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It’s now only three weeks to go until the Bristol Wine & Food Fair! Held on the first weekend of July, this three day event on Bristol’s Harbourside promises a wealth of entertainment and education for the city’s foodies.

This year’s theme of “discovery and education” will be served up in a variety of forms, and for a variety of ages. Parents of budding chefs can sign their children up for one of the event’s cookery classes, hosted by Bordeaux Quay (tickets must be bought in advance via the Cookery School website), and Creative Kids International will be running a free art and craft area to keep children entertained.

For the adults, it promises to be a busy weekend. Around 90 exhibitors will line up in the food, wine and tasting marquees, giving visitors the chance to try and buy from some of the South West’s finest artisan producers. This year, for the first time, these exhibitors will be allowed to sell hot food to the public, giving us the chance to taste more than we would have done before. 🙂

The Wine and Food Tasting Lecture Theatre does incur extra cost (£8 per session), but gives Fair visitors the chance to attend one of a variety of seated, lectured tastings, involving sampling 6 wines or 7 cheeses or 4 wines with different foods, over the course of 40 minutes. Demand is set to be high for these sessions, so for more details and to book tickets, check the Tasting page on the website.

Those interested in cookery demonstrations may want to visit the Chef’s Master Class Theatre, home to free demonstrations from some of the South West’s best known chefs, including Freddy Bird (The Lido), Chris Wicks (Bell’s Diner), Mark Evans (Cafe Maitreya) and Louise McCrimmon (Harvey Nichols).

Finally, the International Dining Area will see the likes of Papadeli, Hotel du Vin, and the Source Food Hall and Cafe serving up a variety of cuisines to visitors while they relax with live jazz and acoustic music.

Chris Scholes, founder and director of the fair, says,

“This year’s Bristol Wine & Food Fair is going to be even bigger and better than before, with something for everyone from the serious gastronome to families looking for a fun day out.”

Tickets are available from the website, and are priced at only £8 for adults in advance. All children under 16 go free with a paying adult. The website also states that they are looking for (paid) stewards for the event, so get in touch if you’re keen!

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