Excited top chefs are warming up their pots and pans as they prepare to set tastebuds tingling at Foodies Festival at Bristol Harbourside on July 13, 14 and 15.
Kitchen experts, such as Saturday Kitchen star, Martin Blunos, Diego Da Rae, of Prosecco, and Romy Gill, of Romy’s Kitchen, will cook signature dishes live in the Chef’s Theatre and explain how fans can prepare the same dishes at home.
Martin Blunos said: “I always have a blast at the Foodies Festival in Bristol – its my manor. The reception and crowds are amazing. This year I’m looking at simplicity in the kitchen, dishes that are tasty and oh-so-easy to do at home with, of course, a local and regional lilt.”
On the other side of the site, film fans can enjoy a unique culinary experience all of their own at the Food of Love Cinema, which will show the best food films of all time and serve the meals shown in those movies during the screenings.
Blockbusters such as Moonstruck (pizza) and Goodfellas (pasta) will be shown alongside independent movies such as Tampopo (sushi) at the pop-up movie house so audience members can taste what the stars taste.
Director Hannah Robinson – who curated the programme for Food of Love – said: “I’m really thrilled to be programming the cinema for the Foodies Festivals because it combines my two obsessions – cooking and cinema. For me, movies and cooking are both hugely creative and a way of exploring other cultures. I have always wanted to go to Vietnam, but until I do, I can get a flavour of the culture by eating Vietnamese food & watching The Scent of Green Papaya.”
There’s also a city beach, where you can kick back in the sun while staff serving from traditional brightly painted beach huts will bring ice cream, tea – or something a bit stronger – straight to your deckchair.
There’s a chance to brush up on your al fresco cookery skills as well, as classes will be run on how to produce perfect bangers, moist kebabs and beautiful burgers at beach barbecue masterclasses.
Tickets for Foodies Bristol Harbourside are available from www.foodiesfestival.com or by calling 0844 995 1111.
Three-day ticket £18 (concession £15). One-day ticket £10 (concession £8). VIP ticket price £38. Free entry for children aged 16 and under accompanied by an adult. Price includes entry into the Chef’s Theatre, Food Masterclass, Drinks Masterclass and Kids’ Cookery Theatres.
Fri – 11am-7pm
Sat – 10am-7pm
Sun – 11am–6pm