All day activities

Highlights

Taste Trail

21 - 30 Sep 2018

The Taste Trail allows you to relish a series of little samples in a wide variety of food retailers around the city.  Buy two booklets for £8 and spend the day exploring.

Please note, while this a popular family activity, a minority of the samples are of alcohol.

Two for £8 or £5for a single voucher booklet

Booklets can be purchased and picked up at the information point on St Sampsons Square

The Food Factory

21 - 30 Sep 2018 St Sampson's Square

The most substantial hands on learning opportunity at the Festival is the new “Food Factory”.  A family ticket for nearly two hours of entertainment is £15.  Participants learn to make bread, butter, pasta and ice-cream, preserve fish and make cheese, if that’s not enough the visit is rounded off with a chocolate activity in the York Cocoa Works.

The Food Factory is situated on St Sampson’s square alongside the demonstration area and a new pop-up bar and street food area.

Opening times:

Weekends (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) from 10:30am with last entry at 4:00pm

Midweek (Monday – Thursday) from 3:30pm with last entry at 4:00pm

 

Family Ticket (includes additional activity at York Cocoa Works)£15Adults £7, Children £5, under 5 free
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28 Sep 2018

The Festival Wine Fair

Doubletree by Hilton (formerly the Monkbar Hotel) 19:30 until 21:30

Compare wine offerings from both major supermarkets and independent suppliers – you get a glass and it’s time to explore.

Confirmed so far are York Independents, Love Cheese, York’s specialist wine and cheese shop, and L’UVA Vino e Cucina, York’s newest Italian restaurant and specialist Italian wine importers. You’ll also be able to sample and compare the best wines from Majestic wines, Booths, Co-op, M&S, Spar, Aldi, Lidl, Morrisons and Waitrose.

This evening, arranged by Christine Austin, wine critic and writer for the Yorkshire Post, in collaboration with the Festival, is a brilliant opportunity to ‘try before you buy’!

£22.50Over 18s only
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18 Sep 2018

A Tasting with Hugh Crichton, Vidal Estate Winemaker

Pairings 19:00 until 21:00

Join Pairings for an evening of food and wine pairing, discussing the history, geography and nuances of the multi-award winning Vidal Estate in the famous new Zealand appellation Hawkes Bay. Taste a range of six wines including sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and syrah. All the wines will be expertly paired with 3-4 bite canapes by their in house sommeliers.

York Beer & Cider Festival

19 - 22 Sep 2018 York Knavesmire

Yorkshire’s biggest beer festival returns, from 19th – 22nd September, to the beautiful 150 acres of tree-lined parkland called York Knavesmire with 500+ beers and 100+ ciders.

Held in a huge marquee in the ClockTower Enclosure opposite the York Racecourse Grandstand, it features beers and ciders from all over the UK as well as a foreign beer bar, world wines, a food village and massive outside beer garden. For more details head to their website

More information
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Taste Trail

21 - 30 Sep 2018

The Taste Trail allows you to relish a series of little samples in a wide variety of food retailers around the city.  Buy two booklets for £8 and spend the day exploring.

Please note, while this a popular family activity, a minority of the samples are of alcohol.

Two for £8 or £5for a single voucher booklet

Booklets can be purchased and picked up at the information point on St Sampsons Square

The Food Factory

21 - 30 Sep 2018 St Sampson's Square

The most substantial hands on learning opportunity at the Festival is the new “Food Factory”.  A family ticket for nearly two hours of entertainment is £15.  Participants learn to make bread, butter, pasta and ice-cream, preserve fish and make cheese, if that’s not enough the visit is rounded off with a chocolate activity in the York Cocoa Works.

The Food Factory is situated on St Sampson’s square alongside the demonstration area and a new pop-up bar and street food area.

Opening times:

Weekends (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) from 10:30am with last entry at 4:00pm

Midweek (Monday – Thursday) from 3:30pm with last entry at 4:00pm

 

Call to book at 01904 654036 or email us at admin@yorkfoodfestival.com

Family Ticket (includes additional activity at York Cocoa Works)£15Adults £7, Children £5, under 5 free
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Little Vikings Recipe Trail

21 - 30 Sep 2018 York

Explore York collecting tasty recipes from 10 foodie locations. Little Vikings have designed this trail especially for the Festival!

Book now to reserve your free recipe hunt pack and collect from the Festival’s Info Point

Macmillan coffee and cake

21 - 30 Sep 2018 Food Hub , St Sampson's Square, York 09:00 until 17:00

Come to the Food Hub to buy coffee and cake and support Macmillan. Coffee and cake will be provided by Jo’s Kitchen with 25% of sales being donated to Macmillan Cancer

21 Sep 2018

Coffee and chocolate tasting – a sensory delight

York Cocoa Works, Castlegate 11:00 until 12:00

Taking a lead from the “Slow Food” movement the “Taste Workshops” are an opportunity to learn more about local produce from producers and experts.

Join York Coffee Emporium and York Cocoa Works for a compare and contrast sensory journey of the processes involved in taking the raw bean – coffee and cocoa –  to cup.

Your journey will cover;  how cocoa beans and coffee beans are grown and harvested, the techniques of cocoa and coffee roasting to optimise the delicious flavours, how to recognise the variety of flavours when tasting coffee and chocolate, and finally, tasting the optimum coffee and chocolate partnership.

A match made in heaven!

£5Booking details to follow
21 Sep 2018

Rafi’s Spicebox Demo

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 12:00 until 12:30

See Rafi’s spicebox in our demonstration area on St Sampson’s Square

Free
21 Sep 2018

James MacKenzie

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 13:00 until 13:30

James will be demonstrating Michelin starred dishes from The Pipe and Glass, where he is Chef/Proprietor, and his award-winning cookbook, On the Menu

Free
21 Sep 2018

Jon Appleby

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 14:00 until 14:30

Jon Appleby, Head Chef at The Blue Lion Inn in East Witton, near Leyburn, will be demonstrating

 

The Blue Lion Inn, an 18th century Inn which is nestled in the heart of Wensleydale. The quintessential English coaching Inn has been run by Paul and Helen Klein for nearly 30 years and has been visited by high profile guests, including Jamie Oliver.  They pride themselves in running a friendly, relaxed atmosphere with great food and are both very excited about Jon launching on to the food festival scene.

