Food Events

From wine dinners, to afternoon tea, or hands on cookery, there's a food event for everyone

In addition remember to have a look at the various offers available from Restaurants and Cafes, available across the city.

Events in Date / Time Order:

17. 09. 2017
Noon
until 6pm
September Streetfood Sunday
September Streetfood Sunday

Venue: Fulford Arms, 121 Fulford Rd

A family friendly, chilled day out with Street Food and their very own urban beach!
Wood fired pizza from York Pizza Co. and Mumbai street food from Ruby’s Street Kitchen. Great beers and other drinks to enjoy from the bar while relaxing out on the urban beach (lots of shelter inside should the weather not cooperate) More details will be posted on York on a Fork
Free entry

20. 09. 2017
All Day
York Beer & Cider Festival
York Beer & Cider Festival

Venue: York Knavesmire

York Beer Festival is back bigger and better than ever! Full details can be found on their website
Various, up to £12.00

22. 09. 2017
All Day
Discovery Tour Passport + Pop-up Cookery
Discovery Tour Passport + Pop-up Cookery

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Buy a tour of pop-up cookery workshops and tastings. A Discovery Tour passport, covers 3 activities. Alternatively, subject to availability, individual activities can be bought for £2 per activity on the day.
All activities are within a short walking distance of each other. Workshops vary daily but will always include chocolate origin tasting sessions, pasta and bread making.
1 Passport £4.00Full Price
2 Passports £6.00Full Price
Suitable for adults and children.
See the daily listing at the information point for what workshops are on. There may be additional last-minute workshops on the day so make sure to look!

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22. 09. 2017
At 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm
last approx. 45 mins.
Chocolate Tasting Panel
Chocolate Tasting Panel

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Learn more about how chocolate is made, how we are creating our chocolate and sourcing our cocoa with this special tasting sesssion with York Cocoa House.
Includes 6 different chocolate samples and a classic hot chocolate.
£5.90Full Price
Book though York Cocoa House

22. 09. 2017
11am
11.00 - 1.00 & 2.00 - 4.00
Anzac Biscuits at the Castle Kitchen
Anzac Biscuits at the Castle Kitchen

Venue: Castle Museum

Find out about the history behind WW1 Anzac biscuits. Discover how to make them and take a recipe home. You might even get to try some!
Free entry
Museum admission applies

22. 09. 2017
11am
Until 12:30pm
Gin Tipple Lunch
Gin Tipple Lunch

Venue: The Grange Hotel

In association with Harrogate Tipple Gin, The Grange Hotel will be hosting a "Gin Tipple" Lunch.
The 'Gin Rush' continues and there's a new gin from out of town. York based Still & Heart Gin Events present Harrogate Tipple Gin. Includes a welcome cocktail on arrival, three tastings and serve ideas, gin tales, a ‘Yorkshire Plate’ from the chefs at The Grange Hotel and a pop-up Harrogate Tipple Gin and Rum Shop.
£25.00Full Price
Book via email or telephone 01904 644744
For more information visit their websites: Still and Heart Harrogate Tipple

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22. 09. 2017
1pm
Joel Arnold Masterchef
Joel Arnold Masterchef

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Festival favourite and former masterchef contestant Joel Arnold returns to the festival to cook up some of his distinctive dishes
Free entry

22. 09. 2017
1pm
Until 2:30pm
Gin Tipple Lunch
Gin Tipple Lunch

Venue: The Grange Hotel

In association with Harrogate Tipple Gin, The Grange Hotel will be hosting a "Gin Tipple" Lunch.
The 'Gin Rush' continues and there's a new gin from out of town. York based Still & Heart Gin Events present Harrogate Tipple Gin. Includes a welcome cocktail on arrival, three tastings and serve ideas, gin tales, a "Yorkshire Plate" from the chefs at The Grange Hotel and a pop-up Harrogate Tipple Gin and Rum Shop.
£25.00Full Price
Book via email or telephone 01904 644744
For more information visit their websites: Still and Heart Harrogate Tipple

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22. 09. 2017
1pm
Until 4:30pm
Afternoon Tea Tour of York
Afternoon Tea Tour of York

Venue: Exhibition Square Fountain

"Tours in a dish" Afternoon Tea Tour will have you fill up on tea, scones, cakes and savouries but also Cheese.
Includes: -Gift bag to pursue the experience once the tour ends! - Full tea and cheese pairing workshop - Visits to three unique venues and two top tea retailers and importers. - Sweet and savoury treats, including full afternoon tea, Middle-Eastern delicacies and the best scones in York
£50.00Full Price
Book through eventbrite Tours in a Dish, book via email or call 07961028971
From Asia to Britain, discover what has made and continues to make tea- taking a timeless and much-loved tradition across the world. Have access to exclusive digital content to read through before, during and after the tour! Treat yourself to an afternoon of tea, scones, cakes and more as you travel places and times you didn’t think could be reached in York. An afternoon of tea drinking, treat-eating and History ‘tasting’ in unique settings awaits!

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22. 09. 2017
4pm
Chocolate Model Making
Chocolate Model Making

Venue: York Cocoa House

Create your own chocolate model that you can paint and decorate beautifully with edible chocolate paints and sweets with York Cocoa House
York Cocoa House will show you how to create your own chocolate masterpiece, you'll then learn how to professionally temper the chocolate so you make and decorate your chocolate model before beautifully packaging them to take them home to show off, share or just enjoy.
£17.50Full Price
Book online at York Cocoa House Children are welcome with an accompanied adult.

