|Inside Millennium Point|
|Street Food Traders|
Saying ‘hi’ to the All Greek Delicatessen team, they had a selection of goods which they typically sell at their Stephenson Street shop, which included various cheeses and spreads including a rather divine olive one.
|Pierogi from Barek O Scarek|
I acquainted myself with Alok Mather whom I follow on Twitter and who runs Soul Tree Wine. I was fascinated to hear how the 100% vegetarian wine he sells is made with grapes from vineyards in India, how this helps Indian communities there and how he hopes in time it will become a recognised wine region alongside existing market players of New Zealand, France, Italy and so on. The climate in India lends itself perfectly for vineyard farming/wine making and Soul Tree are promoting this through their brand. I sampled an excellent Sauvigon Blanc from the range and bought a bottle for myself to have later on that weekend (it didn’t last long I have to say).
|Bread from Peel & Stone|
Richard Turner, chef patron of the Michelin-starred Turner’s in Harborne, was the fair’s ambassador. He commented:
“The fair really brought Birmingham’s independent food and drink vendors to the fore, and it proved that we are real heavyweights when it comes to top-class ingredients and great artisan produce.”
Organiser Ahmed Ahmed, editor of local food guide Dine Birmingham, added:
“The response to the food fair has been amazing, and so many people have said they didn’t realise Birmingham and the West Midlands had all this to offer. It’s both the quality and the variety of food and drink here that make the city special.”
This post was written following the kind receipt of a VIP ticket for Birmingham Independent Food Fair. This review was conducted honestly without bias and I was not required to produce a positive review. For further details of my PR policy, please see the Press, PR & Food Writing page of this website.