JUNE 2017

edible wild flowers

Sunday 4 June
Forage walk and dinner
Madam & Adam, Hereford

This foray will help you identify around 20+ species of edible wild plants and how to prepare and use them for food or medicine. The course is being led by Matthew Normansell of Eden Wild Food and chef/forager Kerry Woodfield of Woodfield Wild. The walk will take approximately two hours and end at the restaurant, where guests will enjoy a foraged inspired meal. From 4 – 7pm for £40 tickets are available here

Boo-Fes fried polenta burger

Sunday 4 June
Supper Club
Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire

The venue’s first supper club, developed in partnership with the Estate Boys bartenders and the Brewhouse Arts Centre, expect delicious street food to try and arts and crafts stalls to browse. Entry is free from noon to 7pm.

The Cross at Kenilworth garden

Wednesday 7 June
Asparagus Dinner
The Cross, Kenilworth

Warwickshire’s only Michelin starred restaurant is launching a special six course menu with seasonal asparagus taking centre stage. Two wine flights will also be offered. £65 per person and wine flights priced at £35 and £65. To book, call The Cross on 01926 853 840.

Jean-Christophe Novelli

Friday 9 – Sunday 11 June
Coventry Food & Drink Festival
Broadgate, City Centre

More than 50 traders will be exhibiting at the festival including Twisted Barrel, The Travelling Bartender, The Paneer Wrap Company, Gourmet Place, Retro Lilly, Taste of Thailand, Boo Fes Italian and many more.New late opening hours on Friday and Saturday including bar areas. Jean- Christophe Novelli will be demonstrating a fuss-free Sunday lunch at 1.30pm and desserts at 3pm on Saturday.

Old Tom stout

Thursday 15 June
From Burton With Love
Marston’s Brewery Visitor’s Centre, Burton on trent

A fun and informative beer and food tasting evening for beer-loving and beer-curious women by Dea Latis from 6.30pm.Led by the award-winning beer sommelier and beer training expert, Annabel Smith, guests will enjoy fascinating insight into women’s involvement in beer and brewing as well as sampling six different types of local beer. Tickets are £20 including food, beer and the booking fee.

Hilliers Farm Shop

Friday 16 June
Wine tasting
Hillers Farm Shop, Alcester

An evening to walk through the rose garden, sample a selection of 40 wines from Stratford upon Avon’s Vin Neuf and enjoy cheeses from Hillers farm shop and canapés in the restaurant. Tickets are £25 with the event starting at 7pm.

A trip down gin lane Hampton Manor

Friday 16 June
A Walk Down Gin Lane 
Peel’s restaurant, Hampton Manor, Solihull

This is the first of Bar Manager Loic’s exclusive cocktail events. Joined by Loic and David, from Copperhead Gin, the team will be taking guests all the way back to the seventeenth century for ‘A Walk Down Gin Lane’. You’ll get to try drinks that trace the development of the gin and tonic, from its birth in the sixteen hundreds. Tickets are £35 to include five gin varieties, sharing platters for dinner, and a gin and tonic dessert created by Loic and the Peel’s Restaurant chefs. 7pm start.

macarons

Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 June
Fabulous Food Festival
Ragley Hall, Alcester

Visitors will be able to sample food and drink from over 40 food and drink stalls including fare from local Warwickshire producers. At the Talks and Tastings Hub, Jane Devonshire, Masterchef Champion 2016, will be presenting family recipes as well as sharing tips and advice. Chef Rich Harris, author of “BBQ -Fire & Smoke” will be demonstrating barbecue cuisine and alfresco dining. They will be joined by Brad Carter, chef/proprietor at Michelin starred restaurant Carters of Moseley, Birmingham and Rob Kennedy, executive chef from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Marlow Renton from Wild Food UK will be leading foraging walks. Admission prices for Ragley Hall and Gardens range from free for children under 5, £6.50 for 5 – 16 years olds and adults are £10.50 (with family concessions).

Opus restaurnat Birmingham panacotta

Thursday 22 June
Touring Dinner
Various venues, Birmingham

Here’s a good way to sample a trio of restaurants in the Colmore Row area in one night. At 6pm enjoy a starter and welcome drink at Purnell’s, at 6.45 move onto Jo Jo Lapa for a main course and glass of wine and finish with dessert and glass of fizz at Opus at 7.45pm. Tickets from £45.

Gin Festival

Friday 23 June – Saturday 24 June
Gin Festival
Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Two evening and one afternoon sessions to taste hundreds of gins. On arrival you will be handed a Gin Festival copa balloon glass and a brochure that tells you all about the gins at the festival. Drinks are purchased via tokens, which are £5 each with one token paying for a single measure of gin, garnish and a Fever-Tree mixer. Throughout the event there will be live music and entertainment, talks from gin industry experts and food.

Compass Box Whisky

Friday 23 June
SH Jones Whisky Tasting
Angel Hotel, Leamington Spa

An opportunity to try the best grain and blended whiskies from Compass Box Whisky. Tickets are £10 and the evening starts at 7.30pm

Foodies Festival Birmingham 23 June

Friday 23 – Sunday 25 June
Foodies Festival
Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham

A packed three days of entertainment – watch Great British Bake Off Winner 2016 Candice Brown baking live in The Cakes & Desserts Theatre and Michelin starred chefs Brad Carter and Nathan Eades cooking their signature recipes in the Stoves Chefs Theatre. Feast in the Street Food Avenue; learn to bake in the Cake and Bake Theatre; enjoy afternoon tea in the Vintage Tea Tent; taste wine, champagne and craft beer in the Drinks Theatre and buy from local producers in the Artisan Market. Tickets are available here from £14.

Shrewsbury Food Festival 2017

Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 June
Shrewsbury Festival
Quarry Park and town centre, Shrewsbury

Now in its third year, the weekend festival will have more than 200 food, drink and craft exhibitors alongside cookery demonstrations, a chef school and free entertainment for the kids. TV Chef Sally Bee, who cooks for ITV’s Lorraine, and Nick Knowles, the host of DIY SOS and the co-owner of Shrewsbury’s vegetarian and vegan restaurant O Joy Wellness will be joined by Nathan Eades, from Simpsons in Birmingham and  Stephane Borie, from the starred Checkers Restaurant, in Montgomery. Shropshire chefs include Chris Burt and Karl Martin. Tickets are priced at £7 for adults and £15 for families. The festival will be open from 10am to 6.30pm on Saturday and 10am until 5pm on Sunday.