The first week of December gets us into the festive spirit with…….a Festive Fare in Stoneleigh, Christmas wine tastings in Leamington and Shrewsbury, a Winter Gin Festival in Birmingham, a Christmas Baking workshop in Coventry, a Christmas Food and Drink Fair in Staffordshire and street food event in Leamington.
All the details are over on the December events page.
There is a very obvious theme to December’s events and it is unavoidably CHRISTMAS!
With markets, fairs and winter food festivals to pick up gifts and an après ski pop-up, you’ll find a host of festive food and drink events to enjoy in December.
It all starts this weekend with the Winter Seasonal Market at The Bond, Kington Winter Food Festival and Christmas Food & Craft Fair at Weston Park.
Next week the Christmas spirit continues with a Festive Fayre at Farmers Fayre, Victorian Christmas Market in Stratford upon Avon and Apres Ski Lodge pop-up in Birmingham.
Over in Worcester there is a festive tasting at Becketts Farm and Christmas Fair at Waylands Yard to put in your diaries.
Sad news from Two Cats Kitchen in Birmingham. The innovative restaurant, that introduced Baltic cuisine to the city as a pop-up before setting up in the Jewellery Quarter, is closing its doors at the end of September.
Farmers Fayre in Stoneleigh is expanding to increase its restaurant from 80 to 120 seats and install a wood-fired oven to cook large joints of beef for their Sunday carvery.
In just a week’s time, ‘burger king’ Carl Sampson will be opening his pop-up in the refurbished Conservatory. The bar and kitchen in Worcester is due to unveil a brand new look featuring open brickwork, abstract tiles and wood cladding, accessorised with brightly coloured bric-a-brac on 14 July. One of Carl’s signature burgers is a combination of rump and chuck steak with herbs and spices, cayenne pepper, shallots, garlic and an all-important helping of Worcestershire sauce.
As Vermillion in Rugby says adios to their paella night, The Encore toasts the Bard in a special supper for Shakespeare’s birthday. April diary dates for foodies are now on the Events page.
The finalists for the Heart of England Fine Food Diamond Awards have been revealed. Congratulations to Warwickshire’s Berryfields Farmshop, Farmers Fayre and Chapel House restaurant for being shortlisted. Winners will be announced on 12 May at the NEC. http://www.heff.co.uk/news/FOODIE/NEWS/Diamond-Award-Finalists-Announced.htm