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York Food Festival returns this weekend for a tasty 20th year

York Food & Drink Festival is back and better than ever this Friday 23rd September until 2nd October, with street food, craft beer, champagne, live music, chef demonstrations, kids’ activities, cookery classes, taste and ale trails and a delicious variety of evening events.
Over 100 stalls will take over Parliament Street with a wide range of street food, including British Street Food Award Winners Market Wraps, Shambles Kitchen, Smokin’ Blues, the Donut Kitchen and more, all of which you can wash down with Real Ale or Champagne in the bar. Live music will also take place each evening.
On the two Saturdays of the Festival the markets will also extend down Fossgate, which will be lined with stalls from small, local producers of liquers, vegan cakes and stalls from Fossgate’s businesses.
This year’s theme Explore the Taste of York, showcases York’s independent food and drink businesses. Pick up a Taste Trail (£5 one or £8 two) and taste your way around cafes, delis, bars & restaurants. In each venue you’ll receive a delicious sample and a discount offer. If it’s Ale you’re in to, collect a free Ale Trail and collect stamps when you purchase a drink in listed pubs. To find out more and to purchase tickets for events and Taste Trail brochures, visit www.yorkfoodfestival.com.
Delicious highlights of this year’s evening events include a 7 course tasting menu from Skosh at the Guildhall, two nights with Ambiente, an English Fizz Tasting and a Chocolate Dinner and Wine Tasting with Choc Affair & The Wine Chapter.
There’s free kids’ activities on the two weekends in the demonstration tent. The Festival Cookery School will also return, run by York Cookery School. Each day, there will be a different taste class which costs £10, all of which will be donated to the York ARCLight centre which helps homeless men and women.
Evening events:
Fri 23rd – New Zealand Wine Tasting
Sat 24th – English Sparkling Wine Tasting
Sun 25th – Skosh at the Guildhall
Mon 26th – Sake Tasting
Wed 28th – Sherry Supper
Thurs 29th – Cervantes Supper
Fri 30th – Beer Tasting
Sat 1st – Chocolate Dinner & Wine Tasting
Sat 1st – Supermarket Wine Challenge
Get all the details of the York Food and Drink Festival here.

Written by

Tara Harris


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