The festival has returned for the second year after a hugely successful one-day event in 2011 that attracted over 3,000 visitors. 24 venues, many of whom are independent businesses, will be serving taster options priced from as little as £1.50 to £5 in Birmingham’s Victoria Square.
This year, the CBD Food Festival will be the opening event for Birmingham Food Fest, a week-long gastronomic celebration featuring a menu of food-filled events and restaurant offers throughout the city centre, which will take place on 13th to 19th July.
Visitors can sample mouth-watering internationally inspired cuisine as well as traditional British options. The variety of culinary delights will also include cheeses from around the world, delectable dessert options and a range of coffees to try. Real ales, fine wines, champagne and delicious cocktails will also be on offer.
There will be a programme of live cooking demonstrations from top chefs in CBD, including the Michelin-starred Glynn Purnell of Purnell’s and David Colcombe of Opus Restaurant.
The festival will once again take place with the ever popular Birmingham International Jazz & Blues Festival, which will see live music performances hosted by CBD for the fourth consecutive year. Visitors can also look out for fantastic outdoor theatre to be provided by Birmingham Hippodrome as part of its Six Summer Saturdays programme.
All Bar One
Anderson & Hill
Colmore Bar & Grill
Edmund’s Lounge, Bar & Eatery
Hotel du Vin & Bistro
Metro Bar & Grill
Six Eight Kafe
The Chameleon Restaurant and Bar
The Jekyll & Hyde
The Old Contemptibles
The Old Joint Stock
The Square Peg
Urban Coffee Company
For further information, visit www.colmorebusinessdistrict.com
Event: CBD Food Festival 2012
Date: Friday 13th July and Saturday 14th July
Time: 11:00 to 19:00 both days
Location: Victoria Square, Birmingham
Entry: Open to public – completely free of charge