Friday 29th Sept

All day activities

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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

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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
10am
4pm
St Crux - Serving the community
St Crux - Serving the community

Venue: St Crux, Pavement

St Crux are serving the community food & drink and helping local charities with a new charity chosen each time. Today's charity is York Philharmonic Male Voice Choir.
Free entry

29. 09. 2017
10am
Schools Workshops
Schools Workshops

Venue: The Guildhall (off St Helen's Square)

During the Festival, we run workshops for schools from across the city. Morning and afternoon sessions available, with activities include pasta making, bread making & chocolate tasting!
Free entry
for Schools. To be involved, please email

29. 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

29. 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.

29. 09. 2017
Noon
Sara Danesin Medio Demonstration
Sara Danesin Medio Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Masterchef finalist Sara Danesin Medio demonstrates.
Free entry

29. 09. 2017
Tours at 12:30, 2:00, 3:30 and 5:00 pm
Lasts approx. 40 min.
York Brewery Tour
York Brewery Tour

Venue: York Brewery

Explore York Brewery with a guided tour. Watch and learn the brewing experience from grain to glass.
Cost includes guided tour and 4 mini-pint (1/3) tasters. The tour takes place on the 1st floor and access is via one flight of stairs. The tour is also standing only, however if you let us know, we can accommodate a small number of seated patrons for the first part of the tour.
Student £6.00
Child £4.00
£8.00Full Price
For bookings please phone 01904 621162 or email

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
1pm
Steph Moon Demonstration
Steph Moon Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Great British Menu, Yorkshire Food Scene star Steph Moon and consultant chef for Rudding Park demonstrates.
Free entry

29. 09. 2017
1:30pm, 3:30pm and 5:30pm
Tour lasts approx. 45-60min
BrewYork Brewery Tour
BrewYork Brewery Tour

Venue: Walmgate, Energise Complex

Join one of BrewYork's brewers and be guided through the brewing process. Enjoy some beer samples along the journey.
Includes 4 x 1/3 pint samples
£8.00Full Price
Book through BrewYork: website

29. 09. 2017
2pm
Dean Court Hotel Demonstration
Dean Court Hotel Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Demonstration from chef John Malia from the Dean Court Hotel.
Free entry

29. 09. 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

29. 09. 2017
3pm
Cosy Club Cocktail Demonstration
Cosy Club Cocktail Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Join the Cosy Club for a cocktail demonstration from some of York’s finest! Witness Cosy Club taking you through some of their well-known cocktail recipes.
Free entry

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
4pm
Sharmini Thomas Demonstration
Sharmini Thomas Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

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

29. 09. 2017
5pm
until 9pm
York's Little Festival of Live Music
York's Little Festival of Live Music

Venue: Large Marquee, Parliament Street

A working week has come to an end, join YLFM for an evening of live music.
In the middle of street food traders and festival bars, an evening of live music performed by some of Yorkshire’s finest musicians. Click 'more' to see who is performing.
Free entry
Contributions to York Mind taken through the evening
5pm Kitty VR
Kitty VR is a 17 year old singer/songwriter based in York, with a distinctive acoustic style. Kitty plays a wide range of unusual covers alongside her own material. Kitty is insanely talent and one to look out for!
6pm Bull
A Yorkshire Britpop band, Bull are heavily influenced by the 90s American rock era and perform at festivals across the UK and beyond. They write and arrange their own songs and are regularly compared to the likes of The Smashing Pumpkins and Wolf Alice. Bull know how to captivate an audience and their performance should not be missed!
7pm Andy Doonan
A compelling voice, an intimate acoustic sound and a powerful performance made up of honest and heartfelt songs, Andy Doonan is one of Yorkshire’s finest musicians. Having taking a hiatus from the music scene, Andy is back and making his return to the music scene at this year’s festival. Expect a performance like no other!
8pm The Blueprints
Power-pop band The Blueprints are back after a break from the music scene. The band are masters of thrilling shows, which are filled with joy and humour, an experience that translates easily to audiences who become happy participants in the live arena.
Crisp melodies weave amongst spacious, percussive guitar textures, drums flail and spin, and pianos punch the tunes home with hook-laden basslines. They set the pace and only let up for singer Stu's charmingly wayward banter between songs. Melody, harmony, rhythm and big tunes are all things you'll find at a typical 'Prints show........which are rarely typical.....

During the music event donation buckets will be available for those who wish to donate to our charity of the year, York Mind, which supports local people with mental ill-health.

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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 Sold Out
For more information visit Gareth Morgan's website

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