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Free
21 Sep 2018

Jessica Gardham

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 15:00 until 15:30

MasterChef quarter finalist, and York resident, Jessica Gardham will be demonstrating some of the dishes that got her through to this years MasterChef quarterfinal

Free
21 Sep 2018

Pizza masterclass

Jamie's Italian, York 15:00 until 16:00

Jamie’s italian will be offering the chance to be in a Pizza Passion Session, of which you will be involved in the construction Jamie Oliver’s famous Sour Dough Pizzas, learning about the incredible stories and History of the finest ingredient’s on the market,with some of the most exceptional British producers in the UK & Italy and best of all tasting these epic dishes at the end of the session!!!! Bellissimo

£11.50
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21 Sep 2018

York Chocolate Story

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 16:00 until 16:30

The talented expert chocolatiers at York’s Chocolate Story will be holding live demonstrations throughout the festival. Discover the art of the chocolatier, the sweet history of York and how to taste like a professional connoisseur!

Free
21 Sep 2018

York’s Little Festival of Live Music

Entertainment Marquee, Parliament Street, York 17:00 until 21:00

York’s Little Festival of Live Music is returning to the York Food and Drink Festival this September with plenty more exciting acts for you to discover.

Friday 21 September
– Molly Teasdale
A young singer-songwriter from Malton, Molly Teasdale is an acoustic pop performer who is fast becoming recognised as one of North Yorkshire’s finest performers
– The Rusty Pegs
Formed in the summer of 2011, The Rusty Pegs are a band whose love of country music knows no limits.
– Andy Doonan
Radio 1’s Tom Deacon has compared Doonan’s compelling voice to that of Bon Jovi. Combining this with an intimate acoustic sound and alternative influences results in a powerful performance made up of honest, heartfelt songs.
– Bull
Regarded as one of the finest BritPop bands in the North of England, Bull are back in their hometown of York after a hugely successful American and European tour. Filled with high energy songs, Bull are a band not to be missed!

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Free
21 Sep 2018

Fall in Love With Organic – wine tasting at BNHO

Spark:York, 17-21 Piccadilly York YO1 9PB 17:00 until 19:00

As part of the York Food and Drinks Festival we want to introduce you to a delicious range of organic, natural and biodynamic wines from our favourite independent vineyards.

Tickets include x6 125ml glasses of fabulous wines. Discounts also available in our Bottle Shop and at the bar at Spark:York for ticket holders.

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21 Sep 2018

Pinot Noir Tasting

The Chopping Block at Walmgate Ale House 19:30 until 21:30

Join Christine Austin, wine writer for the Yorkshire Post, for an evening exploring Pinot Noir, the grape of classic Burgundy. Pinot is often regarded as the wine growers greatest challenge, producing delicate ethereal wines of great complexity and interest, in some of the worlds cooler vineyards. The evenings tasting will be followed by a 2-course meal at the Chopping Block, Michael Hjort’s new restaurant above Walmgate Ale House.

22 Sep 2018

Fossgate Produce Market

Fossgate, York 10:00 until 17:00

The Festival’s market will be extending into Fossgate on both Saturdays of the Festival. This extension of the Festival market highlights mainly Yorkshire micro-producers.

Free Entry
22 Sep 2018

Little Vikings morning activities

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 10:00 until 12:00

Little Vikings and friends will be taking over the demo tent in the mornings of both Festival weekends to run a series of free activities for children. In today’s session you’ll find, York’s Chocolate Story with their KitKat tower and Smarties activities, Little Bites Cookery School doing a cookery activity and noughte Food doing a biscuit decorating activity.

  • Make edible paint with Little Bites Cookery School
  • Learn about and decorate gingerbread with Nought-E Food: Come and learn about the history Of gingerbread and decorate your own gingerbread shape with coloured icing, sparkles and edible glitter. The Nought E Food Co is an independent outside catering company based in York.
  • Join Technology in Play for some slimy store cupboard science! Get hands on and messy as we explore the secret science in your kitchen!
  • Have a go at the York’s Chocolate Story KitKat and Smartie challenges!
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Free
22 Sep 2018

Love Yor-K High Street Campaign Roadshow

Kings Square 11:00 until 16:00

Local retailers are joining forces with the Minster FM roadshow to remind everyone what a fantastic place York is for shopping.  Join us and sign our petition to government, which will ask for reforms to Help High Streets across the UK.

Our call to Local Residents.

  • Think local (look to your high street first rather than online only)
  • Shop local (spend money in your local high street)
  • Support local (jobs)
  • Enjoy local (experiences you cannot get online!)
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Free
22 Sep 2018

Craig Atchinson

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 13:00 until 13:30

Executive chef of the Grand hotel and Spa, York’s only 5 star hotel, will be demonstrating dishes from his 3 AA Rosette restaurant, Hudsons.

Free
22 Sep 2018

Olli Farrar

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 14:00 until 14:30

Masterchef the professionals finalist 2011, Roux scholarship finalist 2013, join chef consultant Olli Farrar for his demonstration

Join award winning chef Olli Farrar as he demonstrates his celebrated dishes using produce from Yorkshire and his own cottage garden.

Olli aims to bring his passion for quality cooking and presentation, combined with the very best ingredients into your home. His desire is to share this via individual tutorials in addition to services provided as a private catering company.

Specialising in ‘Master Class’ tuition, Olli Cooks is an exclusive catering company whose bespoke menus are the highlight in several country houses and farmhouse kitchens throughout the county.

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Free
22 Sep 2018

York Chocolate Story

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 15:00 until 15:30

The talented expert chocolatiers at York’s Chocolate Story will be holding live demonstrations throughout the festival. Discover the art of the chocolatier, the sweet history of York and how to taste like a professional connoisseur!

Free
22 Sep 2018

Taster Session at the YNC Kitchen

The YNC Kitchen, Spark, Spark 17-21 Piccadilly, YO1 9PB York 15:00 until 16:00

Taste the full York Nuturing Company menu prepared with intercepted food that would have been thrown away!

What would you do with 17 Gammons? How about a box full of Mushrooms?

At the YNC kitchen we are constantly innovating our menu to effectively handle the volumes of produce that we intercept from being thrown in the bin! A lot of the food we receive has weeks left on it’s Best Before dates and certainly none of it is past it’s Use By!

Book your place now to taste test our AMAZING Curries, Grilled Artisan Sandwiches, Soups & our very popular Spiced Indian Wraps. An array of FRESHLY BAKED Cakes & Scones served with our FROM SCRATCH Peach Preserve and Whipped Cream will also be available.

