Festival Programme

23rd September to 2nd October 2022

All day activities

23 Sep - 2 Oct 2022

Taste of Chez Mal

23 - 2 Oct 2022 Malmaison York, 2 Rougier Street York YO90 1UU

Join Malmaison for a Taste of Chez Mal experience at a special festival discounted rate

Enjoy a variety of sharing starters from the menu and a mouth-watering sharing steak for two.

Our branded Malbec is the perfect accompaniment to savour the evening in style and luxury with impeccable service at the core.

Each night from 6pm for our Taste of Chez Mal Experience

• £50.00 per person

• Sharing starters

• Chateaubriand sharing steak for two

• Bottle of Malmaison Malbec

This will run all week from 23rd September to 2nd October 2022.

Please contact the brasserie team once you have booked your ticket to secure your time slot. E-mail brasserie.york@malmaison.com or call +44 (0) 1904 946 060.

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£50 Per Person
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23 Sep 2022

Nidhoggr Mead Company

Demonstration Theatre, St Sampson's Square 14:00 until 15:00

A mead tasting and talk on the history of mead with Nidhoggr Mead Company

23 Sep 2022

Cocoa & Drams: A Whisky & Chocolate Evening

Micklegate Social, 148-150 Micklegate York YO1 6JX 19:00 until 21:00

What better way to celebrate the start of the York Food & Drink Festival than an evening trying 6x delightful whiskies with 6x delicious paired chocolates.

£37.06 Per Person
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25 Sep - 2 Oct 2022

Yorkshire International Tea Festival

25 - 2 Oct 2022 York Mansion House, St Helen’s Square, York, YO1 9QL

The Yorkshire International Tea Festival is a celebration of the history of Tea

The Yorkshire International Tea Festival will feature an exhibition of the history of tea-making in both China and in Yorkshire at York Mansion House from Sunday 25 September across York, and with refreshments at tea houses and hotels which offer tea-drinking experiences until Sunday 2 October.

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25 Sep 2022

Pairings Wine Tasting

Demonstration Theatre, St Sampson's Square 16:00 until 17:30

A tutored wine tasting with the experts from Pairings, Castlegate.

Join Sommelier Alex from Pairings Wine Bar for an experience in Wine & Food matching. During this guided tasting you will enjoy three fine wines carefully paired with cheese or charcuterie. Alex will discuss the food and wine origin and the how and why of food and wine pairing.

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£15 Per Person
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25 Sep 2022

Malbec Wine Tasting Dinner

The Chopping Block, 25 Walmgate York YO1 9TX 01904 629 222 19:00 until 22:00

Lucy Hjort will be showcasing 7 wines served alongside a 2 course meal from The Chopping Block at Walmgate Ale House

Hosted by wine expert Lucy Hjort from Melton’s, this Malbec tasting will feature 7 wines served alongside a 2 course menu from the team at The Chopping Block including Beef Daube and a cheese course.

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£45 Per Person
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28 Sep 2022

Nyetimber ‘Perfectly British’ Luncheon

Middlethorpe Hall, Bishopthorpe Road York YO23 2GB 12:30 until 15:30

Nyetimber Ambassador Helen MacKenzie will introduce the ‘Perfectly British’ luncheon with a sumptuous four-course menu carefully paired with Nyetimber wines.

Middlethorpe Hall is delighted to welcome back Helen MacKenzie, Nyetimber Ambassador, to host the ‘Perfectly British’ Luncheon and introduce a selection of superb British wines from Nyetimber.

Head Chef Ashley Binder has created his special perfectly British four-course menu, to which Helen has carefully paired a selection of Nyetimber wines.

12.30pm – Pre-luncheon drinks and canapes

1.15pm – Four-course luncheon menu


Cornish Crab
Cucumber, yuzu, sorrel

Scottish Salmon
Lobster dumpling, langoustine bisque, fennel

Yorkshire Lamb
Yellison, garden tomato, basil

Nyetimber Poached Peach
White chocolate, vanilla, Bellini

Pettit Fours

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£79 Per Person
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28 Sep 2022

York Gin Tasting

Demonstration Theatre, St Sampson's Square 16:00 until 17:00

Join an exclusive hour-long gin tasting with the York Gin experts.

– Learn to drink gin like a pro – with tips and tricks you’ll use for all the gins you taste in future.

– Enjoy generous tasters of all York Gin’s award-winning range of six world-class gins with their recommended Fever-Tree mixers

– Learn about gin’s fascinating and sometimes hilarious history and legends

– Find out how gin is made

– Ask all the gin questions you’ve always wanted to ask but were too afraid to ask

Just £5 for this brilliant hour-long gin tasting class with York Gin’s famously knowledgeable experts.

Book tickets (£5 each) – limited spaces

You’ll also get:

– 20% off a G&T at the York Gin tent

– 10% off bottles from the York Gin shops

Just show your ticket to get your discounts.

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£5 Per Person
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29 Sep 2022

Champagne Gardet Lunch

22 Yards Wine, 21 High Petergate York, ENG YO1 7EN United Kingdom 12:00 until 14:00

22 Yards are excited to host the President of Champagne Gardet, Christophe Prieux.

Christophe will present a talk about one of France’s great Champagne houses, established in 1895.

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Call 01904651215 to book your place.

£25 Per Person
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29 Sep 2022

Sherry Tasting with Ambiente

Demonstration Theatre, St Sampson's Square 16:00 until 17:30

Join Ambiente’s Sherry expert Rob Scott-South to learn all about the world of Sherry.

Sherry Knight (yes really!) Rob is an expert on all things sherry. He will present the sherries you’ll be trying as well as teaching you about the sherry triangle, the Solera System (the way that sherry is produced), the different styles of sherries and how they pair with certain foods.

A 50ml measure of all five sherries will be served alongside a small nibble chosen to highlight the taste and nuances of each type.

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£15 Per Person
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1 Oct 2022

Brew York Beer Tasting Session

Demonstration Theatre, St Sampson's Square 16:00 until 17:00

Join the experts from 2022 SIBA award winner, Brew York, to hear about – and more importantly TASTE – some of their incredible beer range.

Brew York founders Wayne Smith & Lee Grabham will be hosting a live tasting session and sampling four of the brewery’s most popular beers, including;
Juice Forsyth – a tropical fruit IPA
Haze of Thunder – a modern pale ale
Tonkoko – a silky-smooth milk stout
A limited seasonal special release – who doesn’t love a surprise?
During the session, Wayne & Lee will take you on a journey explaining the history of Brew York with an insight into the world of craft beer production and there will be a chance to ask your own questions.

Tickets are £5 to include 4 x beers.

Please note whilst all the beers are vegetarian, not all are vegan.

Please pick up a flyer at the event to get 10% off Brew York beer at their York venues on Walmgate or at Handley Park.

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£5 Per Person
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