Festival Programme

23rd September to 2nd October 2022

All day activities

23 Sep - 2 Oct 2022

Champagne Afternoon Tea

23 - 2 Oct 2022 Middletons Hotel, Skeldergate, York YO1 6DU

Created by their experienced pastry chef, Middletons Afternoon Tea is a firm favourite for any celebration, occasion or treat.

Served daily in their restaurant, this is a treasured tradition of delicious and imaginative offerings full of great quality ingredients and tempting flavours.

Champagne Afternoon tea £26.00 per person (normally £34.00 per person – a saving of £8 per person)

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£26 Per PersonCall the Restaurant Team on 01904 611570 to book your table. Quote York Food and Drink Festival when booking
23 Sep - 2 Oct 2022

Shambles Plates

23 - 2 Oct 2022 Demonstration Theatre, St Sampson's Square

Grab a plate of meats, cheeses, or cured fish to eat at St Sampson’s square.  All sourced from the neighbouring Shambles area.

Treat yourself to a platter of delicious fish, meat or cheese (with vegan option available) to enjoy in at the counter, in the York Gin and Fizz Bar enclosure or while taking in one of our chef demonstrations. Sourced from Shambles Market (or alongside) all this produce has great provenance and we’ve been sure to choose the best.

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23 Sep - 2 Oct 2022

Taste Trails

23 - 2 Oct 2022

Work your way around some York enjoying samples at a range of deli’s, restaurants and suppliers. Collect or purchase your trail leaflet from the Information Point on Parliament St any day between 1000-1600

This year we have two Taste Trails for you to enjoy. We’ve named these after two of our favourite York landmarks, The Minster and York Castle. Each trail features around 20 stops to sample the best of York’s food scene as well as a tasting hub with more samples to enjoy. The Castle Trail Tasting hub can be found in Coppergate and the Minster Tasting Hub is in the Museum Gardens.

Businesses participating in the Minster trail:

Impossible Wonderbar
Fudge kitchen
The Larder Club
Rosa’s Thai
Rafi’s Spicebox
York’s Chocolate Story
Forest @ Galtres Lodge
Taylor Made Kitchen
Love Cheese
Shambles Sausage & Pie company
Supersonic Cafe
Fancy Hanks
Il Gusto
Barley Hall Cafe
Explore Hungate reading cafe

Businesses participating in the Castle trail

Middletons Hotel
Dark Horse Espresso Bar
York Cocoa Works
Brew York
Little Blondie Bakehouse
Merchant Adventurers
The Chopping Block at Walmgate Ale House
Good Food Shop
Divine Coffee
YO31 Pizza
The Angel on the Green

NB: Participants are subject to change.

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£6 Per Person(click through for all tickets)
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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 - 2 Oct 2022

Chocolate Bar Making Workshop

23 - 2 Oct 2022 York Cocoa Works, 10 Castlegate York YO1 9RG

York is home to the world’s most famous chocolate bars and brands, and there is a lot of love here in the chocolate city for all things cocoa. Join us in our academy and learn how to create your very own chocolate bar. You will discover our cocoa origins, we will show you how to work with tempered chocolate, and you will experiment with different flavours to perfect your masterpiece! Once the bars have set, you will be able to enjoy your beautifully wrapped creations at home.

During this workshop you will:

Discover where cocoa comes from and its origins
Learn we manufacture our chocolate here on site
Try a selection of our own white, milk and dark chocolate
Then work with your chosen chocolate to mould and design a chocolate bar
Flavour & Decorate your chocolate bar
This workshop is £22.50* per participant making a 200g chocolate bar.

Children under 5 are welcome to assist full paying participants in the creation of a chocolate bar.

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£22.50 Per Person
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23 Sep 2022

Hidden Gems Food Tour of York

11:30 until 14:30

Tours in a Dish are passionate about food, people and stories. Their Food Tours and Experiences take you off the beaten path and into the culinary heart of York.

– Between 2.5-3 hour guided tour of York

– All food + drink served at venues we visit

– Visit to 5 unique, hidden food + drink venues in York

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£55 Per Person
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23 Sep 2022

Yorkshire Appetite Food Tour

Meet outside York Art Gallery 12:00 until 15:30

Taste your way around the centre of York. Yorkshire Appetite will take you on a culinary and cultural adventure stopping at five of the city’s independents.

£55 Per Person
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23 Sep 2022

The Grand Cookery School

Demonstration Theatre, St Sampson's Square 12:00 until 13:00

A demonstration from the Head Tutor of The Cookery School at The Grand Hotel

Newly recruited Head Tutor Marc Williams will be making his debut at York Food Festival with this demonstration.

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23 Sep 2022

Rosa’s Thai

Demonstration Theatre, St Sampson's Square 13:00 until 14:00

Rosa’s Thai bring the flavours of Thailand to our Demonstration Theatre

Having opened recently on Coney Street, Rosa’s Thai is a making a strong first impression on York

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23 Sep 2022

Food Factory

13:00 until 16:00

Get hands on with food at our free-to-enjoy Food Factory Activities.

Have you ever wondered how basic ingredients become the foods we love? Get to grips with the processes involved in the Food Factory!

The Food Factory takes you on a hands-on tour exploring the production of several well known food items and York itself. It’s a great opportunity to get your hands dirty (if you want to) making some of these foods yourselves and at each station you’ll get something to try or takeaway!

Locations: Coppergate Centre & the Museum Gardens.

Price: FREE. If you can, we kindly ask for donations to cover food costs.

Due to the technical nature of some of the workshops this activity is most suitable to Adults and Family groups with children over 5, but if you want to bring your little one along there’s still plenty for them to do!

Activities are available each day including smoking your own food, making pasta, bread, butter, chocolate lollipops, biscuits & ice-cream.  The activity is available on a first come first serve basis.

For groups of 10 and more, please email admin@yorkfoodfestival.com

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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

Ippuku Tea House

Demonstration Theatre, St Sampson's Square 15:00 until 16:00

Ippuku Tea House on Blake Streets a vegan friendly & gluten free Japanese Tea House

Fran from Ippuku Tea House will be demonstrating vegan dishes

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23 Sep 2022

Taylor Made Kitchen

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

Christian from Taylor Made Kitchen will be demonstrating his signature Macaroni Cheese

The Taylor Made Kitchen on Shambles Market dishes out hearty portions of great food all prepared from scratch

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23 Sep 2022

Live for St Leonard’s

Entertainment Marquee, Parliament St 17:00 until 21:00

Live For St Leonard’s’ is returning as part of York Food & Drink Festival 2022!

This local music charity event, taking place across eight days, is in aid of St Leonard’s Hospice, featuring live performances from musicians based in York and the surrounding area. Details of individual acts and performance times can be found on the ‘Live for St Leonards’ Facebook event page.

All the live music events are free to attend, and St Leonard’s staff and volunteers will be collecting donations during the performances. Last year’s event raised over £4,500 for the charity which has become the target to beat in 2022.

5pm – Simon Snaize
6pm – Sun King
7pm – Bryony Drake
8pm – Harrison Rimmer

for more information and updates please visit our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Live4StLeonards

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23 Sep 2022

Kitty VR

St Sampson's Square 18:30 until 20:30

A evening of live music with Kitty VR in collaboration with York Gin

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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