22. 09. 2017
5:30pm
Until 9:00pm
Event in the Tent  - 'Star-Light-Express'  Pop-up with the Star Inn
Event in the Tent - 'Star-Light-Express' Pop-up with the Star Inn

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Tonight the Star Inn take over the Demonstration Area and Lawn for some up-market street food. £5 per dish, vegetarian option available.
Free entry
No booking necessary

22. 09. 2017
7pm
Until 9pm
Wine and Jazz Bar at Trinacria
Wine and Jazz Bar at Trinacria

Venue: Trinacria, Bishopthorpe Rd

Experience an evening of wine and jazz at Sicilian Café, Trinacria
Doors open at 6.30pm to enjoy their homemade, traditional Sicilian food and drink, live jazz starts from 7.30pm
Free entry
but booking recommended. Call 01904 640104 or email

22. 09. 2017
7pm
Until 10:30pm
Prosecco Tasting Dinner
Prosecco Tasting Dinner

Venue: The Grange Hotel, Bootham

Amanda from Prosecco ecco will present five excellent examples of Prosecco-matched wines accompanied by a delicious four course dinner.
Price includes arrival cocktail, 4 x 125ml glasses of prosecco and four courses (click more for the menu and other info). Special diets can be catered for.
£59.00Full Price
Contact The Grange to book: telephone 01904644744 or email
Menu: Prosecco Cocktail to welcome you to the event then Amuse Bouche- Montgomery Cheddar Beignet with Onion Relish San Gregorio Prosecco Tranquillo Starter- Salad of Smoked Trout, Horseradish Cream, Air Dried Cherry Tomatoes Ca'Salina "Rivete" Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut Main- Roast Loin of Pork, Pancetta Crushed Potatoes, Honey Glazed Carrots, Grain Mustard Cream Adami Col Credas Brut Valdobbiadene DOCG Prosecco Superiore Rive di Farra di Soligo Dessert- Passion Fruit & Mango Jelly, Lemon Sorbet, Sable Breton Ca'Salina "Paradiso" Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Dry Coffee & Prosecco Truffle About your host: Amanda set up Prosecco-Ecco to share the delights of the Prosecco DOCG region with a greater number of people. She visits Italy regularly and takes tours to Prosecco Road for tasting trips. The Superiore Prosecco served speaks for itself, its light, crisp and fresh with notes synonymous with the winery of its production but varies in style from Dry through to Extra Brut and even to still Prosecco. Amanda talks about the region, the people and what to look for in a perfect Prosecco!

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22. 09. 2017
7pm
10:00
Italian's Abroad Wine Tasting
Italian's Abroad Wine Tasting

Venue: Melton's Restaurant, Scarcroft Road

Hosted by owner of Melton's restaurant Lucy Hjort.
This evening will be an intimate tasting of traditionally Italian wines as produced by other countries accompanied by a 3 course meal.
£45.00Full Price
To book call: 01904 634341

22. 09. 2017
7.30pm
until 9pm
Discover French Cheese and Wine
Discover French Cheese and Wine

Venue: Love Cheese, 16 Gillygate

Join Love Cheese in their Discover series which will immerse you in the best of French cheese and wines!
They've paired up 6 of their favourite French cheeses with their perfect liquid companion. From the most delicious brie to the softest blues, you will definitely try something new.
£27.50Full Price
Book with Love Cheese

23. 09. 2017
All Day
Discovery Tour Passport + Pop-up Cookery
Discovery Tour Passport + Pop-up Cookery

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Buy a tour of pop-up cookery workshops and tastings. A Discovery Tour passport, covers 3 activities. Alternatively, subject to availability, individual activities can be bought for £2 per activity on the day.
All activities are within a short walking distance of each other. Workshops vary daily but will always include chocolate origin tasting sessions, pasta and bread making.
1 Passport £4.00Full Price
2 Passports £6.00Full Price
Suitable for adults and children.
See the daily listing at the information point for what workshops are on. There may be additional last-minute workshops on the day so make sure to look!

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23. 09. 2017
10am
until 5pm
Fossgate Festival Market
Fossgate Festival Market

Venue: Fossgate

York Food Festival is working alongside Fossgate traders to highlight small, independent traders and businesses. The street will be filled with food and drink market stalls.
Free entry

23. 09. 2017
At 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm
last approx. 45 mins.
Chocolate Tasting Panel
Chocolate Tasting Panel

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Learn more about how chocolate is made, how we are creating our chocolate and sourcing our cocoa with this special tasting sesssion with York Cocoa House.
Includes 6 different chocolate samples and a classic hot chocolate.
£5.90Full Price
Book though York Cocoa House

23. 09. 2017
10am
approx. 1 hr long
Chocolate Bar Making
Chocolate Bar Making

Venue: York Cocoa House

Join York Cocoa House to learn how to create your own chocolate bar, all to your own taste and preference.
We'll teach you how to temper our chocolate, then you'll be able to experiment with different flavours to create your own chocolate bar. We'll then leave them to set before packaging them for you to come back and collect.
£17.50Full Price
Book though York Cocoa House Children welcome with accompanied adult.

23. 09. 2017
Two Sittings - 12:30pm or 3pm
Gin & Afternoon Tea
Gin & Afternoon Tea

Venue: Bishopthorpe Village Hall, Main Street

Join Still & Heart for a voyage of gin discovery with afternoon tea provided by Delicacy.
Ideal for the 'gin curious' or those who have a thirst to discover more about their favourite drink. Includes: Teapot Cocktail on arrival, Gin Masterclass (to include 3 gins) and Afternoon tea
£32.50Full Price
To book your tickets please contact Jennie at Delicacy - 01904 848294 or email
We begin the afternoon with a welcome Gin teapot cocktail followed by a fabulous master class and tasting courtesy of local gin experts, Still & Heart, who'll guide you through a number of different gins, garnishes and mixers. Once the gin has been drunk it's time to enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea, provided by Delicacy. Freshly made finger Sandwiches, Quiche fingers, Scones with jam and cream & handmade cakes accompanied by speciality Teas & Coffees. Delicacy is a Yorkshire Deli-Café based in Bishopthorpe. Opened in 2013 we specialise in freshly made food, created with locally sourced produce, celebration cakes and buffets for all occasions.

