Yorkshire Times
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11:35 AM 11th September 2019

Explore Guernsey’s Gastronomy At Food Festival Week

VisitGuernsey has announced the Channel Island’s Food Festival Week is taking place from 23rd to 29th September.

Visitors can get a ‘taste’ of the island during the seven day experience which ends with a Festival Finale Weekend on the Crown Pier.

The event will showcase many local entrepreneurs who have crafted and created their own food products from home-grown ingredients, providing an authentic taste of Guernsey.

The second largest Channel Island will come alive with a range of bespoke events for Food Festival Week, including a food journey on Le Petit Train, bespoke gin made for the festival and picturesque walking tours exploring local food.

Events include:

Launch dinner at The Duke of Richmond Hotel | 23rd September
There’s a special ‘Taste of Guernsey’ menu designed to mark the beginning of the festival. The Duke of Richmond's Executive Chef, along with three other local chefs, will devise either a starter, fish, main or dessert course around two weeks in advance of the festival. They will each create an exclusive dish for the evening using local produce and the menu will not be announced until the night. Each chef will present their creation and guests will vote for their favourite course at the end of the evening. Prices start from £65. Vegetarian options available on request. For bookings, please email:

Experience a culinary journey on Guernsey’s Le Petit Train | 23rd-28th September
Le Petit Train is offering a special tour over the festival week, incorporating tastings at some of Guernsey’s famous foodie locations.

The train departs from Albert Pier and heads to Octopus Restaurant and Bar for Herm Oyster Tasting complemented by a glass of fizz. It then moves onto Balthazar for bespoke tapas, wine and a cocktail masterclass, before continuing the trip with a local gin tasting at the renowned Curry Room at The Old Government House Hotel. The journey finishes at The Slaughterhouse for a Salted Caramel Espresso Martini and two scoops of its famous vanilla and white Oreo home-made ice cream.
Prices start from £45 per person. This experience is available at selected times throughout the festival.

For tickets please follow this link:

……….and there’s lots more, too much to mention! For more information on the festival:

The Duke of Richmond Hotel is offering a ‘Food Festival’ package with accommodation and opening night dinner for two guests in a classic room from £240. For more information visit:

Getting There:
Aurigny out of Leeds Bradford Airport (