Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Foodies Festival Day Out

I'll tell you what I like about Foodies Festival, it's that it is a great day out to just chill and graze.  My visit to the one in Birmingham last month was helped by the good weather (granted), but also the informality of it all with lots of places to take a pew, relax, eat and simply sit and people watch in comfort suited me right down to the ground.  

In between all this sitting down and relaxing, so who and what did I see?

Photo:  Word In Veg Ways


Generally, I enjoyed mooching around the variety of traders, some new, some I'd never seen before.  

Photo:  Word In Veg Ways


Lunchtime involved my Mother tucking into some Polish bigos from Dobra Kuchnia, whilst I went for a mozzarella crepe from Vive la Crepe which was delicious.  




Photo:  Word In Veg Ways


My Mother liked the fact they made it in front of you and she commented she liked it was freshly made upon request and although it didn't look that big when put together, it was actually very, very filling once you started chowing down through those layers.


Photo:  Word In Veg Ways


Taking a break from the main crowd, with a Purbeck Dorset ice cream cone in hand, we went to see Stephen Carter Bailey (Great British Bake Off Finalist) in the demo tent. 

Photo:  Word In Veg Ways


Unfortunately, post-demo, the stampede to sample Stephen's quiche at the end of the session left my Mother a tad disappointed as her bid to get to the front didn't work, although she was placated with some of his cheesecake which was very insanely good, so 50% success rate wasn't too bad on the freebies I guess.   



Photo:  Word In Veg Ways

I also managed to meet him backstage for a chat and a photo and he was as charming as he portrays - he even apologised to my Mother about the lack of quiche.

Photo:  Word In Veg Ways


At the end of his slot, it was nice to get another quick celeb photo with Glynn Purnell who is as smiley as he comes across on TV, sadly we couldn't get in for his actual demo.  It was a bit of a stampede (like with the above mentioned quiche) to get a seat - next time hopefully.  He's a popular man is Glynn.

I do like going to Foodies Festival as it gives me a chance to check out new things and (as I always take my Mother) it acts as an opportunity for us to have a day out together too.  Had I not been driving, we would've headed straight to the Pimms stand.   Perhaps, like with Glynn, we can do it next time, hopefully.

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Disclosure:    This post has been written following receipt of complementary tickets for Foodies Festival.  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.   



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