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23. 09. 2017
1pm
Until 4:30pm
Afternoon Tea Tour of York
Afternoon Tea Tour of York

Venue: Exhibition Square Fountain

"Tours in a dish" Afternoon Tea Tour will have you fill up on tea, scones, cakes and savouries but also Cheese.
Includes: -Gift bag to pursue the experience once the tour ends! - Full tea and cheese pairing workshop - Visits to three unique venues and two top tea retailers and importers. - Sweet and savoury treats, including full afternoon tea, Middle-Eastern delicacies and the best scones in York
£50.00Full Price
Book through eventbrite Tours in a Dish, book via email or call 07961028971
From Asia to Britain, discover what has made and continues to make tea- taking a timeless and much-loved tradition across the world. Have access to exclusive digital content to read through before, during and after the tour! Treat yourself to an afternoon of tea, scones, cakes and more as you travel places and times you didn’t think could be reached in York. An afternoon of tea drinking, treat-eating and History ‘tasting’ in unique settings awaits!

Less information

23. 09. 2017
4:30pm
approx. 1 hr long
Chocolate Bar Making
Chocolate Bar Making

Venue: York Cocoa House

Join York Cocoa House to learn how to create your own chocolate bar, all to your own taste and preference.
We'll teach you how to temper our chocolate, then you'll be able to experiment with different flavours to create your own chocolate bar. We'll then leave them to set before packaging them for you to come back and collect.
£17.50Full Price
Book though York Cocoa House Children welcome with accompanied adult.

23. 09. 2017
5:30pm
Until 9:00pm
Event in the Tent  - 'Star-Light-Express'  Pop-up with the Star Inn
Event in the Tent - 'Star-Light-Express' Pop-up with the Star Inn

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Tonight the Star Inn take over the Demonstration Area and Lawn for some up-market street food. £5 per dish, vegetarian option available.
Free entry
No booking necessary

23. 09. 2017
7.30pm
Chilean Wine Tasting with Karen Hardwick
Chilean Wine Tasting with Karen Hardwick

Venue: Kings Manor, Exhibition Square

Join wine expert, Karen Hardwick for Chilean wine tasting
Hosted in the Medieval Grade 1 Kings Manor, a fabulous setting for Karen to introduce you to the varying styles of Chilean wines from two boutique Chilean producers - Lapostolle and Morande.

A buffet will served to round off the evening (and allow you to finish the wine!)
£40.00Full Price

24. 09. 2017
All Day
Discovery Tour Passport + Pop-up Cookery
Discovery Tour Passport + Pop-up Cookery

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Buy a tour of pop-up cookery workshops and tastings. A Discovery Tour passport, covers 3 activities. Alternatively, subject to availability, individual activities can be bought for £2 per activity on the day.
All activities are within a short walking distance of each other. Workshops vary daily but will always include chocolate origin tasting sessions, pasta and bread making.
1 Passport £4.00Full Price
2 Passports £6.00Full Price
Suitable for adults and children.
See the daily listing at the information point for what workshops are on. There may be additional last-minute workshops on the day so make sure to look!

Less information

24. 09. 2017
At 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm
last approx. 45 mins.
Chocolate Tasting Panel
Chocolate Tasting Panel

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Learn more about how chocolate is made, how we are creating our chocolate and sourcing our cocoa with this special tasting sesssion with York Cocoa House.
Includes 6 different chocolate samples and a classic hot chocolate.
£5.90Full Price
Book though York Cocoa House

24. 09. 2017
1:30pm
approx. 1 hr long
Chocolate Truffle Making
Chocolate Truffle Making

Venue: York Cocoa House

Join York Cocoa House to show you how to create 12 of your own chocolate truffles
You'll then learn how to professionally temper the chocolate so you can hand dip and then decorate your chocolates before beautifully packaging them to take them home to show off, share or just enjoy.
£17.50Full Price
Child £12.50Full Price
Family £55.00Full Price
Book though York Cocoa House Children are welcome with accompanied adult.

24. 09. 2017
5:30pm
Until 9:00pm
Event in the Tent  - Inside the Bottle does 'Call My Bluff'
Event in the Tent - Inside the Bottle does 'Call My Bluff'

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Tonight Inside The Bottle take over the Demonstration Area and Lawn with 'Call My Bluff'
6 Wines to taste, 3 'Experts' with 2 Lies and 1 Truth about the wine. Will you be able to guess which wine matches the correct description from the 'Experts'?

Nibbles of cheese and meat platters to enjoy while your deciding on your answers. Bottle of Fizz to the guest with the most correct guesses!
£15.00Full Price

25. 09. 2017
All Day
Discovery Tour Passport + Pop-up Cookery
Discovery Tour Passport + Pop-up Cookery

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Buy a tour of pop-up cookery workshops and tastings. A Discovery Tour passport, covers 3 activities. Alternatively, subject to availability, individual activities can be bought for £2 per activity on the day.
All activities are within a short walking distance of each other. Workshops vary daily but will always include chocolate origin tasting sessions, pasta and bread making.
1 Passport £4.00Full Price
2 Passports £6.00Full Price
Suitable for adults and children.
See the daily listing at the information point for what workshops are on. There may be additional last-minute workshops on the day so make sure to look!

