Festival offers food for thought
August 29, 2008
Foodies can sip Polish beer and Champagne while checking out delicacies from around the world at the second annual Wokingham Food and Drink Festival next month.
The final touches are being put together for the event, which runs from Friday, September 5, to Sunday, September 7, and organisers are promising an exciting line-up.
Chefs from Miltons restaurant at Cantley House Hotel in Milton Road will be holding a Ready Steady Cook-style challenge where visitors will have the chance to select three or four ingredients from stalls at the festival for the chefs to prepare a dish.
The Miltons chefs will also be busy preparing delights such as venison fillet with blueberry and mint mash and sea bass with sweetcorn and samphire salsa for visitors to try.
Other attractions include Jimmy’s Farm, which was made famous in the hit television shows Jimmy’s Farm and Jimmy Doherty’s Farming Heroes.
The organisation will be selling its produce, including its prize-winning sausages.
Other exhibitors confirmed for the weekend are Pilgrim’s Choice, Gourmet Med, Spanish Wine Company, a Polish beer bar and Butler’s Farm Food.
As well as the food and drink on offer, the festival will include a children’s fun fair and on Friday and Saturday evening of the festival there will be music from local bands from 5pm to 10pm.
Brian Newman, town centre manager, said: “Whatever your taste, the Wokingham Food and Drink Festival will have something for you.
“From Polish beers and the finest Champagne and from Indian delicacies to British roast beef, everybody will be catered for.
“But the festival is about more than food – it is about fun and there will be music and dancing and children’s entertainment all through the weekend, so I would urge people not to miss out.”
The festival will be in Elms Field, Wokingham, from 10am on each day.
For more information call Mr Newman on (0118) 974 0889.