Taste Cumbria Food Fest
Taste Cumbria Food Festival is to be held September 27 & 28 2014 in Cockermouth
Simon Rogan, the Cumbrian chef, will be the top attraction at Taste
Cumbria 2014, the countys biggest food festival. He will be
leaving his newest venture at Claridges in London to come to
Cockermouth and host the festivals pop-up restaurant, serving
the fine dining from his famed Michelin-starred restaurant, LEnclume
in Cartmel. Simons pop-up restaurants at the 2103 Taste Cumbria
festival sold out in a matter of days and are expected to be equally
as popular this year.
Organised by CN Events, the 2014 Taste Cumbria festival starts on Friday 26 September with a beer festival and comedy night. Then, on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September, there will be a packed weekend of masterclasses, demonstrations and Grub Club family activities, as well as a Produce Market with around 100 stalls offering tastings, shopping and foodie activities. Many of the independent businesses in Cockermouth also join in the event, offering special offers, samples and competitions with a food and drink theme. The 2014 festival has been funded by generous financial assistance from Allerdale Borough Council, Cockermouth Town Council, Cumbria Tourism, the Trout Hotel, Jennings Brewery, Caterite and The Coffee Kitchen in Cockermouth, the new Lakes Distillery and innovation and technology giant Westinghouse.
Tickets for the Taste Cumbria pop-up restaurant and the events at the Trout Hotel are on sale now.
Food producers, traders and suppliers who would like to book traders pitches should call 01228 612000.
An official new website with information is now online.
The Hairy Bikers - Dave Myers and Si
King - could have filled Christ Church at least four times over for
their two shows on Saturday, which were a mix of cooking and quips.
As well as the market, which featured local food producers and businesses,
the Memorial Gardens was the venue for traders with the centrepiece
the beer and bangers marquee, featuring Cockermouth brewers Jennings,
Workington outfit Michael Krause and other local breweries. See
images on Facebook.
Fest in 2010
showpiece of the 2010 festival was Saturday's 'Open Dining' event, where
for one day Cockermouth becomes a huge, open-air food court!
Simon Rogan , one of the chefs making Taste Cumbria at Cockermouth so fascinating...
Antony Worrell Thompson at the 2010 Fest