Sunday 1st Oct

All day activities

Events in Date / Time Order:

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
10:30am
Until 12.30pm
Kids' Activities- Little Vikings & Cocoa House
Kids' Activities- Little Vikings & Cocoa House

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Free kids' activities on both weekends of the festival!
Join Little Viking's and York Cocoa House who will be delivering a range of activities for children.

01. 10. 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

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
1pm
Florian Poirot Demonstration
Florian Poirot Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Join Florian Poirot, Master Pâtissier for a demonstration on sugar.
Free entry

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
2pm
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

01. 10. 2017
From 2pm onwards
Cut & Chase Cocktail Masterclass
Cut & Chase Cocktail Masterclass

Venue: Cut & Chase, Goodramgate

Get together and learn from the professionals how to make some of our speciality cocktails.
Each masterclass will have a dedicated mixologist who will talk you through each cocktail step by step in our cosy bar area. Groups of 6 or more. For more information visit their website: Cut & Chase
£25.00Full Price
To book email Cut & Chase here or through their website or telephone at 01904655068

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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01. 10. 2017
3pm
Sharmini Thomas Demonstration
Sharmini Thomas Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Demonstration from Sharmini Thomas, York's Indian Cookery Guru.
Free entry

01. 10. 2017
3pm
Guided Historic Pub Walk
Guided Historic Pub Walk

Venue: Royal Oak, Goodramgate

From the 8th to the 20th centuries, discover the history of York's beer & pub heritage and much more by taking a guided walk through York City Centre.
Concession £4.00
£5.00Full Price
To book call 07506570234 or email
A fun guided walk through the city centre to see and hear about York's historic pubs and their rich history.
The walks will be held: 23rd, 24th, 30th September and 1st October at 3.00pm and 28th September at 7.00pm.
The walk takes approximately 1.5-2 hours, (half an hour longer if the optional refreshment break is taken).
All walks start at the Royal Oak.

The walks will cover 12-15 of York's heritage & historic pubs and the people, events and spirits associated with them. Hear about the changing use of York's historic buildings and the pub history of York over 1500 years, from regulation to riots.
The guide is an experienced city guide who will offer some of York's darker history as well as general city history when requested.
Due to limited numbers, booking is recommended to guarantee a place.
Anyone wishing to organise a tour for 6 or more people at a different time or day should contact Keith Martin to arrange a mutually convenient time.

All proceeds from the walk go to a local charity scheme- Keep Your Pet.
This is a collaboration between Age UK York and RSPCA York & Harrogate District to look after the pets of people with short term medical problems.

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