The magnificent grounds of Blenheim Palace will be home to its first food festival of 2015 from 23rd – 25th May, 10am to 5pm. Home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, expect a huge variety of local and regional food and drink producers for all your foodie needs.
With over 70 stalls expect handmade British food gifts, charcuterie, artisan cheese makers, local eateries, bakers, wines and beers, wood oven pizzas, fruit and vegetables, chillies, sauces and pickles, sweets, and juices.
There will be produce from around the world, including Italy, Spain, Vietnam, India, Germany and the Mediterranean – surely enough to whet your appetite? There is even a new Kids’ Club is you have to consider little ones too.
A Food & Drink theatre will feature a range of cookery demonstrations for adults and children alike and talks from a variety of food and drinks experts including Arnaud Stevens, Patron Chef at Sixtyone in London.
Arnaud is a classically trained chef and restaurateur and has worked with a number of celebrity chefs including Gordon Ramsey, Jason Atherton and Richard Corrigan.
Also demonstrating will be Dipna Anand, Richard Bertinet, Kelly Mauger, Black Dog Wine Agency, Mojito Maverick and Fine Chocolate Spa.
Some of the best regional talent will be showcasing their skills so you can learn some new ideas; from baking tips to fine dining know-how. On top of cooking up treats on the demo stage there will also be a number of food and drink related talks. The demo theatre really is the place to be for any budding chef.
Wildfood UK will be giving foraging talks and walks each day of the festival. You can book these in advance via the website.
There will be a variety of live music throughout the weekend, so you can do some shopping, grab some food and then have a well-earned relax with a local beer (or two) whilst listening to some live entertainment.