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Taste Cumbria Food Festival

The Bay Team recently visited Ulverston for The Taste of Cumbria Food Festival. The event was held over the Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th May. Taste Cumbria transformed Ulverston Town Centre into a foodie paradise!! Visitors could stay all day and enjoy the festival and everything else that Ulverston has to offer. From 10.30am - 4.30pm each day visitors were able to sample and buy from the county's finest producers, as well as some special out of county guests. Whether you’re after unusual taste combinations or indulging in your guilty pleasure, there was something for all palettes.Our expert producers, will give you an insight into the food chain, food production and tricks of the trade, and Taste Cumbria’s popular chef demonstrations were running throughout the day, Ever the bastion of fine food in Cumbria, Peter Gott of Sillfield Farm  compéred the demo’s, which took place at the top of Market Place. Whether it’s the history of the Cumberland sausage or the best way to mature cheese, everyone was able to learn something new, regardless of concurrent culinary skill. Joining Peter on the demo stage was Angharad and Gareth from Carvetii Coffee, demonstrating the fine art of coffee roasting, and with free sampling, who could resist! Peter was joined by his son, Martin Gott of Cartmel Cheese who entertained audiences of all ages. Gary McClure, who created a coastal feast of Morecambe Bay Shrimps and Tagliatelle. Chris O'Callaghan, the Head Chef at Linthwaite House, cooked Lamb, rusti potatoes, and tarragon and cucumber! As well as lots of treats for our food lovers, there were fun activities for all members of the family.atmosphere.Up-and-coming artists from all over the county will be playing live on stage, creating a fantastic ambience and promoting local talent of a different flavour.  also entertaining everyone were the sounds of David Kay, Jordan Gaffney, Megan Doherty, Jamie Bosanko, Jade Connolly, Damien Rose and Jonathan Patton, The Coronation Hall, located at the heart of Ulverston, hosted a very vintage affair of High Tea and Victoriana on the Sunday. Organised by the Friends of the Coronation Hall, cream teas and joviality will be served throughout the afternoonTaste Cumbria does not only promote the edible, but the drinkable as well. Taking this to heart, local pubs and breweries teamed up to dispense a huge selection of the ales and beers currently being produced throughout the South Lakes and beyond. Many thanks to The CN Events Team for looking after us we had a great day at The Taste of Cumbria Food Festival.

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