AGREATNEW FREEFOOD& DRINKFESTIVAL
Scarborough’s first-ever food and drink festival will be taking place this weekend with thousands of people expected.
The free festival will feature cookery demonstrations and a number of stalls selling local produce.
It has been organised by The Scarborough News and The Yorkshire Post Events Teams alongside Scarborough Council and Welcome to Yorkshire and sponsored by Scarborough TEC.
Filey-born James Mackenzie, the chef/patron of the Michelin starred Pipe & Glass Inn, near Beverley, is just one of those taking part.
Scarborough’s West Pier will be transformed into a collection of stands, stalls and demonstration places showcasing the finest local produce and talents of the chefs.
Lisa Bradbury, our regional events and merchandise manager, said: “We’re are delighted to be organising the first Scarborough Food & Drink festival.
“We have a live demo kitchen as part of the weekend’s festivities hosted by Stephanie Moon.”
Janet Deacon, tourism and corporate marketing manager for Scarborough Council and area director for Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “The Yorkshire coast is experiencing a taste revolution with a whole range of new products being developed for us all to taste, from gin and whiskey distill-
eries and micro breweries to award winning fine dining restaurants and food outlets.
“The Scarborough Food & Drink Festival will add another superb event to our yearround calendar of events and festivals and enable us to
showcase the best of what’s on offer along the Yorkshire Coast and further afield”.
Cllr Helen Mallory, deputy leader of Scarborough Council, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with The Scarborough News
and Yorkshire Post to bring the Scarborough Food & Drink Festival to Scarborough. Many local food and drink producers are inspired by the region’s bounty of best of British produce, fresh from land and sea and this event will provide
them with an ideal opportunity to showcase their products to visitors and residents all along the Yorkshire Coast.”
One of the key aims of the event is to promote local products, such as seafood, which is what Graham Stork of GWS
Seafoods does in his business.
He said: “We’re trying to promote the use of lobster and crab from our own shores. The fresher the product, the better the taste.”
For more information visit www.scarboroughfd.co.uk
Ollie Moore, Harrison Barraclough,Sue Nelson, James Mackenzie,Stephanie Moon, student Chloe Robinson,Jeremy Hollingsworth,Bob Roberts,Debbie Raw, Rob Green, student Anthony Wilson, Luke Daniels 181701a Pic Richard Ponter