Isle of Man News - POSTED Sun 25-09-2011

Another good year for the Food and Drink Festival

by John Gregory

Another good year for the Food and Drink Festival

THE Isle of Man Food and Drink Festival has been a big success this weekend.

 

This was the third time the festival has been held and this year it moved to the Nunnery in Douglas from the Villa Marina Gardens.

 

There have been numerous cooking demonstrations in the Manx Food Theatre which have been a huge hit with the public.

 

Highlights have included appearances by Saturday Kitchen star James Martin and former MasterChef semi-finalist Stacie Stewart.

 

There have also been live demonstrations from Manx producers including Greeba Mushrooms, Heron and Brearley, Tanroagan restaurant and the Individual Cake Company.

 

A wide range of Manx produce - from vegetables to confectionery to Manx beer and cider - has been available for sale.

 

The event has had something for all the family - with butter making, Manx music and dance and festival farm visits among the attractions.

 

Touch tanks containing crabs and lobster proved to be popular, as did the Loaghtan sheep.

 

There were spinners doing demonstrations on Saturday and beekeepers have had a presence at the festival as well.

 

The finals of the I Love Manx family chef and professional chef competitions were also held during the weekend.

 

This photo was taken prior to the festival opening on Sunday

 

 

Did you attend the festival? What did you think? Send us your views via the comment box below

 

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