Visit the Vintage Bar Box
The Vintage Bar Box® will be at the South of England Food and Drink Festival on Sunday 25th May. A showcase for the finest food and drink in the South of England. Buy directly from the finest growers, farmers and artisan producers. Sample incredible gourmet Street Food. Take part in a food or drink masterclass – from cookery to butchery and cocktail mixology to a tutored wine or beer tasting. Let your children learn the values of healthy, ethical eating through fun play, arts and crafts and cooking lessons. Then enjoy a local craft beer, glass of English wine or exquisite cocktail whilst listening to some live jazz, folk or swing music in The Hay Bale Bar.
Choose from a wide range of traditionally-reared meats, fresh fish, artisan bread and cakes, beautiful fruit and vegetables and just-laid eggs, as well as a host of English wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks. Provenance and quality are at the heart of the event. Cut out the ‘middle man’ that is the supermarket, and the resulting transport and packaging costs – both financial and environmental.
In recent years there has been a street food revolution in Britain – gone are the days of burnt burgers and salmonella sausages served from rickety, greasy metal handcarts. Street Food is now gourmet and hip – think pizzas cooked in a wood fired oven from a vintage Citroen van, or beef ribs barbecued in a converted VW Beetle. The best stalls specialise – they do a few dishes, and they do them very well. Menus change according to what looks good at the market that day. Which means that it’s seasonal, local and fresh. Here is the new wave of real food heroes…
Hosted by Steven Edwards, winner of MasterChef The Professionals 2013 and Head Chef at Camellia Restaurant, South Lodge Hotel, Horsham. An incredible day of live, free cookery demonstrations from some of the best chefs in the South, with something for food enthusiasts and cooks of every level. Wonderful new recipes and flavour combinations, time and money saving culinary tips, butchery classes, cocktail mixology and exquisite food tastings.
English Wine Masterclasses
In association with The Bolney Estate and English Wine Producers, attend tutored tastings followed by wine and food pairing Q&A with the winemakers. Buy wines directly from some of England’s finest producers.
Hay Bale Barn
Headlined by the sensational James Gillespie. Listen to live Folk , Swing and Jazz music whilst relaxing on hay bales _in our country bar. Savour the wonderful food whilst sampling a local craft beer, a glass of English wine or an exquisite cocktail to the backdrop of live music in the vintage country marquee. From hip Folk to traditional Jazz.
For further information, visit the Food Rocks South website.
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