On a gorgeous warm summers day in August which feels like a mere memory now the children are back at school, I went along to the Foodies Festival located at Alexandra Palace. I hadn’t been to this festival before and was rather excited to be visiting. This festival features a number of stalls, selling various hot/cold street foods, stalls selling cheeses, chutneys, fudge, drinks of various types and more. There were numerous shows in the different theatres throughout each day. There was a drinks theatre, chefs theatre where they would demonstrate various types of foods being cooked with chefs including Rosemary Shrager and Atul Kochhar. And of course the most important for those with a sweet tooth the cake and dessert theatre with offering from the likes of Suzy Pelta, Grace Hall, Charlotte White and John Holland.
For those that haven’t been before you can buy normal entrance tickets or VIP tickets. The VIP tickets will allow you access to the VIP lounge, unlimited refreshments all day and a glass of fizz (alcoholic). You can use the fizz voucher anytime you like which is great if you arrive in the morning.
The VIPs are also entitled to first pick of tickets for the various theatres. There were VIP seats in the chefs theatre and the cake and dessert theatre which comprised of the first 2-3 rows.
The chefs in the cake and dessert theatre were all introduced by Charlotte White (Restoration Cake). Here she is (below) pictured with Grace Hall who had just made vegan brownies.
I have to say it was great fun watching the shows and interesting to hear tips from the various chefs.
The dessert theatre was great. We were able to sample some of the chefs dishes which was nice including vegan brownies, scones, coffee cake and more.
As well as visiting the theatres we also did a spot of shopping. We came home with some hot sauces and a range of chutneys and salamis, yum!
Now all this watching of food being prepared and buying of food products of course meant we built up an appetite. Of course we were in the right place. Around us an abundance of street food stalls from Greek to Chinese.
I thought it was great that there was also a section for children to burn off some of that energy they always seem to have large supplies of.
For those that need a little r&r there is a yoga tent which seemed very popular.
There was also live musician in both the VIP tent for it’s visitors and also at the stage in the other section that was open to all. Both entertained visitors with some of the best of British Unsigned Music.
This young lady was one of the performers in the VIP tent and had written and played her own music as well as covers.
Meet Lydia Singer
All in all I had a great day out at the Foodies Festival and wouldn’t hesitate to go again. We came home with some great goodies that we had bought from the various stalls as well as full tummies.
Have you been to any foodie festivals this year?
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