party starts countdown to Burnham's Food & Drink Festival
countdown to this month's Burnham-On-Sea Food & Drink Festival
got underway on Wednesday evening (May 11th) with a launch party
for thje event's sponsors, supporters, volunteers and organisers.
Food Festival team gave a run-down of the traders, events and
entertainment planned for Saturday 28th May in the town centre,
which includes two brand new elements.
on the menu is The Cookery School, which will host a wide variety
of drop-in classes throughout the day - all free to attend thanks
to sponsorship from Bakkavor Desserts.
the team have paired up with Quiet Waters Farm to create two after-hours
co-organiser Sarah Milner Simonds told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "People
have told us that they want more of the festival and so we are
really pleased to be working with John Gower of Quiet Waters Farm
to create these two special meals."
has pulled together an incredible team of BBQ cooks who will be
demonstrating their skills on wood and coals throughout the day
at the KDS Fresh Ideas Stage. This low and slow style BBQ will
then form the heart of the Food Festival Feast at 5pm."
focus moves to celebrating the best of the festival at a 8pm meal
with a "rustic fine dining" meal being served. This
will be four courses prepared from ingredients at the festival
Gower added: "Im very excited to be bringing our travelling
circus of fire cooking talent to the Burnham-On-Sea Food &
Drink Festival for the first time. We have a wealth of wonderful
food from a great bunch of characters."
demonstrations will encourage questions and feedback as well as
hopefully giving some helpful tips and I am especially pleased
to then be able to cook for everybody at the evening meals, with
a menu that I hope will offer something new and exciting to those
coming to eat with us."
festival team are also celebrating this week after winning an
award for their "Outstanding Contribution to Local Food Development"
at the Western Daily Press Food & Farming Awards the previous
co-organiser Beverley Milner Simonds said: "The festival
strives to create an atmosphere and an occasion where people come
together, learn about food and drink, and experience new flavours."
work hard to support our traders through social media support,
creating a good footfall, providing connections and contacts and
supporting them as they grow."
award is our encouragement that we are doing the right things
for Somerset businesses and we hope to continue to develop this
for many years to come."
festival has a new logo. The organisers explained that they thought
it was time that they had something that was theirs after using
a stock photo for the past four years.
worked with local designers The Design Hive to create the new
look which will be rolled out over the coming months after a 'soft
launch' at the May festival. You can buy tickets for the two meals
at the festival through their Facebook page or website.