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Rum tasting evening, Friday, August 31, at Nantwich Book Shop and Coffee Lounge on The Square (High Street), Nantwich. In conjunction with the Nantwich Food Festival, Ian Buxton, author of "101 Rums to Try Before You Die", will present a rum appreciation and tasting evening, with accompanying Caribbean food.  Tickets 25, including five rums and food, and a hardback copy of the book. The event is restricted to 40 people. Book early. The event starts at 7pm. Contact (01270) 611665 or e-mail info@nantwichbookshop.co.uk for further information.

 

 

 

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Nantwich Food Festival, Friday, August 31 to Sunday, September 2. Featuring gourmet food halls with more than 200 stalls, food courts offering a huge range of culinary choices, celebrity chefs and local produce, beers and wines. There will be cuisines from around the world.

   The Family Friday Launch extravaganza will take place from 6pm to 8pm, with street food from exotic places, live music, entertainers and surprises. The festival will be open on Friday from 11am to 8pm; Saturday, 9am to 7pm; and Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

   The celebrity chefs will be Paul Rankin (the Friday), Andrew Kojima and Sean Wilson (Saturday), Sophie Faldo (Sunday) and Nigel Brown (all three days). The food theatre venue is the Civic Hall in Market Street.

   Town centre events are listed on five pages of the 76-page free Festival Guide, together with the an entertainment schedule. The guide is now available at the Civic Hall.

   The Mornflake Food Hall will be situated on the Bowling Green (pub) car park where the Cat Radio and Vine Inn music stage will be. Love Lane car park (off the Waterlode inner ring road) will be the location for Applewood Independent and Hall Smith Whittingham food hall. Also there will be Cat Radio music stage, the Delicious Trailer venue for the Delicious Magazine Regional Producers awards, and Kids' Corner and more. Cheerbrook farm shop Food Hall will be on The Square (town centre).

   A town centre map in the Festival Guide shows 18 locations of participants - including the Festival Office.

   Three pages of the Guide lists exhibitors at the event. Charities supported by the festival are: Cheshire Wildlife Trust, Nantwich Pre-School Group, Nantwich Food Bank, One to One Midwives, the South West Cheshire Scouts, St Luke's (Cheshire) Hospice, and the Neuromuscular Society.

   Three competitions are part of the festival. The BBQ Competition will be looking for families and groups of friends to show their barbecue skills on the Sunday. Children can follow the Mr Dabber trail using a leaflet from Kids' Corner (on Love Lane car park) for clues to hidden secret letters to make a word. For eight-to-12-year-olds there will be a free burger making competition (3pm on the Friday) with the judging of the refrigerated burgers on the Sunday. The prize is: an iPad Mini donated by local butchers, Clewlows, as is the meat and seasoning for the burgers. Extra flavouring can be added by the entrants. Full details, including how to enter in advance, are in the Festival Guide.  

     There will be a Park and Ride service from Nantwich Town F.C.'s ground on the Waterlode, The Barony, and Brine Leas School in Audlem Road. There is a charge of 2 per vehicle.  

     For more details and the latest news about the festival, visit the website.

 

www.nantwichfoodfestival.co.uk  |  info@nantwichfoodfestival.co.uk

 

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