£15pp will get you a place at our Table

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22 Sep 2018

Adam Jackson

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 16:00 until 16:30

Adam Jackson Chef patron of the three AA rosette restaurant The Park will be demonstrating

Free
22 Sep 2018

York’s Little Festival of Live Music

17:00 until 21:00

York’s Little Festival of Live Music will be returning to the York Food and Drink Festival this September with plenty more exciting acts for you to discover.

The festival will take place in The Music Marquee on Parliament Street.

Saturday 22 September
– Stan Smith
Former lead singer of Mulholland, singer-songwriter Stan Smith will be showcasing his new Americana and Folk tunes as well as a few covers.
– Laura Kindelan
Laura plays easy listening, jazzy pop – just her and her guitar. Playing her original music with a few covers thrown in, she is sure to entertain you with her intricate guitar style and great stage presence.
– Jess Gardham
A funk and soul tingling performer, award winning singer-songwriter Jess Gardham will be returning to York’s Little Festival of Live Music after rave reviews in 2016. Jess has supported the likes of The Shires, KT Tunstall, Paul Carrack and more!
– Ava Rose and Charlie Daykin
Former members of Kitsch, Ava and Charlie play original acoustic soulful pop inspired by the likes of Amy Winehouse, Carole King and Leanne La Havas.

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Free
22 Sep 2018

Rosé Around the World with Karen Hardwick

The Chopping Block at Walmgate Ale House 19:30 until 22:00

From palest pink, light and delicate to richer and more serious wines , sparkling and sweet we will explore the complexities and subtleties of rose wine. Karen will guide you through an array of Rosé including pink Champagne as well as Whispering Angel from Provence. Whispering Angel is possibly the world’s best known luxury rose. The evening will be accompanied by a three course dinner from Yorkshire Chef, and Festival Director, Michael Hjort.

23 Sep 2018

Oi! FaceCake! – Icons of Cake workshop

Spark 10:00 until 13:00

In 3 hours Oi! Face Cake! can show you how to decorate a 6″ x 4″ shaped and covered FaceCake base, adding hair, features and painting on details. You then get to take your finished cakes home in a mini cake box.
This workshop is held as part of the York Food Festival and celebrates our favourite cake makers – think Delia, Nigella, Mary and more!
You’ll be given all the tools you need to complete your Face Cake – it’ll be a hoot!

23 Sep 2018

Little Vikings morning activities

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 10:00 until 12:00

Little Vikings and friends will be taking over the demo tent in the mornings of both Festival weekends to run a series of free activities for children.

  • Learn about formidable Victorian confectioner Mary Craven with Ingenues: Would you like to invent sweet treats and start your own sweet shop? Come along to the Ingenues stand in the Little Vikings Tent to learn about brilliant Yorkshire sweetmaker Mary Ann Craven, and follow in her footsteps, making your own sweets and designing packaging to take home with you. Open to children over the age of 4.
  • Have a go at the York’s Chocolate Story KitKat and Smartie challenges!
  • Test out your French skills with Lingotot York.
More information
Free
23 Sep 2018

Rafi’s Spicebox Demo

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 13:00 until 13:30

Rafi’s Spicebox will be demonstrating

Free
23 Sep 2018

Demijon Tasting

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 14:00 until 14:30

Demijohn, York’s liquid Deli, will be showcasing their products and giving you a chance to sample a few!

Free
23 Sep 2018

York Chocolate Story

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 15:00 until 15:30

The talented expert chocolatiers at York’s Chocolate Story will be holding live demonstrations throughout the festival. Discover the art of the chocolatier, the sweet history of York and how to taste like a professional connoisseur!

Free
23 Sep 2018

Sharmini Thomas

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 16:00 until 17:00

Sharmini Thomas, indian cookery guru, will be demonstrating Curries from Food Paradise-Kerala, India. Experience the journey of creating authentic flavoured curries from the land of spices Kerala with fresh and locally sourced Yorkshire produce.

Sharmini will also be teaming up with Coconut Lagoon Restaurant to raise funds for Kerala Flood Relief by running a street food stand today on St Sampsons Square. They will be selling authentic Kerala dishes.

Free
23 Sep 2018

York’s Little Festival of Live Music

17:00 until 21:00

York’s Little Festival of Live Music will be returning to the York Food and Drink Festival this September with plenty more exciting acts for you to discover.

The festival will take place in The Music Marquee on Parliament Street.

Sunday 23 September
– Leather’o
A high-energy Alternative Celtic / Gypsy Band based in York, who play all-acoustic original and traditional tunes.
– Bruni
One to watch out for, Bruni is a four-piece Viking-inspired band who formed in 2017. They have received huge acclaim for their interpretations of Norse Folk/traditional songs and have performed at the likes of Bolton Castle, Medieval Music In the Dales plus many more.
– The Bronze
Described as “Measured and beautiful” by Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music, The Bronze are a duo from York who make subtly affecting acoustic songs, which you can slow dance or have meaningful conversations to.
– Boss Caine
An Americana, Country and Blues music collective, Boss Caine is regarded as amongst the best of British takes on American roots music. Performing at venues up and down the country and regularly playing at national festivals, Boss Caine is one to watch out for!

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Free

School’s Programme

24 - 27 Sep 2018 10:00 until 15:00

The Festival offers cookery sessions for up to 1000 York primary school children every year.

We are grateful to St Peter’s School for the sponsorship of the schools programme.

St Peter’s and its junior school St Olaves offer children the chance to discover their passion, in a nurturing environment. With a huge programme of activities, sport, music, drama and art, alongside a challenging academic curriculum, we offer up to 100% bursaries as part of our Help With Fees scheme. Open Days in October and November.

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Please note: These places need to be booked in advance
24 Sep 2018

Junior Chef’s Competition

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 12:00 until 17:00

The Festival’s annual Junior Chef’s competition shines a light on York’s best junior chefs, who will cook head to head in the live semis and final.
The competition will be judged by Tommy Banks (Black Swan, Oldstead), Adam Jackson (The Park) and Graham Fyfe (York College)

Applications for Junior Chef’s are still open. This competition is open to any professional Chefs who do not hold the rank of sous or head chef. If you are an interested Junior chef, or a proprietor/manager who wishes to nominate a Junior Chef, please email admin@yorkfoodfestival.com

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Free
24 Sep 2018

Best of BNHO Wine Tasting

BNHO Bar by Liquid Liberation, 17-21 Picadilly Spark:York York YO1 9PB 19:30 until 21:00

Our second event in conjunction with York Food Festival, brings you our favourites & best sellers!

