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Gin Cock­tail Night The Read­ing Rooms Weds 26 Septem­ber - £5

Our dis­tillers will be on hand to show how us­ing a gin base in cock­tails can cre­ate unique drinks which ac­cen­tu­ate the ju­niper and cit­rus notes of Black Bridge Dis­tillery’s Small Batch Gins!

Sausage Mak­ing Class Lawes & Sons Butch­ers Thurs­day 27 Septem­ber - £25

Cel­e­brate the great Bri­tish banger and join Ben the butcher to learn how to make home­made artisan sausages. Dis­cover what makes great sausages, how to se­lect the right cuts of meat for them and how to mas­ter the se­cret sub­tleties of sea­son­ing.

A Taste of Sicily Cel­lar Door Wines Fri­day 28 Septem­ber - £25

Si­cil­ian wines and food go hand in hand, what bet­ter way to show­case these na­tive grape va­ri­eties than to pair them with lo­cal del­i­ca­cies. An­drea him­self will be here to tell us the story of his hand­crafted fam­ily wines, most of which are or­ganic.

Or­ganic Veg­etable Open Day FoodSmiles Satur­day 29 Septem­ber - Free

Come along for a free tour with tea and cake. You can get in­volved if you wish or just en­joy our co­op­er­a­tive veg­etable site.

Cata­lan Cava and Food Match­ing Evening Cel­lar Door Wines Thurs­day 4 Oc­to­ber - £20

It’s time to re­dis­cover Cava – the well known, but un­der­rated Span­ish sparkling wine…

Foodie Film Night - Side­ways Fleetville Larder Weds 26 Septem­ber - £5

Film night at the Larder! Side­ways is a bit­ter­sweet com­edy about life, love and Pinot Noir. Strug­gling writer and wine en­thu­si­ast Miles takes his en­gaged friend, Jack, on a trip to Cal­i­for­nian wine coun­try for a last sin­gle-guy bond­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Pints and Pizza Beer Shop Thurs 27 Septem­ber

Beer Shop, St Al­bans is ex­cited to host the leg­endary Ped­dling Pizza, with Adam serv­ing his mouth-wa­ter­ing Neapoli­tan style piz­zas and the largest se­lec­tion of beer op­tions to choose from to ac­com­pany it!

Foodie Film Night – Cho­co­lat Fleetville Larder Fri­day 28th Septem­ber - £6

Film night at the Larder! Cho­co­lat; a heart-warm­ing tale of love and temp­ta­tion, star­ring Juli­ette Binoche as a sin­gle mother who starts a Cho­co­la­terie in a small French vil­lage, and who quickly be­gins to in­flu­ence lo­cal lives in many dif­fer­ent ways.

St Al­bans Feas­t­i­val City Cen­tre, St Al­bans Sun­day 30 Septem­ber 12-6pm - Free

A high­light of the fes­ti­val cal­en­dar will be the clos­ing of St Peter’s Street as it be­comes a gas­tro­nomic won­der­land for food, fun and feast­ing.

Mu­seum Late: Food Glo­ri­ous Food St Al­bans Mu­seum + Gallery Thurs­day 4 Oc­to­ber, 7-9.30pm - £8

With the Food and Drink Fes­ti­val in full swing ex­plore St Al­bans Mu­seum + Gallery af­ter­hours and en­joy a jam-packed evening of demon­stra­tions, ac­tiv­i­ties and talks.

Open­ing Night of New Aca­demic Year Oak­lands Col­lege Thurs­day 27 Septem­ber - £15

Ex­pe­ri­ence the ‘theatre of cook­ing’ and watch our stu­dents pre­pare your home­made meal to order.

Ital­ian ‘Pop-Up’ Food Mar­ket City Cen­tre Fri­day 28 Septem­ber

Italia in pi­azza food: trav­el­ling Ital­ian food mar­ket, only the most au­then­tic prod­ucts to en­joy.

Ap­ple Day at Oak­lands Col­lege Satur­day 29 Septem­ber - £2

Come and join us for our Ap­ple Day at Oak­lands, pick your own ap­ples from the or­chard, meet the an­i­mals in our zoo and learn more about bees and wildlife.

Vintage Af­ter­noon Tea St Al­bans Or­gan Theatre Sun­day 30 Septem­ber

En­joy a Vintage Af­ter­noon Tea with de­li­cious cakes and sand­wiches and end­less cups of tea served in our vintage china in our unique venue.

Beer & Cheese Pair­ing Evening Fleetville Larder Thurs­day 4 Oc­to­ber - £15

The Fleetville Larder & HomeBrew­tique present a re­laxed evening tast­ing; 6 Craft Beers paired with 6 Cheeses. Come and en­joy learn­ing how dif­fer­ent styles of beer are made and eat a se­lec­tion of artisan cheeses per­fectly paired to the beers.

Meet the Pro­ducer Hare & Hounds Thurs­day 4 Oc­to­ber - Free

Meet The Pro­ducer evening is about cel­e­brat­ing all that is lo­cal and on our doorsteps! Come and sam­ple lo­cal pro­duce and speak to the lo­cal leg­ends who makes them!

BBQ School with Wine Pair­ing Ye Olde Fighting Cock Satur­day 6 Oc­to­ber - £25.49

An ex­cit­ing af­ter­noon learn­ing BBQ tech­niques and ro­tis­serie cook­ing skills from land­lord, Christo. All dishes will be shared with at­ten­dees and paired with wines by Flag­ship Wines.

Ge­orge Street Gin & Jazz Fri­day 5 Oc­to­ber - Free

The re­turn of the fab­u­lous Ge­orge Street Gin & Jazz with mu­sic, food and of course, gin! A bou­tique shop­ping evening with a chance to ex­plore cock­tails, mix­ers and more.

Craft Beer & Food Match­ing Mas­ter­class Craft & Clever Sun­day 7 Oc­to­ber - £30

A Craft Beer & Food Match­ing Mas­ter­class with Craft & Cleaver’s Adam Richard­son. Learn how to taste and iden­tify char­ac­ter­is­tics in beer & how to match per­fectly with Food. In­cludes 8 sam­ples, per­fectly matched with bits of food & our au­then­tic BBQ.

The Clas­sic Grape Tast­ing with a Twist Fleetville Larder & Flag­ship Wines Fri­day 5 Oc­to­ber - £30

An op­por­tu­nity to taste amaz­ing wines from the clas­sic grape va­ri­eties – Chardon­nay & Pinot Noir in­clud­ing Cham­pagne, Bur­gundy and fine New World Wines. Find your wine star. The wines will be matched with de­li­cious Bur­gun­dian cheeses.

Wine Tast­ing @ Cafe Rouge Mon­day 8 Oc­to­ber - Free

Learn in­ter­est­ing facts about the wines as you en­joy the tast­ing ses­sion with com­pli­men­tary canapes.

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