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Exeter Food Festival

Exeter Food Festival 2018 in Photos

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:

Exeter Food Festival 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.

Exeter Food Festival The first port of call for the day was a delicious bacon sandwich courtesy of Spoilt Pig Bacon and a lovely cup of tea from the girls at Lemon Jelli‘s mobile van.

Exeter Food Festival

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.

Exeter Food Festival 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!

Exeter Food Festival 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. 

Exeter Food Festival

The Chefs Table

We also had the privilege of sitting at The Chefs Table in the demo tent while Mitch Tonks and Andy Appleton cooked up a storm.

Exeter Food Festival 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.

Exeter Food Festival Mitch Tonks’ impressive hake dish was packed with flavour and meaty fish. Find out more about his Seahorse Restaurant here.

Exeter Food Festival Andy Appleton’s Prawn Gnocchi was just delicious. You can book a table at his restaurant here.

Exeter Food Festival 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.

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