We will be showcasing 6 gorgeous wines from around the globe- 2 whites, 2 reds, and 2 sparkling…

Each ticket gets you tasters of all 6 wines, nibbles AND 20% off drinks at the bar AND 10% off all bottles to take home on the evening!

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£11.07
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25 Sep 2018

Slug & Lettuce Cocktails

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 12:30 until 13:00

The Slug and Lettuce, York will be demonstrating some of their cocktails

Free
25 Sep 2018

York Chocolate Story

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 13:30 until 14:00

The talented expert chocolatiers at York’s Chocolate Story will be holding live demonstrations throughout the festival. Discover the art of the chocolatier, the sweet history of York and how to taste like a professional connoisseur!

Free
25 Sep 2018

Birds on the Loose

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 14:00 until 14:30

A demonstration from two madcap chefs who are game for anything in the Yorkshire food scene

Free
25 Sep 2018

An Introduction to Cheese and Wine Pairing

Love Cheese, Gillygate 15:00 until 16:00

Taking a lead from the “Slow Food” movement the “Taste Workshops” are an opportunity to learn more from York’s specialists and experts.

Join Love Cheese as they introduce you to the world of wine and cheese pairing. White wines with crumbly cheese, sparkling wine with soft. You’ll definitely try something new.

£18.50Over 18s only
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25 Sep 2018

York Cocoa House

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 16:00 until 16:30

The chocolate manufactory team from York Cocoa House will be demonstrating

Free
25 Sep 2018

A Totally Italian Wine Tasting

York Cocoa Works, 10 Castlegate 18:00 until 20:00

Taking a lead from the “Slow Food” movement the “Taste Workshops” are an opportunity to learn from York’s specialists and experts.

Join Peter McKenna for a tutored tasting of Italian Wine. Peter will guide you through this selective tasting of six wines made from entirely native grape varieties, ranging from Piedmont in the North to Sicily in the South. These exciting wines show why Italy rightly deserves the name ‘Enotria’-the land of the vines’.

£16.50Over 18s only
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25 Sep 2018

Charity ‘Call my Bluff’ Dinner

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 19:00 until 21:00

The Chopping Block at Walmagte Ale House, Melton’s and Inside the Bottle are joining forces to bring you an ‘Event in the tent’ in aid of the Brain Tumour Charity and Cancer Research.

The evening will include a collaborative three course dinner from Melton’s and The Chopping Block, a live cookery demonstration, and a ‘Call my bluff’ wine tasting hosted by Laura from Inside the Bottle and Cyrus from The Wine Chapter and BBC’s ‘Britain’s Best Home Cook’.

All profits from the evening will be split between two charity funds, the Brain Tumour Charity Jon Moss Fund and the Roman Ride.

 

Jon Moss Fund
The Chopping Block at Walmgate Ale House are raising money for their good friend and colleague Jon Moss, who sadly passed away in May this year. At the age of 38, Jon was diagnosed with grade 4 glioma in August 2017. They want to raise as much as they can for the fantastic cause that is The Brain Tumour Charity.

Jon had a passion for good beer, and you may have seen that he, along with Half Moon Brewery, brewed Jon’s Blonde in February. The beer helped kickstart the fundraising efforts and have been looking to raise more and more since.

When they heard that applications for the Micklegate Soap Box Challenge were open, they couldn’t think of a better opportunity to get the word out and start spreading awareness of a charity and cause that is so close to their hearts. In Jon’s memory, they hope to raise £2000 and help in the fight against brain cancer.

Roman Ride
On the 21st September 2018 a group of amateur cyclists will embark on a 250 mile ride from York to Bath, over 3 days, to raise money and awareness for Cancer Research and the lesser known illness of Dystonia (Dystonia is an incurable and disabling neurological movement disorder that affects more than 70,000 people in the UK).

More information

Call The Chopping Block at Walmgate Ale House to book 01904 629222

25 Sep 2018

Arcadia

National Centre for Early Music 19:30 until 21:00

Join us to celebrate the Harvest season with a screening of the new film Arcadia accompanied by locally pressed cider with traditional English cheeses and bread provided by The Press Kitchen, Walmgate.  Arcadia gives an exhilarating portrait of the beauty and brutality, magic and madness of rural Britain shown through 100 years of archive footage and complemented by Will Gregory and Adrian Uttley’s expressive score.

Arcadia 12A (UK, 2017, 78”, dir. Paul Wright)

The film will be preceded by a short set of traditional music from the University of York’s music students.

More information

Book via NCEM box office: 01904 658338

£14 Concessions £12
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26 Sep 2018

Yourcafe Community Cafe

Tang Hall Community Centre 11:00 until 14:00

Yourcafe uses surplus ingredients from local businesses to create an ever varied menu.  Pay-as-you-feel,  as much or as little as you choose, or nothing at all

 

26 Sep 2018

York Cocoa House

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 12:00 until 12:30

The chocolate manufactory team from York Cocoa House will be demonstrating

Free
26 Sep 2018

Adam Jackson

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 13:00 until 13:30

Adam Jackson Chef patron of the three AA rosette restaurant The Park will be demonstrating

Free
26 Sep 2018

Neil Bentinck

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 14:00 until 14:30

Neil Bentinck Chef-proprietor of Skosh will be demonstrating

Free
26 Sep 2018

All things Cider and Apples

The Chopping Block at Walmgate Ale House 15:00 until 16:30

Taking a lead from the “Slow Food” movement the “Taste Workshops” are an opportunity to learn more about local produce from producers and experts.

Join Cameron from Orchards of Husthwaite for a taste workshop exploring Yorkshire cider. Cameron will expertly guide you through his Yorkshire grown apples, ciders and juices as you match them with a selection of Yorkshire food from the Chopping Block at Walmgate Ale House.

26 Sep 2018

Will McKee

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 15:00 until 15:30

Harrogate born Chef, Will, is a seasoned professional demonstration chef and will be demonstrating for the first time at York Food Festival

Free
26 Sep 2018

Radio York – Ready Steady Cook

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 16:00 until 17:00

BBC Radio York’s Adam Tomlinson and Anna Wallace will be returning to the Festival to host a live Ready, Steady, Cook off with fellow presenters from BBC Radio York. This is bound to be a fun filled demo slot, broadcast live from the Festival.

