Last week I’ve been invited to the Foodie Festival at Tatton Park. I was delighted to attend it for the first time. My husband and I visited the Foodie Festival on Saturday and it was packed, there were so many people and lots of them with dogs, it was really nice.
After we’ve entered, we went to find the Cake and Bake Theatre, so we’d know when we have to get there for the cooking shows. We’ve decided which one we want to see and we had a look around the stalls before going back to see Jane Devonshire.
There were a couple of brownie stalls, including Ridiculously Rich by Alana, the winner of The Apprentice 2016. When we were looking at the goodies, Rebecca shows up, another contestant. It was fab to see her, she is the same as in the show; so bubbly and funny. It was a treat to see her.
There were lots and lots of food stalls, including this one that offered vegan churros. I was delighted to see that. With every year I see more and more vegan and vegetarian options, something amazing for us veggies. Even the burgers stall had a halloumi option, how great is that.
Among quite a few stalls of Gin, I discovered the Toffee Vodka one. It was delicious, rich flavour and lovely golden colour. I was delighted with this one.
I’m all for growing your own. I grow some herbs and edible flowers… but wine, I would love to have a big garden to be able to grow my own wine. I imagine I’m not the only one excited by this idea.
We went back to the Cake and Bake Theatre and Candice was finishing her cooking presentation and she was giving autographs and talking with her fans. I would have loved to stop and have a chat, but there was already a big queue. She won Great British Bake Off last year and I liked her style a lot. I don’t think this year GBBO will be the same.
After the presentation, I’ve waited and got a picture with Jane. She is lovely and I liked her at MasterChef. She won last year. Simon, the winner of 2015, was there too. He will open a restaurant in Manchester, sadly without veggie dishes, so we’ll not be able to visit it.
We’ve continued to walk around and do a bit of shopping.
I got a few of these vegan jellies and I can’t wait to use them in my recipes.
There was a stand with lots of aromatic herbs. I like that. It’s not easy to find different types of herbs. I was thinking of getting a chocolate mint plant, but we already have 4 different mint plants at home and we don’t actually eat so much mint.
There were a few stands with tea and they were all different and all really interesting and yummy. A lovely selection.
I liked these cheeseboards with the cute little mouse on a side.
The Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Factory was very popular, as one can imagine. The queues were so long.
Isn’t that exciting? I love it.
We had a wonderful time at Foodie Festival and I would gladly visit it again next year. There are still a few Foodie Festivals this year in August and September.
Have you been to the Foodie Festival at Tatton Park or any other Foodie Festival? Would you like to visit it if you didn’t?
*I was invited. All opinions are my own.