If you find yourself feeling peckish when you’re in town between 16 and 25 June you’ll be delighted to stumble across the Bournemouth Food & Drink festival, which fills the Square and various other venues with mouth-watering sights, smells and tastes for a full ten days.
Great food on the go
Now in its 6th year, this culinary extravaganza celebrates and sells cuisine from all corners of the globe, combining street food with markets, with haute cuisine and everything in between. Perhaps you’re hankering after a wood-fired pizza, some Thai noodles, Spanish paella, Italian ice cream or maybe you’ve got a taste for oysters and champagne? All this and more is ready when you are, whether you’re after a 10am brunch or you’ve got the 10pm munchies.
Watch the experts
The People’s Kitchen is back for 2017 with food and drink demos hosted by professional chefs Des Burke and Andy Chu. Prepare for a healthy portion of rivalry and a large helping of laughs as you watch an array of incredible dishes cooked and assembled before your eyes. Guest ‘chefs’ lined up over the festival include the Mayor of Bournemouth, the editor of the Echo and a local MP as well as various audience ‘volunteers!’
Keep an eye on the website for details of the Kid’s Kitchen, a rum masterclass, a bar tender competition, Conker Gin masterclass, Wagamama experience, a talk on English wine and ‘cocktail cabinet concoctions!’
The two weekends of the event – Friday 16 – Sunday 18 June and Friday 23 – Sunday 25 will see local farmers and producers show off and sell their wares as part of the festival’s farmer’s market. Come and grab some locally-produced delicacies from proud regional brands including Marshwood Vale cider and Dorset Chilli Shop.
Bournemouth Food and Drink Festival is a jovial affair with people from all parts of the community coming together to sample and enjoy some great tasting grub. Music is another big hit, with local acts and guest performers providing the soundtrack to this much-anticipated annual event live from the Festival Hub.