York Food And Drink Festival 2017
Lauren Masterman, York Correspondent
Eat and drink your way through the best culinary delights that the region has to offer at this year's York Food and Drink Festival; a 10-day spectacular that takes over the city centre in celebration of local produce, independent eateries and the City of York.
Not only are the streets lined with seriously good food stalls where you can enjoy the likes of a Yorkshire Pudding wrap, pulled pork sliders, cinnamon doughnuts and brownies in every flavour you can think of, but there is also an accompanying programme packed with events, workshops and demos that give you the opportunity to learn new skills, see how the experts do it and let's face it, just eat an obscene amount of amazing food.
This year, it is great to see the return of the popular Masons Yorkshire Gin stall, The Chilli Jam Man and The Doughnut Kitchen, alongside some new stalls and their unusual offerings to temp your taste buds. How do you like the sound of pulled chicken with waffles and maple butter, jackfruit wraps and I am not kidding when I tell you there is bright blue cheese; and I'm not talking the Stilton kind...
My favourite so far is the Mussel Pot; I have eaten there twice and intend to go back for a third time, and who knows, maybe even a fourth. I was also embarrassingly excited to see that the Apprentice winning business, Ridiculously Rich by Alena, has a stall.
Although the festival is well underway, there are still plenty of events coming up; the Community Table at the fantastic El Piano with all you can eat for £10 and the money goes to charity, Melton's Fish and Wine tasting dinner, Rafi's Spicebox Event in the Tent, Champagne and Cavier Tasting and a huge list of demonstrations from incredible chefs including Josh Overington, Sara Danesin Medio and Tommy Banks.
If it's more the drinking that appeals, you can find an array of ales, gallons of gin and get as fizzy as you like; make sure you visit the festival tent where you can enjoy your drinks with live music on until late.
Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to taste the most unique, imaginative and delicious food and drink in the region, see some of the most impressive chefs at work and enjoy unforgettable events in York's beautiful venues.
For a full list of the events programme and stallholders visit the York Food and Drink Festival website.
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York Food And Drink Festival 2017, 26th September 2017, 6:27 AM