May’s marvellous food & drink events

May 2017 events

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!

 

March-ing on our stomachs

March Events page is packed with food and drink festivals, wine tastings and themed dinners.

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This means that from Staffordshire to Shropshire, Worcestershire to Warwickshire you have my top picks of the tastiest things to do this month.

Enjoy discovering the glut of culinary talent in the West Midlands!

2015 food adventures

Happy New Year!

In 2015 I’m looking forward to eating at The Smoke Pit in Northampton, sipping cocktails at The Botanist in Birmingham and learning some new cookery skills at Harborne’s Food School, which I will be writing up as new blog features for you shortly.

2015 food adventures

I am also very excited about two new food events  in Warwickshire that I am working on. They will launch in March and September so I will be updating on you on these fantastic new events as soon as I can!

 

Trio of new food festivals

Alcester Food Festival

From the 22 applications for Operation Footfall support to revitalise town centres, Warwickshire County Council has awarded funding to three new food festivals.

Alcester & Forest of Arden Autumn Food Festival – as with the Spring festival, the Autumn Food Festival on Saturday 19 October will have over 100 exhibitors displaying a delicious and unusual array of foods and beverages, with competitions and surprises also added to the mix http://alcesterfoodfestival.org.uk

Rugby Food and Drink Festival, with a real ale trail – a weekend of food and drink in Rugby town centre, due to take place in the Autumn.

Warwick Food and Film Festival – launching in the Summer, follow #warwickrocks for updates on this new event.

These festivals are a great way to put Warwickshire on the culinary map and I’m looking forward to visiting all of them.