This is a good month to see your favourite chefs in action, with cookery demos at festivals all across the West Midlands in June.
Catch Jean-Christophe Novelli in Coventry, Simpson’s Nathan Eades at Foodies Festival in Birmingham, Brad Carter at Ragley Hall’s Fabulous Food Festival and Chris Burt at Shrewsbury Food & Drink Festival.
Specialist dinners this month include a forage walk and inspired menu in Hereford at Madam & Adam, celebrating asparagus at The Cross in Kenilworth and three of Colmore Row’s best eateries in an evening tour.
Look out for National Beer Day themed events in Staffordshire too, with a supper club and beer tasting.
Its time for my favourite blog post, where we can look to the month ahead and plan our food and drink adventures.
June starts with a gin masterclass at The Bureau. If wine is more your tipple then the Argentinian Wine Dinner at Opus or Rhone Valley wine tasting at the Leamington Wine Company might be for you.
Dive into the seafood recipes of Kerala, in the Pop Up Dosa dinner at the Hare and Hounds and experience the Best of British and European ingredients as Peel & Stone prepare a five course dinners for guests.
If you dare, venture to The Electric Cinema where acclaimed food artist Annabel de Vetten will be serving twisted culinary delights during the Hannibal screening.
Mid month the UK’s biggest consumer food show rolls back to the NEC. New chefs for the BBC Good Food Show Summer include Michel Roux Jnr, the Hemsley sisters and Andy Bates.
For a Father’s Day present with a bit more bite, The Original Patty Men are one of the challenging teams at the UK Burger Battle in Digbeth on Sunday 21 June.
At the end of the month, employees and visitors can pick up some tasty treats at the Local Produce Market in Brindleyplace which is back for the summer months.