Take a journey with your tastebuds through the county’s culinary creations, as we take a look at where to head for foodie treats and what to wash them down with. By Angela Cole
Cheese & wine, gin and Kent green hop beer – there’s a mouthwatering selection on offer at this weekend’s Broadstairs Food Festival. Running from Friday, September 29, at 10am to Sunday, September 30, at 5pm, events are held at various locations around the town. There will be more than 100 stalls selling regional produce, a refreshment marquee, chef’s theatre where you can watch chefs create culinary masterpieces, a vintage tea parlour and children’s activities.
Highlights include a cheese & wine masterclass, hosted by Biddenden Vineyard with Canterbury Cheesemakers and Kingcott Dairy on Friday, with tickets £20.
There’s also wine tasting and craft beer and food pairing sessions, as well as a tour of the awardwinning Gadds Brewery in Hornet Close, when for £12.50 visitors can see how the beer is made, and get to sniff and taste the hops – as well as taste the fresh, local ale itself.
For more details of all events, and to book for any demonstrations and tastings, visit broadstairsfoodfestival.org.uk
The Kent Green Hop Beer Fortnight, launched at last weekend’s Canterbury Food and Drink Festival, and running until Sunday, October 8, will also be celebrated at the festival. There will also be a Green Hop Tap Takeover in honour of the fortnight at the Hopper’s Hut in High Street, Sidcup.
For more details search Hopper’s Hut Micropub on Facebook.