Less information

25. 09. 2017
At 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm
last approx. 45 mins.
Chocolate Tasting Panel
Chocolate Tasting Panel

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Learn more about how chocolate is made, how we are creating our chocolate and sourcing our cocoa with this special tasting sesssion with York Cocoa House.
Includes 6 different chocolate samples and a classic hot chocolate.
£5.90Full Price
Book though York Cocoa House

25. 09. 2017
Noon
Until 2pm. Last orders at 1:30pm
Community Table at El Piano
Community Table at El Piano

Venue: El Piano, Grape Lane

Join Visit York's Café of the Year, El Piano for their daily community table.
All you can eat for £10. This award winning Vegan café will cook the food in front of your eyes.
Food is donated from the restaurant suppliers and all the money goes to charity. The money raised is split equally between local charity - York against Cancer and Mummy's Star, a national charity who are working with families where a parent is lost to cancer.
£10.00Full Price
First come first served basis. Pay at the restaurant on the day.

25. 09. 2017
1pm
Until 5pm.
Young Chefs Competition
Young Chefs Competition

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Watch York's Young Chefs battle it out to be crowned Young Chef of the Year 2017.
To enter click here.
Free entry

25. 09. 2017
4pm
approx. 1 hr long
Bean to Bar Chocolate Making
Bean to Bar Chocolate Making

Venue: York Cocoa House

Join York Cocoa House to come up with your own chocolatey creation and make your own little chocolate bar using whatever ingredients you fancy.
Learn the process and history of chocolate making whilst making your own chocolate bar.
£8.75Full Price
Child £5.75Full Price
Book though York Cocoa House Children are welcome with accompanied adult.
Take a journey through the world of chocolate, discovering how chocolate becomes chocolatey and how it started off originally being used as money. If you're feeling very adventurous you'll even taste cocoa liquor, cocoa nibs and the raw cacao beans themselves as you learn your own chocolate favourite, you'll then learn how this wonderful ingredient is made into the chocolate bar we think of today.

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25. 09. 2017
6pm
Until 8:30pm
Event in the Tent  - 'York SOUP'
Event in the Tent - 'York SOUP'

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Tonight York SOUP take over the Demonstration Area and Lawn. Turn up, listen, eat soup and vote on the project that you think benefits York the most.
At the end of the night, we count up all the votes and the winner goes home with all of the money raised to carry out their project. Winners come back to a future SOUP dinner to report their project’s progress.
£11.21Full Price
Book through eventbrite York Soup
The York SOUP project is a micro granting dinner celebrating and supporting community based projects in York. Each SOUP event hears four presentations which can be delivered from individuals or organisations. Each presenter has four minutes to share their idea and then answer questions from the audience. During the event, attendees have the opportunity eat delicious soup, talk to people in their community, share resources, hear about local projects, enjoy the creative atmosphere and vote on the project they think benefits York the most.

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25. 09. 2017
6:15pm
Until 7:45pm
Dr Annie Gray Lecture
Dr Annie Gray Lecture

Venue: York Explore Library

Lecture from food historian Annie Gray, which is based on her new book, offers a new perspective on British Queens charting their life and times through their food and drink.
York Card £8.00
£9.00Full Price
Buy tickets at any Explore Library or via the Inspire website
What does it mean to eat like a Queen? Elizabeth gorged on sugar; Mary on chocolate, and Anne was known as Brandy Nan. Victoria ate all of this and more. This lecture, which is based on Annie's new book, offers a new perspective on one of Britain's most iconic monarchs, charting her life and times through her food and drink. From intimate breakfasts with the King of France, to romping at tea-parties with her children, and from state balls to her last sip of milk, this is a celebration of appetite, both for food and, indeed, for life.

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26. 09. 2017
All Day
Discovery Tour Passport + Pop-up Cookery
Discovery Tour Passport + Pop-up Cookery

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Buy a tour of pop-up cookery workshops and tastings. A Discovery Tour passport, covers 3 activities. Alternatively, subject to availability, individual activities can be bought for £2 per activity on the day.
All activities are within a short walking distance of each other. Workshops vary daily but will always include chocolate origin tasting sessions, pasta and bread making.
1 Passport £4.00Full Price
2 Passports £6.00Full Price
Suitable for adults and children.
See the daily listing at the information point for what workshops are on. There may be additional last-minute workshops on the day so make sure to look!

Less information

26. 09. 2017
At 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm
last approx. 45 mins.
Chocolate Tasting Panel
Chocolate Tasting Panel

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Learn more about how chocolate is made, how we are creating our chocolate and sourcing our cocoa with this special tasting sesssion with York Cocoa House.
Includes 6 different chocolate samples and a classic hot chocolate.
£5.90Full Price
Book though York Cocoa House

26. 09. 2017
11:45am
Afternnoon Tea Cruise
Afternnoon Tea Cruise

Venue:

Join us for a delightful 2-hour cruise with a selection of dainty home-made sandwiches, fruit scone with preserve & cream and delicious finger deserts.
All served with freshly brewed tea and coffee. This cruise sails from our King’s Staith Landing only. The cruise will also include an informative commentary from our local, knowledgeable skipper as you sail through the city and then downstream to Bishopthorpe Palace, the stunning riverside residence of His Grace the Archbishop of York.
£24.00Full Price
Book here

26. 09. 2017
Noon
Until 2pm. Last orders at 1:30pm
Community Table at El Piano
Community Table at El Piano

Venue: El Piano, Grape Lane

Join Visit York's Café of the Year, El Piano for their daily community table.
All you can eat for £10. This award winning Vegan café will cook the food in front of your eyes.
Food is donated from the restaurant suppliers and all the money goes to charity. The money raised is split equally between local charity - York against Cancer and Mummy's Star, a national charity who are working with families where a parent is lost to cancer.
£10.00Full Price
First come first served basis. Pay at the restaurant on the day.