All reservation tickets have now been allocated, however there are still some spaces left for ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Free
26 Sep 2018

York’s Little Festival of Live Music

17:00 until 21:00

York’s Little Festival of Live Music will be returning to the York Food and Drink Festival this September with plenty more exciting acts for you to discover.

The festival will take place in The Music Marquee on Parliament Street.

Wednesday 26 September
– Paul Lewis
Paul Lewis is a singer songwriter whose material ranges from country to jazz and folk and has been compared to Paul Simon and Damien Rice.
– The Southern Wild
An Americana, folk and rock band performing original material and fast becoming one of York’s finest bands. One to not be missed.
– Union Jill
Known for their harmonies and folk-style original songs with banter you only get from two women sharing a stage. They have just launched their fourth album ‘Rum and Devotion’.
– White Sail
Hailed as one of York’s finest folk bands, White Sail interweaves vocals, guitars, harp, flutes and many more instruments together to showcase a range of beautiful tunes which have been inspired by nature, history and heritage. White Sail regularly perform at festivals up and down the country and it’s a rare treat to have them here at York’s Little Festival of Live Music for one evening only.

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Free
26 Sep 2018

York Hospitality Awards

Everyman Cinema 18:30 until 21:00

Shining a light on the hidden stars behind York’s hospitality industry

This brand new celebration is set to showcase the talent and skills of individuals within York’s hospitality sector.  These new awards will recognise the people working behind the scenes to deliver first class customer service to York’s visitors and residents.  Sponsored by Sweet P Catering, the inaugural ceremony will take place on 26 September at Everyman Cinema. Details to follow

26 Sep 2018

An Evening with Rafi’s Spicebox

Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square 19:00 until 21:00

Rafi’s Spicebox will be showcasing the different ways to use different cuts of meat to create interesting, succulent and often, simple dishes, using our renowned Curry Packs and family recipes.

With an abundance of witty anecdotes from their childhood and memories of the best cuts of meat which Rafi would choose to feed the Fernandez family, you’ll be sure to leave with the confidence to whip up your own Indian meals at home.

This will be an interactive evening with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and lots of generous samples to appease your appetite.

Customers can buy tickets from Rafi’s York shop: 17 Goodramgate, YO1 7LW, 01904 430850

26 Sep 2018

Bistro Guy Wine Tasting Evening

Bistro Guy, Gillygate 19:00 until 22:00

A 5 course tasting menu and wine evening hosted by chef patron of Bistro Guy, Guy Whapples, with guest wine guru Patrice Lipatti-Messme from La Bon Vin, wine merchants. Guy has created a five course Japanese fusion tasting menu and Patrice has paired some wonderful wines with each individual dish.

Please call 01904 652500 or email info@bistroguy.co.uk to book

27 Sep 2018

Slug & Lettuce Cocktail Demo

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 12:00 until 12:30

Slug & Lettuce, York, will be demonstrating some of their cocktails

Free
27 Sep 2018

The Star Inn The City Demo

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 13:00 until 13:30

The Star Inn The City Head Chef will demonstrate along side their Junior Chef of the Year competitor, Kieran Collins-Howe. This demo will feature dishes from their current menu which showcases seasonal and local ingredients

Free
27 Sep 2018

An Introduction to wines from Ercolani

L'UVA Vino e Cucina 13:00 until 14:00

Taking a lead from the “Slow Food” movement the “Taste Workshops” are an opportunity to learn more from York’s specialists and experts.

Join the team from L’UVA Vino e Cucina to taste three exceptional red wines from Tuscany, produced by not only an amazing wine maker, but also a great friend of theirs. They love showcasing his fabulous wines so this tasting will be cosy and intimate with tasty nibbles to complement the wines.

£22.50
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27 Sep 2018

Whittard of Chelsea

14:00 until 14:30

Whittard of Chelsea, York, will be demonstrating their bestselling coffees and the different ways to brew them, talking about how this affects the flavour and the recommended way to brew different coffees

Whittard of Chelsea was founded by Walter Whittard in 1886, and since then we’ve been sourcing the highest quality tea, coffee and cocoa from across the globe. Over 130 years on, we’re still following Walter’s philosophy of passion and expertise in a quality cuppa.

Why not pop in store to try our inventive house blends, and treat your kitchen to our luxury tableware and brewing equipment? Time for beautiful breakfasts, elegant elevenses and decadent afternoon teas…

Address: Whittard of Chelsea, 46 Parliament Street, York, YO1 8RU

Tel: 01904 640 613

Email: info@whittard.co.uk

Twitter: @whittarduk

Facebook: Whittard of Chelsea

Instagram: whittarduk

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Free
27 Sep 2018

York Chocolate Story

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 14:30 until 15:00

The talented expert chocolatiers at York’s Chocolate Story will be holding live demonstrations throughout the festival. Discover the art of the chocolatier, the sweet history of York and how to taste like a professional connoisseur!

Free
27 Sep 2018

The Botanist

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 15:00 until 15:30

The Botanist will be demonstrating some of their cocktails

Free
27 Sep 2018

Jack Wheatley

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 16:00 until 16:30

Jack Wheatley, Head Chef of Mr P’s Curious Tavern.

The Star Inn at Harome ‘Old Boy’ Jack will demonstrate dishes from Mr P’s Curious Tavern where he designs the menu along side Andrew Pern, theses dishes represent Jacks time at the ‘original’ Star Inn and the cooking style of the Michelin Starred kitchen there, combined with the focus on small plates and big flavours of his current residency!

Free
27 Sep 2018

Cut & Chase Cocktail masterclass

Cut & Chase, Goodramgate 17:00 until 18:00

Taking a lead from the “Slow Food” movement the “Taste Workshops” are an opportunity to learn from York’s specialists and experts.

So you have mastered the art of sipping a cocktail but do you think you could make one? Join Cut & Chase  to learn how to make two of their signature cocktails from their dedicated mixologist

£16.50Over 18s only
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27 Sep 2018

York’s Little Festival of Live Music

17:00 until 21:00

York’s Little Festival of Live Music will be returning to the York Food and Drink Festival this September with plenty more exciting acts for you to discover.

The festival will take place in The Music Marquee on Parliament Street.

