Preview: Tynemouth Food Festival
By Lee Fisher on May 10, 2012 in Food
You’re nobody these days without your own culinary hootenanny so it’s only proper that Tynemouth Business Forum has stepped up with the inaugural Tynemouth Food Festival this weekend.
As well as around 40 stalls showcasing local food and drink, there are a series of masterclasses from some of the best chefs in the region in the Demonstration Kitchen and a host of local restaurants, shops and bars getting involved. Other masterclasses are dotted around various local venues – including chocolatier Gareth Mellor at Kings School and cocktails at Lola Jeans – and there’s a great deal more besides. There are plenty of discounts and offers available as well, especially if you show up armed with the Food Festival brochure.
The event also overlaps with the first Tynemouth Beer Festival, running from May 10th – 17th at the Cumberland Arms. The landlord, David Irving, has form here: when he ran the Tap & Spile in Hendon, Sunderland, he made the Guinness Book of Records by offering 120 beers and 16 ciders at one time. The Cumberland will be serving slightly less – around 50 or so ales – but that’s still an impressive number.
- Preview: The Cumberland’s Beer & Cider Festival