26. 09. 2017
12:30 pm
to 1pm
Yorkshire Museum Curators Talk: The Archaeology of Food
Yorkshire Museum Curators Talk: The Archaeology of Food

Venue: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens

Find out more about the collections at York Museums Trust.
Their knowledgeable curators regularly give lunchtime talks that provide further insight into their exhibitions, aretfacts, and specialist areas of interest - this week, The Archaeology of Food.

Full list of lunchtime talks can be found here
Free entry
witih regular Museum admission. No booking necessary.

26. 09. 2017
4pm
approx. 1 hr long
Chocolate Bar Making
Chocolate Bar Making

Venue: York Cocoa House

Join York Cocoa House to learn how to create your own chocolate bar, all to your own taste and preference.
We'll teach you how to temper our chocolate, then you'll be able to experiment with different flavours to create your own chocolate bar. We'll then leave them to set before packaging them for you to come back and collect.
£17.50Full Price
Book though York Cocoa House Children welcome with accompanied adult.

26. 09. 2017
7pm
Until 9:00pm
Wines of the USA's West Coast Tasting
Wines of the USA's West Coast Tasting

Venue: York Cocoa House

Led by wine tutor Peter McKenna, try wines from the West Coast of the USA.
£20.00Full Price

27. 09. 2017
All Day
Discovery Tour Passport + Pop-up Cookery
Discovery Tour Passport + Pop-up Cookery

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Buy a tour of pop-up cookery workshops and tastings. A Discovery Tour passport, covers 3 activities. Alternatively, subject to availability, individual activities can be bought for £2 per activity on the day.
All activities are within a short walking distance of each other. Workshops vary daily but will always include chocolate origin tasting sessions, pasta and bread making.
1 Passport £4.00Full Price
2 Passports £6.00Full Price
Suitable for adults and children.
See the daily listing at the information point for what workshops are on. There may be additional last-minute workshops on the day so make sure to look!

Less information

27. 09. 2017
At 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm
last approx. 45 mins.
Chocolate Tasting Panel
Chocolate Tasting Panel

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Learn more about how chocolate is made, how we are creating our chocolate and sourcing our cocoa with this special tasting sesssion with York Cocoa House.
Includes 6 different chocolate samples and a classic hot chocolate.
£5.90Full Price
Book though York Cocoa House

27. 09. 2017
11am
until 2pm
Fill Bellies Not Bins
Fill Bellies Not Bins

Venue: Tang Hall Community Centre, Fifth Ave

yourcafe offers the opportunity to make new friends and enjoy a communal feast or bite to eat.
Their passionate volunteers collect would-be-waste food from top retailers, transform it into delicious meals and serve it in a friendly, inclusive and welcoming atmosphere.
Free entry
Pay-as-you-feel (donation)

27. 09. 2017
11am
Until 12pm
Behind the Scenes at the Chocolate Factory
Behind the Scenes at the Chocolate Factory

Venue: York Castle Museum

To celebrate York Food Festival, and as part of Chocolate: York’s Sweet Past, York Castle Museum welcome the wonderful Mike Grimes, a former Terry’s employee, to share some of his stories and experiences.
FREE event but general museum admission applies. For more details visit: Events at York Musuem Trust
Free entry
Book via this link

27. 09. 2017
Noon
Melton's Taste of Yorkshire
Melton's Taste of Yorkshire

Venue: Melton's Restaurant, Scarcroft Road

Experience the Taste of Yorkshire at Melton's Restaurant with a 5 course tasting menu accompanied by an optional wine flight created by owner Lucy Hjort.
Usually £50, this Wednesday get £10 off!
£40.00Full Price
To book call 01904634341 or visit the website

27. 09. 2017
4pm
approx. 1 hr long
Chocolate Truffle Making
Chocolate Truffle Making

Venue: York Cocoa House

Join York Cocoa House to show you how to create 12 of your own chocolate truffles
You'll then learn how to professionally temper the chocolate so you can hand dip and then decorate your chocolates before beautifully packaging them to take them home to show off, share or just enjoy.
£17.50Full Price
Child £12.50Full Price
Family £55.00Full Price
Book though York Cocoa House Children are welcome with accompanied adult.

27. 09. 2017
5.30pm
Event in a Tent- York Nurturing Community
Event in a Tent- York Nurturing Community

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Join York Nurturing Community as we bring our popular pop-up cafe to the York Food Festival.
We will be serving something for everyone; with delicious vegan, vegetarian and meaty options available. Our allergy-friendly food is prepared using intercepted surplus produce which means that not only will you have an amazing meal in welcoming, family-friendly setting but you will also be doing your bit for the environment. Book your tickets now using our Pay-As-You-Feel approach. Simply pay what you feel a wholesome main meal and luscious dessert is worth to secure your space and if you feel you would like to add a little more to the pot, donations will be gratefully received on the night. Doors open at 5:30 in Piccadilly square. Proceeds go towards funding the launch of our permanent venue in the heart of the city in time for Christmas 2017. To find out more about YNC and what we do, go to www.ync.org.uk
Free entry
Pay as you feel

27. 09. 2017
7pm
Txoko Basque Tapas Evening
Txoko Basque Tapas Evening

Venue: Ambiente, Fossgate

Join Ambiente for a Txoko (pronounced Choko), a traditional Basque community dining event.
Price includes a 175ml glass of red or white wine, bread and olives to start, a sharing banquet and a slice of Santiago tart to finish. Further details and menu included on the booking link.
£35.00Full Price
Book tickets at Ambiente
A Txoko is a traditional Basque gastronomical society prominent in Spain, where friends and family come together to cook, experiment with new ways of cooking, eat, enjoy fabulous wine and socialise. Our Txoko will consist of much of the same except we’ll be doing the cooking so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the company of like-minded foodies whilst you indulge in your passion for good food and wine. You’ll experience our Txoko like a traditional Basque Txoko in a very social and open environment, dining on long tables all together throughout our Fossgate restaurant.

