Taste Cumbria Food Festival, held in Cockermouth 29 – 30 September 2012, will serve up food and drink from over a hundred of Cumbria’s best producers, hoteliers and restaurateurs. Joining Rogan to add extra flavour to Cumbria’s perfect produce will be the county’s finest culinary talent, a host of local producers and a peppering of celebrity chefs, offering master classes and teaching skills, from fly-fishing to foraging.
Rogan is bringing his stunning culinary style to the festival by way of a unique ‘Pop-up Restaurant’, a temporary L’Enclume restaurant which will be set at the heart of the festival. Rogan, who is currently appearing on BBC screens representing the Northwest on the Great British Menu, will be serving festival visitors his signature dishes cooked on the programme. Visitors’ taste buds will continue to tingle with a plethora of producers and local businesses offering their specialities from chilli to chutney and sausages to spices. Many of Cumbria’s restaurants, pubs and cafes are also taking part to make the festival a multi-venue dining event; fancy a vintage champagne afternoon tea on the lawns of the beautiful Trout Hotel, or an evening treat enjoying an evening of jazz with Jay Rayner and his passion for jazz piano.
Ensuring the festival is a smörgåsbord of fun for the whole family, children can also get a flavour of Cumbria by taking part in a range of activities such as the ‘Vegetable Orchestra Masterclass’, and interactive cooking and baking.
The event hopes to see over 20,000 visitors flock to the region over the two days of the festival, which is supported by Jennings, who will be hosting a Cumbrian Beer Festival on site.
“Cumbria is not just a stunning landscape: it also produces some of the finest food and drink in the UK. We have a vast array of talented and creative producers and, with the high demand for seasonality and local food, Taste Cumbria’s offering could not be fresher.”
Festival organiser Mary Houston added
“This is Taste Cumbria’s 3rd year and the largest festival yet. It is a wonderful celebration of Cumbrian talent and taste, and we look forward to welcoming residents and visitors to what promises to be the best food festival in the North.”
Tickets and information are available now at www.tastecumbria.com