From now until the run up to Christmas, The Parade in Leamington will be hosting a Sunday market. Offering hot food from street food favourites Jabberwocky and Spectacular Goat to fuel your shopping.
I hope that the weather picks up next weekend for the Alcester Food Festival on Saturday 20th October. With the High Street closed to traffic, you can expect local cafes, pubs and restaurants joining a wide selection of local producers giving you a chance to try and buy lots of delicious food.
The countdown to this year’s Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards is on. The big night will be at Uttoxeter Races on Monday 22nd October, where the winners in 11 categories including restaurant, pub, tea room/coffee shop and farm shop will be revealed.
Welcome to my round-up of May’s marvellous food and drink events.
This month you can brush up on your Thai cookery skills in a class with Suree Coates or learn more about your favourite tipple as Gabe Cook, aka The Ciderologist, hosts Birmingham Wine School’s first ever cider evening. Over in Coventry, the city’s cathedral is the backdrop to a weekend Gin Festival.
Food festival season kicks off in earnest, with four great events being held in the West Midlands. The inaugural Independent Birmingham Festival, Ludlow Spring Festival (particularly for real ale fans) Alcester and Warwick Food Festivals will have all the locations buzzing with local producers, cafes and restaurants taking part.
Sate your cultural appetite by joining Annabel de Vetten of Conjurer’s Kitchen for an evening of deathly facts and food at the Midlands Arts Centre, or taste English wines while watching Four Weddings and A Funeral at The Electric cinema.
A Spanish festival or burger pop-up in Birmingham at Amantia and The Plough will get you into the party spirit, and special events include a one-off Pudding Club with five desserts from Sweet As in Leamington Spa to indulge in, plus the launch of a new monthly Sip + Supper Club in Stratford upon Avon.
Wherever you go and whatever you consume I hope that you have a marvellous May!
Thank you for your suggestions of food and drink events for October, which are now on the events page.
There are food festivals in Solihull, Stone and Alcester to go to, or you could try whisky tasting and an Aberdeen Angus beef dinner in Birmingham.
Treat your tastebuds with a German influenced Brum yum yum street food market, savour truffles at Restaurant 23 and explore the Rioja wine region at The Pickled Piglet.
Wherever you go I hope that you have a great time!
The dates for your diaries in May include an Aubrey Allen BBQ and the Alcester Food Festival. Check them out on the Events page.
You’ve still got time to catch Jazz Sunday at Brownsover Hall Hotel (Sunday), The Bard’s Birthday Supper at The Encore (Tuesday 23rd) and the Heritage Potato Dinner at Opus (Friday 26th).
Check the Events page for details of a wine evening at The Chef’s Dozen, Coventry Farmers Market, The Big Picnic, Kenilworth Food Fayre, Alcester Food Festival and National Vegetarian Week.