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27. 09. 2017
7.30pm
Turkish Wine Tasting and Meal
Turkish Wine Tasting and Meal

Venue: Bistro at Walmgate Ale House

Find a new favourite with a tasting of top notch Turkish wines alongside a three course meal featuring the flavours of Turkey.
Walmgate Ale House are working with Eden Fine Wines and winemaker Melisa Atay to host an evening of exotic wines and food.
£30.00Full Price
Melisa a native to Turkey has a huge depth of knowledge of her countries diverse wines, instilled from her experiences on her family winery in Izmir. She is a wine buyer and importer, and an ambassador for Turkish wine.

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28. 09. 2017
All Day
Discovery Tour Passport + Pop-up Cookery
Discovery Tour Passport + Pop-up Cookery

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Buy a tour of pop-up cookery workshops and tastings. A Discovery Tour passport, covers 3 activities. Alternatively, subject to availability, individual activities can be bought for £2 per activity on the day.
All activities are within a short walking distance of each other. Workshops vary daily but will always include chocolate origin tasting sessions, pasta and bread making.
1 Passport £4.00Full Price
2 Passports £6.00Full Price
Suitable for adults and children.
See the daily listing at the information point for what workshops are on. There may be additional last-minute workshops on the day so make sure to look!

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28. 09. 2017
At 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm
last approx. 45 mins.
Chocolate Tasting Panel
Chocolate Tasting Panel

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Learn more about how chocolate is made, how we are creating our chocolate and sourcing our cocoa with this special tasting sesssion with York Cocoa House.
Includes 6 different chocolate samples and a classic hot chocolate.
£5.90Full Price
Book though York Cocoa House

28. 09. 2017
1pm
Until 4:30pm
Afternoon Tea Tour of York
Afternoon Tea Tour of York

Venue: Exhibition Square Fountain

"Tours in a dish" Afternoon Tea Tour will have you fill up on tea, scones, cakes and savouries but also Cheese.
Includes: -Gift bag to pursue the experience once the tour ends! - Full tea and cheese pairing workshop - Visits to three unique venues and two top tea retailers and importers. - Sweet and savoury treats, including full afternoon tea, Middle-Eastern delicacies and the best scones in York
£50.00Full Price
Book through eventbrite Tours in a Dish, book via email or call 07961028971
From Asia to Britain, discover what has made and continues to make tea- taking a timeless and much-loved tradition across the world. Have access to exclusive digital content to read through before, during and after the tour! Treat yourself to an afternoon of tea, scones, cakes and more as you travel places and times you didn’t think could be reached in York. An afternoon of tea drinking, treat-eating and History ‘tasting’ in unique settings awaits!

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28. 09. 2017
4pm
Chocolate Tasting Tour of York Cocoa House
Chocolate Tasting Tour of York Cocoa House

Venue: York Cocoa House

Take a tour of York Cocoa House and learn how to taste chocolate like a professional
If you're feeling very adventurous you'll even taste cocoa liquor, cocoa nibs and the raw cacao beans themselves as you learn your own chocolate favourite. 
£6.75Full Price
Child £4.75Full Price
Book though York Cocoa House Children are welcome with accompanied adult.

28. 09. 2017
7.30pm
An hour and a half
Beer and Chocolate: Friends or Enemies?
Beer and Chocolate: Friends or Enemies?

Venue: York Brewery Taproom, 12 Toft Green, York, YO1 6JT

Beer and chocolate may seem like they don't go together but Neil Arden (York Brewery) and Sophie Jewett (York Cocoa House) think differently.
Join them as they take you on a tour through chocolate and beer production, matching four of York Brewery's ales, plus their Elysian Spirit, with some of York Cocoa House's very own chocolates. A total of two pints and one measure of spirit, plus matching chocolate samples are included in the price.
£15.00Full Price
Book through eventbrite Beer and Chocolate

29. 09. 2017
All Day
Discovery Tour Passport + Pop-up Cookery
Discovery Tour Passport + Pop-up Cookery

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Buy a tour of pop-up cookery workshops and tastings. A Discovery Tour passport, covers 3 activities. Alternatively, subject to availability, individual activities can be bought for £2 per activity on the day.
All activities are within a short walking distance of each other. Workshops vary daily but will always include chocolate origin tasting sessions, pasta and bread making.
1 Passport £4.00Full Price
2 Passports £6.00Full Price
Suitable for adults and children.
See the daily listing at the information point for what workshops are on. There may be additional last-minute workshops on the day so make sure to look!

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29. 09. 2017
At 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm
last approx. 45 mins.
Chocolate Tasting Panel
Chocolate Tasting Panel

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Learn more about how chocolate is made, how we are creating our chocolate and sourcing our cocoa with this special tasting sesssion with York Cocoa House.
Includes 6 different chocolate samples and a classic hot chocolate.
£5.90Full Price
Book though York Cocoa House

29. 09. 2017
1pm
Until 4:30pm
Afternoon Tea Tour of York
Afternoon Tea Tour of York

Venue: Exhibition Square Fountain

"Tours in a dish" Afternoon Tea Tour will have you fill up on tea, scones, cakes and savouries but also Cheese.
Includes: -Gift bag to pursue the experience once the tour ends! - Full tea and cheese pairing workshop - Visits to three unique venues and two top tea retailers and importers. - Sweet and savoury treats, including full afternoon tea, Middle-Eastern delicacies and the best scones in York
£50.00Full Price
Book through eventbrite Tours in a Dish, book via email or call 07961028971
From Asia to Britain, discover what has made and continues to make tea- taking a timeless and much-loved tradition across the world. Have access to exclusive digital content to read through before, during and after the tour! Treat yourself to an afternoon of tea, scones, cakes and more as you travel places and times you didn’t think could be reached in York. An afternoon of tea drinking, treat-eating and History ‘tasting’ in unique settings awaits!