Thursday 27 September
– Ramona Rose
With three UK tours under her belt, including shows for Sofar Sounds, O2 Academy Sheffield, and The Islington, 23-year-old troubadour Ramona Rose brings forth a heady concoction of Pop, Indie & Americana influences to create her own personal brand of ‘Loop Pedal Pop’.
– Jack Parker
Fresh from performing at Cambridge Folk Festival; Jack Parker is a young, rising singer-songwriter taking the folk scene by storm! Armed with his stomp box and guitar, Jack is one to watch out for!
– Flora Greysteel
Colourful, theatrical and beguiling, Flora Greysteel brings together the vocals, piano and looping skills of Emily Rowan with the eclectic percussive noise-making of Simon Bolley. Elements of cabaret, rip-roaring choruses twinned with choral elegance at once give way to moments of intimate reflection, sea shanties and electronica-pop.
– Ava Rose and Peter Hyndman
A new and exciting pop and acoustic duo, Ava and Peter perform original material as well as a range of covers. Showcasing the incredible vocals of Ava, this set will have you mesmerised from the word go.

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Free
27 Sep 2018

Punching above their weight – South African Wines in the post Apartheid era with David Geary

Bedern Hall 19:30 until 22:00

A new face to the Festival, David Geary, will guide you on a unique indulgence of your palate through a range of South African wines. The evening will include the tasting tutored by David and a buffet meal to follow, all set in the beautiful and historic Bedern Hall.

28 Sep 2018

Provenance Inns & Hotels

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 11:00 until 11:30

Jason Moore, one of the founding chefs of Provenance Inns & Hotels, will be demonstrating

Provenance Inns & Hotels
A small collection of village Inns in Yorkshire at the heart of the community with a passion for high quality, locally-sourced fresh food and a commitment to providing the warmest welcome:
Carpenters Arms Felixkirk
The Oak Tree in Helperby
Punch Bowl in Marton Cum Grafton
Crown & Cushion in Welburn
Black Bull Inn Moulton
Cleveland Tontine, Staddlebridge
West Park Hotel Harrogate

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Free
28 Sep 2018

Coffee and chocolate tasting – a sensory delight

York Cocoa Works, Castlegate 11:00 until 12:00

Taking a lead from the “Slow Food” movement the “Taste Workshops” are an opportunity to learn more about local produce from producers and experts.

Join York Coffee Emporium and York Cocoa Works for a compare and contrast sensory journey of the processes involved in taking the raw bean – coffee and cocoa –  to cup.

Your journey will cover;  how cocoa beans and coffee beans are grown and harvested, the techniques of cocoa and coffee roasting to optimise the delicious flavours, how to recognise the variety of flavours when tasting coffee and chocolate, and finally, tasting the optimum coffee and chocolate partnership.

A match made in heaven!

£5Booking details to follow
28 Sep 2018

Andrew Pern

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 12:00 until 12:30

Andrew Pern, multi award winning chef and champion of Yorkshire produce, Andrew will be demonstrating dishes from his 2 award winning cookery books, 4 restaurants and over 30 years of experience behind the stove, it’s certainly one thats not to be missed.

Free
28 Sep 2018

Rafi’s Spicebox Demo

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 13:00 until 13:30

Rafi’s Spicebox will be demonstrating

Free
28 Sep 2018

Olli Farrar

14:00 until 14:30

Masterchef the professionals finalist 2011, Roux scholarship finalist 2013,  join chef consultant Olli Farrar for his demonstration

Join award winning chef Olli Farrar as he demonstrates his celebrated dishes using produce from Yorkshire and his own cottage garden.

Olli aims to bring his passion for quality cooking and presentation, combined with the very best ingredients into your home. His desire is to share this via individual tutorials in addition to services provided as a private catering company.

Specialising in ‘Master Class’ tuition, Olli Cooks is an exclusive catering company whose bespoke menus are the highlight in several country houses and farmhouse kitchens throughout the county.

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Free
28 Sep 2018

Whittard of Chelsea

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 15:00 until 15:30

Whittard of Chelsea, York, will be demonstrating their bestselling coffees and the different ways to brew them, talking about how this affects the flavour and the recommended way to brew different coffees

Whittard of Chelsea was founded by Walter Whittard in 1886, and since then we’ve been sourcing the highest quality tea, coffee and cocoa from across the globe. Over 130 years on, we’re still following Walter’s philosophy of passion and expertise in a quality cuppa.
Why not pop in store to try our inventive house blends, and treat your kitchen to our luxury tableware and brewing equipment? Time for beautiful breakfasts, elegant elevenses and decadent afternoon teas…

CONTACT DETAILS
Address: Whittard of Chelsea, 46 Parliament Street, York, YO1 8RU
Tel: 01904 640 613
Email: info@whittard.co.uk
Twitter: @whittarduk
Facebook: Whittard of Chelsea
Instagram: whittarduk

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Free
28 Sep 2018

Pizza masterclass

Jamie's Italian, York 15:00 until 16:00

Jamie’s Italian will be offering the chance to be in a Pizza Passion Session, of which you will be involved in the construction of Jamie Oliver’s famous Sour Dough Pizzas, learning about the incredible stories and History of the finest ingredient’s on the market,with some of the most exceptional British producers in the UK & Italy and best of all tasting these epic dishes at the end of the session!!!! Bellissimo

£11.50
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28 Sep 2018

Sharmini Thomas

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 16:00 until 17:00

Sharmini Thomas, indian cookery guru, will be demonstrating Curries from Food Paradise-Kerala, India. Experience the journey of creating authentic flavoured curries from the land of spices Kerala with fresh and locally sourced Yorkshire produce.

Sharmini will also be teaming up with Coconut Lagoon Restaurant to raise funds for Kerala Flood Relief by running a street food stand today on St Sampsons Square. They will be selling authentic Kerala dishes.

Free
28 Sep 2018

York’s Little Festival of Live Music

17:00 until 21:00

York’s Little Festival of Live Music will be returning to the York Food and Drink Festival this September with plenty more exciting acts for you to discover.

The festival will take place in The Music Marquee on Parliament Street.

Friday 28 September
– Evie Barrand
An up-and-coming indie/folk inspired performer, Evie Barrand has played at festivals up and down the country and will be making her debut on the York Festival scene with York’s Little Festival of Live Music.
– Edwina Hayes
Beautifully written songs, a charming stage presence and voice of an angel, Edwina Hayes is widely known as a true natural talent of gentle folk-americana. She has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison and the title track of her album Pour Me A Drink was covered by Nanci Griffith who calls her ‘the sweetest voice in England’.
– Rachel Croft
Combining rich, complex vocal over rhythmic fingerpicked guitar, Rachel Croft is regarded as one of York’s best performers. Her songs which are often inspired by Celtic melodies haven’t gone unnoticed and has led to her music being aired on radio stations across the country and performing at some of the UK’s biggest festivals.
– Jon Palmer Acoustic Band
An uplifting folk, roots and rock n roll group, the Jon Palmer Acoustic Band is hailed as one of the finest bands from West Yorkshire. Due to public demand, they are finally making their debut at York’s Little Festival of Live Music after receiving rave reviews at folk festivals from across the UK.

