Thursday 3rd May
The Butchers Social pop-up
Harvey Nichols, The Mailbox, Birmingham
6pm or 8.30pm
Chef Mike Bullard has created a three course meal for this one off pop-up, with a gin cocktail on arrival for £50 per person (plus booking fee) with two sittings.
Saturday 5th May
Street Food Festival
Beacon Park, Swan Road, Lichfield
10am – 10pm
A new celebration of street food, where diners can tuck into dishes from French Crepes, Sicilian Cannoli and Japanese Hirata Buns amongst others. There will also be a fully licensed bar in the central marquee and two other marquees featuring a gin and Prosecco bar.
Saturday 5th May
Feast Street Food & Drink
Engine Shop at Enginuity, near Ironbridge
11am to 8pm
From paella to poppadums and churros to chips there will be a great variety of tasty street food, all washed down with local craft beer, sparkling Prosecco or freshly ground coffee from the different pop-up vendors. You will find both indoor and outdoor eating areas, local acoustic groups on the stage as well as activities and entertainment for children.
Saturday 5th – Sunday 6th May
Ross on Wye Rowing Club, Metcalfe Close, Ross on Wye
£5 entry (includes souvenir glass)
Showcasing locally made beers and ciders, there will also be a live band onstage and a food tent. This mini festival is organised by Ross on Wye Rotary to raise funds for local charities, day tickets and camping is available.
Sunday 6th May
Gin & Rum Festival
Burton Market Hall, Market Place, Burton-on-Trent
12.3 -5pm or 6.30pm-11pm
You can expect 60 different gins and 60 different rums all under one roof. Your ticket includes a satchel bag, a copa glass plus gin and rum guides. Also on offer are talks and master classes from the producers, entertainment and a selection of street food. To purchase drinks, you must top up your cashless wristband either online or at the top up station, bars do not take cash. Drinks are £5 each including mixer/tonic.
Sunday 6th – Monday 7th May
Eastnor Chilli Fest
Eastnor Castle, Eastnor, Ledbury
11am – 5.30pm
Adult tickets from £10, children from £7
Now in its 7th year – a celebration of all things chilli to try and buy. Live music, bars, hot food, children’s cookery school, Chilli Eating Competition and cookery demonstrations.
Saturday 12th & Saturday 26th May
BBQ Cookery School
11am – 2pm
Was £60 Now £45
Get ready for summer with this masterclass from the world’s barbecue experts Weber. In this three hour, hands-on, cookery school you can learn new skills and techniques from a Weber barbecue chef while cooking up some tasty dishes. Cook and eat a three course meal, with a Weber apron, recipe booklet and certificate to take home at the end of the day.
Thursday 17th May
Meet the Winemaker
Slurp, 121 Regent Street, Leamington
7.30 – 9.30pm
This is an opportunity to meet Larry Cherubino from Margaret River, Australia. Larry believes in sustainable winemaking processes and an early pioneer of natural wines. Tastings will include Cherubino Margaret River Chardonnay and Cruel Mistress Pinoir along with canapés from the Rustic Food Company. Tickets can be purchased instore.
Friday 18th May
Lymestone Brewery, Mount Road, Stone, Staffordshire
7 – 10pm
Lymestone Brewery tour is a great way to sample our beers, learn about brewing, see behind the scenes and have a fun night out with friends. Each tour takes about two hours and always starts with a beer from the bar.
Monday 21st May
Sauce Supper Club
The Boat Inn, Walsall, Lichfield
The Sauce Supper Club collaborations continue, with Simpson’s chef director Luke Tipping at the helm for this evening of six courses plus snacks.
Wednesday 23rd May
Touring Asian Dinner
Colmore Row, Birmingham
£36 + booking fee
As a fringe event to the Colmore Food Festival, this mini tour takes in three different venues with food and a drink in each. Starting with a welcome cocktail at Zen Metro, a starter at Asha’s, a main course at Chung Ying Central finishing with dessert back at Zen Metro. A donation for each ticket sold will be made to local homeless charity SIFA Fireside.
Friday 25th May
An evening with Ely Gin
Church House, Butter Street,Alcester
7.15 – 9.30pm
This evening will be a tour of the gin world, including a look at botanicals and distilling, with a healthy dose of tasting. Hosted by James Clark, the founder of The Ely Gin Company., as well as tasting at least five different gins through the course of the evening, all attendees will receive a goodie bag to the value of £7.50.