Now in it’s 15th year, Exeter Food Festival is one of the most anticipated events in the Devon foodie calendar. There are hundreds of producers from across the South West, demos from top chefs and a great lineup of live music to look forward to every year.
Yesterday we were given an exclusive ‘bloggers pass’ to check out everything that Exeter Food Festival has to offer.
Here are a few snaps of what we got up to:
Once again, The Darts Farm Teepee is a major part of the Northernhay offerings. Here’s you’ll find lots of interactive demos and plenty of tasty food in the surrounding vicinity.
Up next we listened to a brief talk from the founders of Salcombe Gin, who shared a little bit of info about the 13 unique botanicals which make up their popular Devonshire tipple.
There are plenty of West Country producers showcasing their products in the three main festival marques. For more information on exhibitors, head to the website.
Vicky’s Bread create an amazing variety of rustic sourdoughs and handmade loaves. They supply their breads to over 70 stores in Devon and the loaf of bread that we brought home with us made some of the best toast we’ve ever eaten!
The lovely ladies at Luscombe Drinks talked us through their wide variety of beverages and we got to try one of their refreshing tonic waters. For those of you who prefer less sugar in your drinks, they’ve also developed an exciting new range of flavoured waters which sound fab.
The Chefs Table
We were very impressed by the demo tent at Exeter Food Festival this year. Not only are there a some brilliant chefs showcasing their talents, but the way they’ve set up their cameras and stage this time round is just superb.
As Chef’s Table guests, we got to try some of the amazing dishes that Mitch and Andy produced. Unsurprisingly, these both took the form of seafood dishes and they were very quickly polished off.
Mitch Tonks’ impressive hake dish was packed with flavour and meaty fish. Find out more about his Seahorse Restaurant here.
Andy Appleton’s Prawn Gnocchi was just delicious. You can book a table at his restaurant here.
We also got to watch Michael Caines produce some of the award winning food he regularly serves at Lympstone Manor.
Have you visited Exeter Food Festival yet? We’d love to hear your thoughts! Let us know what you think in the comments section below.