Thursday, 19 May 2011

Malton, Yorkshire Food Lovers Festival May 21&22

Festival Opening Times: Sat 9am – 11pm & Sun 9am – 6pm     Admission FREE

Malton, one of the prettiest market towns in North Yorkshire. The Festival aims to showcase the very best produce from the surrounding countryside and with 100 stalls visitors can discover, taste and buy the best that Yorkshire has to offer. As well as the producers, two separate theatres will house a series of cookery demonstrations by award-winning cooks including ‘Celebrity Chef’ Rosemary Shrager and famous food writer Tom Parker Bowles.

New at the festival this year will be the Taste Trail, a gourmet walkabout tour of the town sponsored by Welcome To Yorkshire. At each venue visitors can try mini plates of Yorkshire produce, beer and wine and then move on to the next venue and try another delicious treat. With 20 different venues it is certain to be a gourmet adventure!

Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural Beer Festival, 2011 will see a two-day Beer, Wine and Drinks Celebration which will include 40 casks of real ale, ciders and a separate wine bar.

For families there will be the chance to enjoy the Young Chefs’ Competition, a Mayoral “Cook Off”, Army Kitchen with Tank, The ‘Farming Skills’ area, festival sausages and of course superb Streetfood Stalls. All this as well as a brilliant programme of live music throughout the two days.
2011 will be the 4th Malton Food Lovers Festival which continues to celebrate the very best of God’s Own County and best of all, entry to the festival is absolutely free! But the produce isn't!

Make sure you look out for the  local butchers who their launch limited edition Food Festival bangers.
Three of Malton and Norton’s traditional butchers are each creating their own gourmet sausage in honour of the approaching Malton Food Lovers Festival weekend on 21-22 May.

The mouth watering bangers will only be available from the participating butchers’ shops before the Food Festival but will be a sizzling addition to the range of Street Food on offer throughout the Festival weekend, outside the Milton Rooms.

Each shop will have supplies of their own sausage to buy and try ahead of the Festival. Derek Fox’s Festival Sausage is a fragrant mix of pork, sage, marjoram and coriander; Mr Overton’s celebration sausage is a fine, traditional pork banger and Fletchers from Norton, have added a sage and red onion twist to their revered pork sausage recipe.

Discerning sausage lovers will be able to sample and compare the three new flavours created by Derek Fox, Overton’s and Fletchers when they visit the YO17 Barbecue, run by Will’s Bar on both days of the Festival.  

The Street Food section of the festival will offer a range of tasty speciality cuisine, designed to appeal to all tastes.   A dozen different stalls offering a variety of seafood, a hog roast, gourmet burgers and, brand new for this year, a wood fired oven bringing the authentic taste and quality to freshly made oak fired pizzas.  

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