The other weekend a good friend and I headed to Foodies Festival in Cannon Hill Park. Having managed to miss opportunities to go for the last couple of years I was excited to finally get there!
Foodies Festival is a celebration of, you guessed it, all things foodie! There are chefs showing off their skills on the stage (we kinda missed this bit!), loads of food to try and buy, drinks and just a generally relaxed vibe.
After a very quick wander round the site, we settled on starting off the way any Saturday should… With a cocktail! The guys at Plantation Rum had the most amazing tiki bar, it was evident they’d be our first stop. I picked a Mai Tai, made with their rum and this amazing Pineapple Stiggles. I need to try and find this. My friend opted for a Pina Colada, purely because it came served in a pineapple and she believes all cocktails should be served this way!
We wandered round some more, trying a few samples here and there. Chatted to stall holders about their foodie offerings and purchased a few things. Then it was time for lunch in the Street Food area. My friend making a b-line for the Big Dub of Love and their Big Dub Burger. I opted for a Spicy Mac n Cheese from the guys at I <3 Mac N Cheese. The burger was incredible, I loved the squid ink brioche, it really worked. The mac n cheese was rich, creamy and had a wonderful kick. I was ever so happy with my choice!
After our very tasty but filling lunch (not pictured because I forgot we’re loads of fries and halluomi bites too!) We did some more wandering around, heading to the guys at Cotswolds Gin for a chat about their gin, distillery tours and also to purchase some of their amazing gin. As Dr W couldn’t join us I decided to get this for him, it’s a favourite of his so he was very happy. I also got him a Cotswolds Gin glass to add to our collection.
After a while, I’m not sure how, but we were hungry again. This time opting for crepes, I had a Cheeky Monkey, Nutella and banana. Yummy! The perfect end to our day out at the Foodies Festival. If you fancy going along, the Foodies Festival still has a few more dates on the calendar this summer, so be sure to check them out. It’s a very fun day, a word of warning though, turn up with an empty stomach. You will want to eat EVERYTHING!
Have you been to a Foodies Festival? What would you like to check out? Let me know in the comments,
P.S. Thank you to The Co-op for my Foodies Festival tickets. As ever all words, opinions and photos are my own.