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Plans for Fylde Coast Food and Drink Festival Pick up Pace

Published: Thursday, 15 August 2013

Food Festival at Marine Hall

Marine Hall, Fleetwood is set to be transformed into a food lovers’ paradise as talented local chefs and producers are signing up for the Fylde Coast Food and Drink Festival on Sunday 18 August.

Bringing together the best of the region's thriving food and drink scene, the festival has got all the ingredients for a great day out.

Leading the way is Marine Hall's partner caterer Twelve Restaurant who will be doing three cooking demonstrations throughout the day. First up will be a delicious starter of seared scallops and belly of pork with a cauliflower purée. Their second demonstration will showcase a delicious main course of Goosnargh duck breast, fondant potato and baby vegetables and finally there will be a tasty presentation of rice pudding with poached ginger peaches and pudding foam.

Paul Moss, proprietor chef at Twelve, comments "We are delighted to be taking part in such an exciting event and to be working alongside the iconic Marine Hall to host this year's inaugural festival. As well as our demonstrations we will be doing tastings throughout the day so if you love fine foods be sure to come along."

The feast is also going east with the likes of Fleetwood's very own Gurka Legends Restaurant and Additions Café Bar who will be offering tastes of their Nepalese and Indian cuisine. Or why not check out Island Foods who will be selling their famous garlic and chilli sauces, samosas and fries. There's also The Real Thai Pie, a husband and wife team who are working hard to fuse a family history of 30 years baking with a love of Thai food.

If it's a more traditional pie you prefer, make sure you check out Shirley's Pies who have been proudly baking Lancashire recipes at their premises in Preesall for over 10 years. Back to Grandma's way of baking, they pride themselves on producing delicious pies the old fashioned way.

If you love to host your own dinner parties be sure to pop by and see The Pampered Chef. You can pick up some great tips, recipes and everything you need to cook and entertain at home.

Shaw Meats never fail to delight at festivals across the North West and will be exhibiting their much loved salami, cured meats, haggis and black puddings.

After a hard day's food tasting you might want to give The Shaka Shak a visit to chill out. They will be bringing a taste of Hawaii to the festival with their Hawaiian shaved ice. Not a slush puppy or anything similar, it is a cool treat of finely shaved ice in a huge range of flavours and it's taking the food festival scene by storm.

Another festival favourite, the Fat Tuesday Food Company, will be bringing along their delicious French style crepes and American aancakes and if it's a sweet tooth you've got make sure you visit Poulton's Cheescake Emporium with their delicious homemade cheesecakes as well as Chocolate Magic, whose collection now boasts over 50 flavours of scrumptious chocolate bars. Or why not get creative with edible glitter, sprinkles, sugar paste and icing at A Slice of Heaven's cake decorating stand.

Why not take some time out at the Pieroth stand where you can enjoy an informative and entertaining prestige wine tasting session, you'll be pleased to find a warm welcome and a glass of cool Sekt or Prosecco to enjoy.

Of course we couldn't forget about the younger visitors. There will be lots of activities to keep everyone entertained including Britain's Got Talent's very own Thomas Bounce who will showing off his juggling skills and be hosting kids circus workshops all day.

The festival will take place from 10am to 4pm, entrance is free and there's plenty of free parking right outside. Go on, treat yourself to a tasty summer's day out.

There's much more going on throughout the day. For more information marinehall.co.uk/foodfestival or call 01253 887693.