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29. 09. 2017
4pm
Chocolate Model Making
Chocolate Model Making

Venue: York Cocoa House

Create your own chocolate model that you can paint and decorate beautifully with edible chocolate paints and sweets with York Cocoa House
York Cocoa House will show you how to create your own chocolate masterpiece, you'll then learn how to professionally temper the chocolate so you make and decorate your chocolate model before beautifully packaging them to take them home to show off, share or just enjoy.
£17.50Full Price
Book online at York Cocoa House Children are welcome with an accompanied adult.

29. 09. 2017
6.30pm
Until 10pm
Wine and Jazz Bar at Trinacria
Wine and Jazz Bar at Trinacria

Venue: Trinacria, Bishopthorpe Rd

Experience an evening of wine and jazz at Sicilian Café, Trinacria
Doors open at 6.30pm to enjoy their homemade, traditional Sicilian food and drink, live jazz starts from 7.30pm
Free entry
but booking recommended. Call 01904 640104 or email

29. 09. 2017
6.30pm
Until 9:00pm
Event in the Tent  - Melton's Fish & Wine Matching Dinner
Event in the Tent - Melton's Fish & Wine Matching Dinner

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Tonight Melton's restaurant takes over the Demonstration Area and Lawn with a classic fish menu and matching wines.
Fish canapes, starter and main prepared for you by Melton's chefs and carefully matched with some fabulous wines chosen by Lucy (Melton's owner) who will explain and discuss with reasons for the match.
An indulgent (and not fishy!) dessert will finish the evening.
£28.00Full Price

29. 09. 2017
7pm
Sake Tasting
Sake Tasting

Venue: Melton's Restaurant

Japanese Sake is becoming increasingly popular in the UK market, regularly accompanied by traditional Sushi. This tasting will introduce you to a variety of Sake.
Join Marie Cheong-Thong to taste six different Sakes accompanied by snacks.
£20.00Full Price

29. 09. 2017
7.30pm
until 9pm
Discover Italian Cheese and Wine
Discover Italian Cheese and Wine

Venue: Love Cheese, 16 Gillygate

Join Love Cheese in their Discover series which will immerse you in the best of Italian cheese and wines!
They've paired up 6 of their favourite Italian cheeses with their perfect liquid companion. From the most delicious mixed milk to the tangiest blues, you will definitely try something new.
£27.50Full Price
Book with Love Cheese

29. 09. 2017
7.30pm
10:30pm
Bourgogne Premier Cru Wine Dinner with Top French Chef
Bourgogne Premier Cru Wine Dinner with Top French Chef

Venue: Private Address, Acomb, York.

Wine educator Gareth Morgan and top French Chef Yves Quemerais are working together to offer an exquisite 3 course meal from the Bourgogne region of France.
Yves Quemerais' food (meat or vegetarian choice) will be accompanied by an amazing selection of Bourgogne wines presented by Gareth Morgan. Following a Crémant de Bourgogne aperitif, guests will enjoy six different Burgundies with the meal (white and red) all from vineyards classified as Premiers Crus.
£45.00Full Price
For more information visit Gareth Morgan's website

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30. 09. 2017
All Day
Discovery Tour Passport + Pop-up Cookery
Discovery Tour Passport + Pop-up Cookery

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Buy a tour of pop-up cookery workshops and tastings. A Discovery Tour passport, covers 3 activities. Alternatively, subject to availability, individual activities can be bought for £2 per activity on the day.
All activities are within a short walking distance of each other. Workshops vary daily but will always include chocolate origin tasting sessions, pasta and bread making.
1 Passport £4.00Full Price
2 Passports £6.00Full Price
Suitable for adults and children.
See the daily listing at the information point for what workshops are on. There may be additional last-minute workshops on the day so make sure to look!

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30. 09. 2017
10am
until 5pm
Fossgate Festival Market
Fossgate Festival Market

Venue: Fossgate

York Food Festival is working alongside Fossgate traders to highlight small, independent traders and businesses. The street will be filled with food and drink market stalls.
Free entry

30. 09. 2017
At 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm
last approx. 45 mins.
Chocolate Tasting Panel
Chocolate Tasting Panel

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Learn more about how chocolate is made, how we are creating our chocolate and sourcing our cocoa with this special tasting sesssion with York Cocoa House.
Includes 6 different chocolate samples and a classic hot chocolate.
£5.90Full Price
Book though York Cocoa House

30. 09. 2017
10am
approx. 1 hr long
Chocolate Bar Making
Chocolate Bar Making

Venue: York Cocoa House

Join York Cocoa House to learn how to create your own chocolate bar, all to your own taste and preference.
We'll teach you how to temper our chocolate, then you'll be able to experiment with different flavours to create your own chocolate bar. We'll then leave them to set before packaging them for you to come back and collect.
£17.50Full Price
Book though York Cocoa House Children welcome with accompanied adult.

