage. Other demonstrations and masterclasses from local and regional food and drink suppliers are also on offer, along with a regional market showcasing some East Midlands specialities. For more information see www.wearenottingham.co.uk/foodanddrink.

Great Central Railway Beer Festival - featuring more than 30 guest ales picked from the route of the Great Central main line between Sheffield and London. This takes place on 24, 25 & 26 September at Loughborough Central Station, Great Central Road, Loughborough. This preserved railway has been operating for over 30 years and runs from Loughborough to the Leicester North station. It is the only double track, main line heritage railway in the UK, and trains run every weekend, at Bank Holidays and daily in the summer. You can also visit its museum at Loughborough station. For more details, ring 01509 230726 or visit www.gcrailway.co.uk.

Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire - two events here in September. ‘Some Like it Hot’ takes place on 25 September when the Garden staff will show you how to grow sweet, bell and chilli peppers, and showcase the fruits grown this year in the Walled Kitchen, where local, heritage and unusual fruit and vegetable crops are grown. The Head Chef will also demonstrate some ‘hot’ recipes. The event starts at 11 am. There is no additional charge and no need to book in advance. ‘Seasonal Plot to Plate’  will be held on 30 September starting at 10. 30 am. Clumber Park’s Head Chef will cook dishes created with food from the Walled Kitchen Garden. A three-course meal will be served after a tour of the Walled Garden with the Head Gardener. This event takes place on Thursday 30 September and costs £35. Pre-booking is essential – see http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-clumber_park-2.htm for more information about both events.

 
 

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