Monday, 29 June 2015

Event: Foodies Festival

You may have noticed pictures of foodies around the country enjoying food, drink and sunshine on your Instagram and Twitter feeds over the last month or so. Foodies Festival has been travelling the UK since the start of May, bringing a fun day out to various cities around the country.

I went along to the Birmingham event which was held at Canon Hill Park in May. It was the first time they had visited Birmingham so there was lots of excitement to see what it would be like.

Foodies Festival took up a large area of Canon Hill Park, with a demonstration tent, drinks stands, food stalls and a retail area where you could buy anything from chocolate to sausages.

Edd and I were a bit over whelmed by all the food options and didn't want to just limit ourselves to one thing. For a snack to start we went for the craziest chip I had ever seen. They fry these spiral potatoes with your choice of seasoning. We went for lemon and chilli. It was really moreish and fun to eat. People kept stopping us to ask where they could get one!

Obligatory Pimms in hand too!

We had a wander round all the different stalls. The prosecco stand was very popular with us especially when we spotted that they do Aperol Spritz! (Drink of the summer you know).

I also had a chat with a lovely fellow from Riverford and signed up for one of their meal boxes. I'll be doing a blog post on that soon.

For my next bit of food I had to go for an Anderson's burger. Anderson's is an amazing steak restaurant in the Jewellery Quarter and they have just branched out into doing burgers. They launched 'Hamburgers by Anderson's' at the Foodies Festival and you can now get them on Deliveroo.

Which you absolutely should by the way. They are excellent. Dripping with cheese, sauce and meat juices but held together by the Brioche bun. A welcome addition to the Birmingham burger scene!

Of course there was time for a G&T.

Before more food! I'd spotted the Flamin' Rooster stall and knew I had to have their wings cooked on a BBQ over coals. The lamb meal looked sensational but the wings were excellent. I could just eat them again now.

A Mojito from a pirate ship and a sit down on the grass in the sunshine.

There was just time to have a caramel ice cream, created before my eyes at the Whipsmith stand.

I had such an amazing day at the Foodies Festival and I am desperate for them to come back to Birmingham next year!

Foodies Festival will continue touring the country with different local chefs and producers at each one. Their next stop is Alexandra Palace next weekend. Have a look at their website to see if there will be one near you.

Similar post: BBC Good Food Show

I was sent free tickets to Foodies Festival but paid for food and drink myself.

1 comment:

Gingey Bites said...

Shame I didn't see you there Helen! Lovely write up and some fab pics too. Those chicken wings look GOOOOOOD!!