Live cookery set for Weston-super-Mare Food Festival

PUBLISHED: 18:00 31 August 2016

Weston super Food Festival

Weston super Food Festival


There is just over two weeks to go until the Weston super Food Festival and organisers say the event will be bigger and better at its new home in the town's iconic Tropicana.

The two-day event is being supported by the Mercury and as the annual festival continues to grow, so does its appeal to some of the top chefs in the South West. This year there will be a host of big names showcasing their stand-out dishes live.

On September 17, one of the country’s youngest chefs to be awarded a michelin star – Josh Eggleton – will be showing visitors some of the dishes he serves at his Bristol gastro pub The Pony And Trap.

But one of Weston’s own will also be putting on a demonstration and festival-goers will be treated to a Mediterranean master-class by Demetris Demetriou from Demetris Taverna, in Richmond Street.

However, there will also be a second challenge for Demetris, as he will then be handed a food bank box, which will only contain basic ingredients and he will have no idea of what he has to work with in advance.

Festival organiser, Sally Packer, said: “Demetris has bravely agreed to take part in a food bank challenge.

“He will be challenged to put these ingredients to best use demonstrating that its possible to cook a healthy, nutritious and imaginative meal even with the simplest and most limited of ingredients.

“He intends to recruit the help of the audience – so come along and give him your support.

“The resulting meal will be a surprise for everyone.”

There will also be a huge amount of street food on offer throughout the festival, including Japanese and Spanish dishes and some quintessentially West Country fish dishes.

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