COOKING UP A STORM IN SALFORD
SALFORD’S Food and Drink Fortnight is back to prove that it’s not just Manchester city centre that’s cooking up a storm. Now in its 13th year, the annual celebration will see local food and drink heroes coming together to promote the best of their food scene.
From a pub crawl by canal boat to an ‘apple pie-off,’ there’s a huge menu coming up over the next couple of weeks.
Councillor Ann-Marie Humphreys, executive support member for culture leisure and sport, said: “Salford offers a huge buffet of well-established and popular restaurants, cafes and pubs, which have been joined this year by many new venues. They’re all food and drink heroes and we want to celebrate every one.
“We’ve seen new places open in Monton, along Chapel Street, and at Salford Quays, so we’re throwing open the doors of the city and inviting everyone to come in and have a taste.” Peel Park Fire Garden Shadows, fire sculptures, and twirling smoke will accompany a stellar food and drink line-up at this launch event in Peel Park. Wrap up warm and head into the great outdoors for what promises to be a magical evening celebrating our Salford food and drink heroes. Free parking will be available from 5pm at Irwell Place Car Park, 41-42 Crescent, Salford, M5 4PE.
Friday, October 13, 6-8pm / Free Entry / Peel Park, Crescent, Salford, M5 4PD The Independent Salford Beer Festival The cosy local beer festival is back for its 4th year with yet more stellar brews. Forget cheeky thirds at Indy Man Beer Con, it’s more of a ‘pint and pickled egg’ kind of beer fest, but charming nonetheless. Local bands on both Friday and Saturday will provide the soundtrack to both nights courtesy of Sweet Sweet Records. Book your tickets at designmynight.com. Apple Day celebration and pie contest This family friendly afternoon will play host to lots of orchard related activities, all set in the stunning Ordsall Hall. From apple tasting in the Great Hall with rare, local and heritage varieties to try, to competitions and much more. Apple pie experts can enter the great pie contest, which pits ‘Under 18s’ and ‘Over 18s’ against each other to find the superior baker. To find out more and register visit eventbrite. co.uk/e/apple-day-celebration-piecontest-tickets-37729519007.
Sunday, October 22, 1-5pm / Ordsall Hall Beer, Ballads & Boats Join local historian Mark Charnley and Broadside balladress Jennifer Reid on this exploration of the history and hospitality of the watering holes of Worsley. Visiting several establishments along the way, Jennifer will perform the ballads of the labourers and canal folk that worked along our waterway. Mark will tell the story of the origins and colourful past of the pubs and there will be a chance to purchase refreshments on the way. Free but places are limited and booking is essential at est1761.eventbrite.co.uk.
Sunday, October 22, 1-4pm / Worsley Village October Forage Meet local foraging expert Dave Winnard from Discover the Wild and enjoy a walk around Duke’s Drive and nearby woodland to find delicious delights from nature’s bounty. Afterwards you can sample a warm drink made from foraged ingredients. Free, but booking is essential at www.est1761.eventbrite.co.uk
Tuesday, October 24, 10amnoon / Dukes Drive, Monton
See www.salfordfoodanddrink.com for full details of events, offers and competitions. Salford’s Food and Drink Fortnight takes place October 13 to 26.
visitsalford.info/foodfortnight / @VisitSalford
Thursday to Saturday, October 19 to 21/ tickets from £5 / St Sebastian Community Centre, 1 Douglas Green, Salford M6 6ES
The Apple Day celebration and pie contest