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Free
28 Sep 2018

An Evening of Mead Tasting with Lancashire Mead Company

Barley Hall 19:00 until 21:00

Enjoy an evening of wine tasting with a difference, as you are invited to sample a carefully selected range of mead from The Lancashire Mead Company.

During the medieval period honey was the principle ingredient in many remedies and salves; it was said that marinating the heart of a hoopoe or the tongue of a kite in honey and placing it under your tongue would help you understand the language of birds.

However, for this event we will take you on a journey of taste and scent as you taste five tempting varieties of mead. Each sample will be paired with an accompanying dish to help develop the flavour. Mead-connoisseurs from the Lancashire Mead Company will be on hand to talk you through the tasting notes.

There will also be an opportunity to purchase a selection of mead during the evening allowing you to pick up the perfect gift or just treat yourself!

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28 Sep 2018

Garden Party Cocktails

4 Swings, Spark 19:00 until 20:30

Taking a lead from the “Slow Food” movement the “Taste Workshops” are an opportunity to learn from York’s specialists and experts.

If you have ever sat looking at your garden or allotment and thought how lovely it would be to have a refreshing drink then this is your opportunity to learn how.

Alex will be teaching how to make five different sustainable and healthy cocktials with ingredients you can grow in your own garden (or even forage from the paths and fields around York!).

By the end of the night you will have five delicious cocktails inside of you (non alcoholic variants can easily be substituted) and the recipes and knowledge to make them yourself at home for your friends.

£21.50
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28 Sep 2018

Garden Party Cocktail Expo

Spark:York CIC, 17-21 Piccadilly, YO1 9PB York 19:00 until 20:30

Learn how to make healthy, sustainable cocktails straight from your garden!

If you have ever sat looking at your garden or allotment and thought how lovely it would be to have a refreshing drink then this is your opportunity to learn how.

Alex will be teaching how to make five different sustainable and healthy cocktails with ingredients you can grow in your own garden (or even forage from the paths and fields around York!).

By the end of the night you will have five delicious cocktails inside of you (non alcoholic variants can easily be substituted) and the recipes and knowledge to make them yourself at home for your friends.

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£21.55
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28 Sep 2018

The Festival Wine Fair

Doubletree by Hilton (formerly the Monkbar Hotel) 19:30 until 21:30

Compare wine offerings from both major supermarkets and independent suppliers – you get a glass and it’s time to explore.

Confirmed so far are York Independents, Love Cheese, York’s specialist wine and cheese shop, and L’UVA Vino e Cucina, York’s newest Italian restaurant and specialist Italian wine importers. You’ll also be able to sample and compare the best wines from Majestic wines, Booths, Co-op, M&S, Spar, Aldi, Lidl, Morrisons and Waitrose.

This evening, arranged by Christine Austin, wine critic and writer for the Yorkshire Post, in collaboration with the Festival, is a brilliant opportunity to ‘try before you buy’!

£22.50Over 18s only
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28 Sep 2018

Dine at my table with Gareth Morgan

Acomb, York 19:30 until 22:30

Wine educator, Dr Gareth Morgan is delighted to welcome guests to dine with him at home for a unique four course wine dinner (meat or vegetarian available). The dinner will be accompanied with eight different vintages from a leading Grand Cru Classé château, Château Batailley from the Pauillac appellation. This will be a truly special evening for lovers of top red Bordeaux.

Following an aperitif, two vintages of Ch Batailley will be served with each course of the dinner and a top cognac with the coffee. Gareth’s simple Yorkshire fare (prepared to avoid detracting from the wines) will include dishes such as braised field mushrooms with Yorkshire pudding, prime sausages (meat or vegetarian) and local cheeses.

The eight vintages of Ch Batailley will span a total of 24 years (1990-2014) enabling guests to see the development of a top wine over time.  Even a young vintage of Ch Batailley typically retails for least £45 a bottle (well over £100 in a restaurant) so for most wine lovers, just opening a single bottle is a very special treat. To taste eight vintages over the course of a dinner, going back nearly 30 years, is a truly unique event.

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29 Sep 2018

Fossgate Produce Market

Fossgate, york 10:00 until 17:00

The Festival’s market will be extending into Fossgate on both Saturdays of the Festival. This extension of the Festival market highlights mainly Yorkshire micro-producers.

Free entry
29 Sep 2018

YUMI

Fossgate Market 10:00 until 17:00

Come and sample some traditional Syrian food prepared by Syrian refugees and local charity YUMI. All the dishes will be made using produce grown in YUMI’s International Community Garden.

YUMI is a voluntary organisation for people from different countries who have moved to York to help them integrate and feel at home here. We think food is a great way for people to get to know each other so we’re hoping the Food Festival will help us raise awareness of what we do, attract more volunteers and people from around the world to get involved with us. We’re going to be selling recipe cards featuring some of our favourite dishes from all over the world as well as spice mixes so people can recreate dishes at home.

29 Sep 2018

Wild Food Foraging Walk

Skeldergate Bridge 10:30 until 12:30

Join Wild Harvest for a foraging walk along the river where you learn how to forage free food for life!

Discover FREE FOOD for life with our wild food foraging walk by the river in York. On this two hour walk you will learn facts about approx. 25 edible plants and trees, how to harvest and prepare them, together with the benefits and caveats involved in Wild Food Foraging.

The walk will start from under Skeldergate Bridge, next to St Georges Fields Car/Coach Park.

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£12Under 14s FREE
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29 Sep 2018

Josh Overington

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 12:00 until 12:30

Demonstration from Chef/Patron of Le Cochon Aveugle and Cave Cochon and Great British Menu Contestant

Free
29 Sep 2018

Simon Miller

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 13:00 until 13:30

Head Chef and co-founder of La Casita, a Yorkshire exclusive tapas chain with traditional restaurants in Boston Spa, Leeds, Horsforth and Ilkley, will be demonstrating how to cook three popular dishes: Whitby cod loin, Yorkshire chorizo and celeriac textures followed by Loin of venison, butternut squash, girolle mushrooms and finishing off with Trio of celeriac Celeriac chips, remoulade and puree.

