Sunday, 12 June 2011

New Beers Specially Created For Twelve Days Of Events At Nottingham Food & Drink Festival

Now here's something to whet all kinds of local appetites. Nottingham's third annual Food and Drink Festival is running this year from Wednesday 29 June until Sunday 10 July and is hosting a whole smorgasbord of events all around the city from cocktail master classes to pasta, pizza and focaccia-making demonstrations.
Current holder of Champion Beer of Britain, Nottingham's Castle Rock Brewery has created a 4.5% traditional dark bitter Malt Loaf Beer especially for the Festival whilst Nottingham Brewery have come up with their own Nottingham Food and Drink Festival Ale. Brewed on pilsner malt and at 3.8% it will be available in all city centre real ale pubs including the Old Angel, home of Annie's Burger Shack, named recently in an online countdown by MSN as in the top ten burger places for the UK. Annie has also come up with a special Festival Burger featuring locally-sourced minced beef, a square sausage slice, mushrooms and HP sauce which has origins in this region.
More than 70 venues in Nottingham city centre will be taking part in the festival and holding special events and here's our Nottingham Confidential Top Five Recommendations:
1. Homemade Cafe are going all out and holding several events this year including a Mexican Fiesta night with live Mariachi Band on 9th July, a Mad Hatters Tea Party on 10th July and a Fifties Diner night with live fifties band on 8th July
2. Eviva Taverna will be holding a Belly Dancing Show with Mezze dishes on 9th July
3. Chino Latino will be giving a Sushi Making Masterclass on 2nd July
4. Memsaab chef Atul Kochhar will be in the Old Market Square for the launch of the MemSaab food stall 30th June
5. The Living Room will be holding blind cocktail tasting sessions on 29th and 30th June and 1st July

The Old Market Square will also host Nottingham's food market for the festival with over 70 stalls from Thursday 30 June to Sunday 3 July.

For the complete schedule of events and ticket prices visit the festival website

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