Friday 19th of September 2014
The Liverpool Food and Drink Festival is under way later today at Sefton Park, with visitors in for a taste sensation with demonstrations from celebrity chefs Tom Kerridge and Yotam Ottolenghi.
The festival normally runs over two days, but this year it has been extended to include Friday evening. Event organiser Denise Harris said “The preparation’s going really well, the weather’s been extremely kind to us. Our biggest potential hiccup in building is down to the weather and vehicles getting stuck.”
Around 40 people have been on site at Sefton Park for the last week building the wooden huts and marquees which will house the 70 restaurants and 160 chefs taking part in the event. For Denise, the biggest highlight of the festival will be the appearance of renowned Middle Eastern chef Yotam Ottolenghi.
Tom Kerridge, the only chef to receive two Michelin stars for pub grub-style food said “I really like the sound of Liverpool Food and Drink Festival with the city’s pubs, bars, restaurants, cafes and producers taking over a local park for the weekend. The North West is gaining quite a reputation for its booming food and drink scene and I’m keen to see what the city has to offer.”
The pop-up food and drink festival will include a programme full of live demo’s and master classes, featuring celebrity chefs and local experts. There will also be an edible garden, real ale festival, chocolate heaven, street food zone and music.
The event is open from 4pm until 9pm on Friday, 10.30am until 6.30pm on Saturday and 10.30am until 5.30pm on Sunday.