Free
29 Sep 2018

York College

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 14:00 until 14:30

Peter Harrison head chef of Ashfields restaurant and Graham Fyfe Tutor from York College will be demonstrating

Free
29 Sep 2018

Born to Brews

Brew York Beer Hall 15:00 until 16:30

Taking a lead from the “Slow Food” movement the “Taste Workshops” are an opportunity to learn more about local produce from producers and experts.

Join Brew York & Born to Lose Burger Kitchen for this Beer & Food pairing taste workshop

29 Sep 2018

Tommy Banks

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 15:00 until 15:30

Michelin starred Chef Tommy, Chef/Owner of The Black Swan at Oldstead and Roots, York, will be demonstrating

Free
29 Sep 2018

Matt Hunter

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 16:00 until 16:30

Matt Hunter, ‘The Starlight Express’ Operations Director of The Star Inn The City, Matt will demonstrate a dish from all 4 the sites within ‘Pernshire’, the name we affectionally refer to the restaurants as a group or as a family!

Free
29 Sep 2018

York’s Little Festival of Live Music

17:00 until 21:00

York’s Little Festival of Live Music will be returning to the York Food and Drink Festival this September with plenty more exciting acts for you to discover.

The festival will take place in The Music Marquee on Parliament Street.

Saturday 29 September
– Casee Wilson
A York-based singer-songwriter, Casee Wilson performs emotionally walloping, dark and Disney piano-folk songs. One not to be missed!
– Smith n Wallace
A guitar, fiddle & vocal duo who blend classic irish, gypsy & americana tunes with passion and spirit producing a unique sound of their own.
– Nick Hall
Nick Hall (of Plumhall and The Hall Brothers) is fast becoming one of the UK’s most beloved singer-songwriters due to his warm, powerful voice, literate and emotional songs and unique guitar style – skills which have propelled him around the world, won him awards and seen him sing at the London Palladium as the guest of Al Stewart.
– Ramble Gamble
A high energy folk and gypsy band hailing from North Lincolnshire, Ramble Gamble are back at York’s Little Festival of Live Music after rave reviews in 2016 and 2017. Performing fun and uplifting material, Ramble Gamble will get you up and dancing. The perfect act to mark the end of York’s Little Festival of Live Music and one you won’t want to miss!

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Free
29 Sep 2018

Humpit Hummus Tasting Session

Humpit Hummus & Pitta Bar, 12a Church St, YO1 8BE 18:00 until 20:00

Come down to our quirky store and enjoy an evening of hummus and falafel
tasting! With our secret flavoured recipes and delicious assortment of
fresh salads, your tastebuds will not be disappointed. We’ll be
trialling numerous middle eastern dips and dishes, all washed down with
refreshing drink pitchers and finished off with a tasty dessert!
Everything we serve is 100% vegan!

Call 01904 620 066 or email eat@humpit-hummus.com to book.

29 Sep 2018

!RAW! Eat Your Way To Health

The YNC Kitchen, Spark, Spark 17-21 Piccadilly, YO1 9PB York 19:00 until 21:00

Discover how a little imagination & knowledge can completely transform the food you eat! Learn about how to incorporate RAW FOOD into your everyday life in simple & oh so delicious ways.

The York Nurturing Community kitchen is proud to bring you Annette & Graham Henry of Henry & Henry DerwenthorpeWellgood

Graham & Annette will host an interactive talk, sharing their tricks and tips of how to truly feel the power of RAW FOOD. But that’s not all! You will be all fired up to get out there and try it for yourselves – York Nurturing Community has you covered. The YNC kitchen will follow the talk with a sumptuous RAW Meal, served with a complementary Mocktail from none other than 4Swings. The genius of Alexander Cronin is unmatched in the Mixology world.

So what are you waiting for? Book your ticket now for your place at the Table.

(proceeds will be used to fund charitable services delivered by YNC to benefit the York Community)

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30 Sep 2018

Demijohn Tasting

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 12:00 until 12:30

Demijohn, York’s liquid Deli, will be showcasing their products and giving you a chance to sample a few!

Free
30 Sep 2018

Matthew Leivers

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 13:00 until 14:00

Matthew Leivers, Head Chef of the most recent opening within the group: Star Inn The Harbour in Whitby. Matt was previously Senior Sous chef at The Star Inn at Harome and worked very closely with Andrew and Steve who is the head chef there. Matt’s own style coupled with that of the restaurant you can expect the freshest seafood dishes alongside seasonal garnishes… amongst other things as whilst this restaurant major’s on seafood there’s a real focus on hunting & shooting too so a taste of the countryside is guaranteed.

Free
30 Sep 2018

York’s Pork Pie Festival

The Gillygate, 48 Gillygate 13:00 until 16:00

The return of Jack Merry’s famous Pork Pie Festival!
Book your time slot, entry fee includes a selection of local pies and then vote for the 2018 champion!

£7.40
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30 Sep 2018

York Chocolate Story

14:30 until 15:00

The talented expert chocolatiers at York’s Chocolate Story will be holding live demonstrations throughout the festival. Discover the art of the chocolatier, the sweet history of York and how to taste like a professional connoisseur!

Free
30 Sep 2018

Afternoon Tea and Fizz

Love to Eat 15:00 until 17:00

Love to Eat and Melton’s are hosting a wonderful traditional Afternoon Tea coupled with a delicious array of sparkling wines

In partnership with Melton’s Restaurant York, and celebrating the end of the York Food Festival, Love to Eat is hosting a wonderful traditional Afternoon Tea coupled with a delicious array of sparkling wines. Melton’s will join us for the wine tasting and you’ll learn about the chosen wines. Bookings are essential as places are limited.

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Please call Love to Eat directly on 01904 778880 or mobile 07951170620 to book. A deposit will be required to secure your booking.

30 Sep 2018

Slug & Lettuce Cocktails

Demo Area, St Sampson's Square 15:00 until 15:30

Slug & Lettuce, York, will be demonstrating some of their cocktails

Liam, The Slug & Lettuce Deputy Manager, has been working in cocktail bars for close to two years now. In that time he’s focused on learning everything he can about the art of cocktail making. He’ll be showing his passion for the craft in his demonstration of two delicious cocktails: the Zombie – a classic Tiki cocktail with lots of rum, apricot liqueur and fruit juices, and the Rhubarb Old Fashioned – a delightful blend of bourbon, homemade rhubarb syrup and bitters – perfect for any occasion.

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Free