JULY 2017

the Hereford Food Festival

Saturday 1 –Sunday  2 July
Hereford Food & Drink Festival
Hereford Racecourse, Roman Road, Hereford

With chef demos from Jean Christophe-Novelli and Masterchef 2016 winner Jane Devonshire plus more than 30 food and drink traders (many local to Hereford) the racecourse will be packed full of tasty treats to eat and buy. Admission £7 for adults, £3.50 for kids to buy at the entrance, as online pre-ticket sales have finished.

Hencote Estate summer wine party

Saturday 8 July
Hencote Estate Summer Wine Party
Crosshill, Shrewsbury

Family-owned, Hencote Vineyard, is hosting a Summer wine party with a Sangria reception,  guided tour of the vineyard, lots of wine tasting and BBQ lunch for £25 per person. Tickets are available on Eventbrite

 Brazilian cookery class Oken Kitchen Warwick 

Thursday 6, 13, 20 & 27 July
Brazilian Cookery Classes
Oken’s Kitchen Warwick

A month of Brazillian cookery classes featuring signature dishes. Thursday 6 July Fraudinh – Brazilian steak with garlic rice, farofa and vinaigrette salad. Thursday 13 July Bacalhau – three ways to cook salted cod with delicious accompaniments. Thursday 20 July Feijoad – black bean stew, cooked with five meats and sausages. Served with garlic rice, farofa, orange, spring greens and the Brazilian cocktail Caipirinha. Thursday 27 July Empadao de Frango – short pastry with creamy chicken and a tropical salad.  Each class runs from 6.30 – 8.30pm and costs £50 each or £155 for all four.

 Unami Indian Kitchen Harborne

Thursday 13 July
Regional Cuisine Dinner
Unami, Harborne, Birmingham

Once a month the restaurant offers a culinary tour of South India, with a banquet of dishes including grilled salmon pollichato, coorg pan-roast chicken, lamb chettinado, mini dosa pancakes and Goan layered cake with rose petal ice cream. The Unami  banquet is priced £29.95 or £32.95 with paired wines.

 Clara's Kitchen Warwick

Saturday 15 July
Clara’s Kitchen Supper Club
Hill Close Gardens, Warwick

A three course dinner for £25. 27 guests can enjoy the Victorian gardens and a menu that will be revealed nearer the date. BYOB. From 7.30 – 10pm enquiries@claraskitchen.co.uk

Spit Wine School Harborne

Wednesday 26 July
Introduction to North American Wines
Spit Wine School, The Plough, Harborne, Birmingham

James Thewlis hosts this new tasting event at Spit Wine School. With most states in America producing their own wine, this is a chance to learn more about Pinot Noir from Oregon, Reisling from Niagra and some Canadian ice wine too. Tickets are £25, the evening starts at 7pm.


Friday 21 – Saturday 22 July
Warwick Court Leet Beer, Cider and Music Festival
Warwick Race Course, Warwick

A weekend to sample some excellent locally brewed beer and cider – all in the name of raising money for Warwick Charities. This year there will be 80 beers and more than 40 ciders to choose from, live music and hot food available. Free soft drinks for all drivers and £5 admission includes a commemorative glass

The Bull's Head Birmingham

Friday 21 – Sunday 30 July
Birmingham Beer Week
Various venues

With a rich brewing history that is evolving into a forward-thinking craft beer haven, #BrumBW17 will be bringing together the city’s finest breweries, pubs, bars, bottle shops and restaurants with events and offers.  16 different venues are taking part, check the website for details.

Shakespeare Distillery Gin

Wednesday 26 July
Gin masterclass
The Kenilworth, Kenilworth

At this gin masterclass, guests will be sampling three gins from Shakespeare Distillery. The evening  starts at 6.30pm. Priced at £25 per person and just 25 tickets are available for this evening of all things juniper.

Coventry Viva vegan festival

Saturday 29 July
Viva! Vegan Festival

A festival are packed full of stalls offering vegan chocolate, cruelty-free cosmetics, bags, books, convenience foods, clothing, accessories and more! It will be a great day out with hot food stalls and a seating area for you to chill out and enjoy some lunch. 10.30am – 5pm tickets from Eventbrite from £10.