30. 09. 2017
10:30am
Until 12.30pm
Wild Food Walk
Wild Food Walk

Venue: Meet at St George's Field Car Park

Join Wild Harvest for an introduction to wild food foraging.
Discover FREE FOOD for life with our wild food foraging walk by the river in York.
£10.00Full Price
Free for under 14s. Book your tickets here
This two hour walk will teach you facts about approx. 25 edible plants, how to harvest and prepare them, together with the benefits and caveats involved. Meet under Skeldergate Bridge and walk down to the Millennium Bridge. The walk will run in rain and is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

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30. 09. 2017
1pm
Until 4:30pm
Afternoon Tea Tour of York
Afternoon Tea Tour of York

Venue: Exhibition Square Fountain

"Tours in a dish" Afternoon Tea Tour will have you fill up on tea, scones, cakes and savouries but also Cheese.
Includes: -Gift bag to pursue the experience once the tour ends! - Full tea and cheese pairing workshop - Visits to three unique venues and two top tea retailers and importers. - Sweet and savoury treats, including full afternoon tea, Middle-Eastern delicacies and the best scones in York
£50.00Full Price
Book through eventbrite Tours in a Dish, book via email or call 07961028971
From Asia to Britain, discover what has made and continues to make tea- taking a timeless and much-loved tradition across the world. Have access to exclusive digital content to read through before, during and after the tour! Treat yourself to an afternoon of tea, scones, cakes and more as you travel places and times you didn’t think could be reached in York. An afternoon of tea drinking, treat-eating and History ‘tasting’ in unique settings awaits!

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30. 09. 2017
4:30pm
approx. 1 hr long
Chocolate Bar Making
Chocolate Bar Making

Venue: York Cocoa House

Join York Cocoa House to learn how to create your own chocolate bar, all to your own taste and preference.
We'll teach you how to temper our chocolate, then you'll be able to experiment with different flavours to create your own chocolate bar. We'll then leave them to set before packaging them for you to come back and collect.
£17.50Full Price
Book though York Cocoa House Children welcome with accompanied adult.

30. 09. 2017
5:30pm
Until 9:00pm
Event in the Tent  - Rafi's Spicebox
Event in the Tent - Rafi's Spicebox

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Tonight the Rafi's Spicebox Street Food pop-up take over the Demonstration Area and Lawn.
We will have a selection of street food style pots available, with both vegetarian and vegan options. These will be a classic mix of our favourite dishes, for you to enjoy. Pop by and grab a bite to eat after work.
Free entry
No booking necessary.

30. 09. 2017
8pm
Until approx. 9:00pm
Champagne and Caviar Tasting
Champagne and Caviar Tasting

Venue: Kings Manor

Join Christine Austin , wine writer for the Yorkshire Post, for a Champagne and Caviar Tasting.
Presented by WG White, the oldest caviar house in the UK and Devaux Champagne, you will have the chance to learn about and taste caviar alongside champagne. Discover how the tastes combine to create a fabulous taste sensation. A brief but informative trip - three caviars and three champagne will be tasted with canapés served at the end. The late start gives you a chance to have a bite to eat before you arrive.
£30.00Full Price

01. 10. 2017
All Day
Discovery Tour Passport + Pop-up Cookery
Discovery Tour Passport + Pop-up Cookery

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Buy a tour of pop-up cookery workshops and tastings. A Discovery Tour passport, covers 3 activities. Alternatively, subject to availability, individual activities can be bought for £2 per activity on the day.
All activities are within a short walking distance of each other. Workshops vary daily but will always include chocolate origin tasting sessions, pasta and bread making.
1 Passport £4.00Full Price
2 Passports £6.00Full Price
Suitable for adults and children.
See the daily listing at the information point for what workshops are on. There may be additional last-minute workshops on the day so make sure to look!

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01. 10. 2017
At 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm
last approx. 45 mins.
Chocolate Tasting Panel
Chocolate Tasting Panel

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Learn more about how chocolate is made, how we are creating our chocolate and sourcing our cocoa with this special tasting sesssion with York Cocoa House.
Includes 6 different chocolate samples and a classic hot chocolate.
£5.90Full Price
Book though York Cocoa House

01. 10. 2017
11:30am
Chocolate Model Making
Chocolate Model Making

Venue: York Cocoa House

Create your own chocolate model that you can paint and decorate beautifully with edible chocolate paints and sweets with York Cocoa House
York Cocoa House will show you how to create your own chocolate masterpiece, you'll then learn how to professionally temper the chocolate so you make and decorate your chocolate model before beautifully packaging them to take them home to show off, share or just enjoy.
£17.50Full Price
Book online at York Cocoa House Children are welcome with an accompanied adult.

01. 10. 2017
1:30pm
approx. 1 hr long
Chocolate Truffle Making
Chocolate Truffle Making

Venue: York Cocoa House

Join York Cocoa House to show you how to create 12 of your own chocolate truffles
You'll then learn how to professionally temper the chocolate so you can hand dip and then decorate your chocolates before beautifully packaging them to take them home to show off, share or just enjoy.
£17.50Full Price
Child £12.50Full Price
Family £55.00Full Price
Book though York Cocoa House Children are welcome with accompanied adult.

01. 10. 2017
3pm
5pm
Cheese & Tea Pairing Workshop
Cheese & Tea Pairing Workshop

Venue: The Grange Hotel, Bootham

Learn to pair cheese + tea, the unique new trend on the Food + Drink scene with "Tours in a dish".
Discover the secrets of this unusual pairing and uncover flavours you never thought existed in either your ‘cuppa or your cheese. 8 cheeses are matched with 8 loose-leaf teas provided by LOVE Cheese and Hebden Tea Company, respectively. An unpretentious, fun-filled and discovery-full afternoon. .
£45.00Full Price
Book through eventbrite Tours in a Dish book via email here
Relax in the elegant though informal and historic settings of The Grange Hotel’s Drawing Room and indulge in an afternoon of tea, cheese and flavourful discoveries. At the end of the afternoon, you will have gained a thorough understanding of the differences between white, green, oolong, black and Pu’er teas and will have unlocked the secrets to pairing cheese and tea. Interesting snippets on the rich history of tea-taking will abound and laughter is guaranteed. If you enjoy cheese and tea, come along! No need to have a taster’s palate, this event is all about taking the time to play with flavours. *Please do note that some of the cheeses will be raw-milk cheeses.

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