Tatton Park 2017 Foodies Festival Review: August 2017
16th July 2017 only meant one thing, it was time to grab those VIP press passes and make our way down to Tatton Park for the UK’s largest celebration of food and drink – The Foodies Festival extravaganza for a sensational Sunday funday. Now within its tenth year, the festival offers food & drink, live music and wellbeing in the form of live demonstrations from yoga Cheshire.
The exclusive VIP tickets, provided us with some extra fabulous foodie fun and frolic’s which included access to the private VIP tent, where the host warmly welcome us, provided us with show guide booklets and reserved our food and drink masterclasses.
Another perk of VIP included a complimentary goodie bag and a glass of beautiful bubbles on arrival which was ideal to sip, as we watched each music act play in the privacy of the VIP tent. The same acts also appeared on the main live music stage, a great addition to the event which provided atmospheric beats as the crowds chowed down on some yummy foodies delights all washed down with an array of delicious drinkies.
Bustling with excitement, it was time to start exploring, perfect timing too, as luckily for us the sun had decided to make an experience early on in the day. The event offered something for everyone, brands such as Vita coco, Pimm’s with it fabulous teapot stand, Belvoir Fruit farms with their hot air balloon photo opportunity and the brilliant bus bar to name a few.
Cool Culinary opportunities included being able to access the Cakes and Desserts Theatre, the kids cookery theatre and the chefs theatre where live demonstrations took place which really makes you feel part of the action. The VIP wristband really came in handy offering us prime positions within the theatres. Clearly with wetted appetites, we decided to move onto the drinks theatre, for something to wash all the knowledge down with.
The 12:30 drinks theatre, was the Prosecco DOC with the lovely Neil Phillips, the Wine tipster. This was an eye opening informational, yet interesting experience. Clearly, Neil fully engaged with the audience while educating and brushing up our knowledge of the perfect Proseccos. While doing so, we got to wet our palates tasting four fabulous Prosecco’s all at the comfort of our very own prime positioned VIP table.
Out next tent tasting, began at 13:30 with the lovely Charles Metcalfe, giving his insights and knowledge into the many styles of Champagne. There were five fabulous fizzy drinkies to sample which was extremely useful to identify your fav type of champs without buying the full bottle – perfect!
After all the brilliant bubbles, we needed to refuel, so sought out some much needed foodie delights. Amazing Ashas offered us an array of Indian cuisine, which included the lovely Chicken biryani, Chicken Takatak and the sensational Samosa Chaat, all served up by a super fab friendly team.
Tequila…yes you heard right and the last stop of the day was to see the boys at Cazcabel Tequila shack who gave us a grand finale. Sampling their four tequilas with the favs being the coffee and manuka honey flavoured types. The cocktails created with the tequila were sensational. Finally, there was the traffic light tequila tasting, we did not see red, but the shots pack a powerful punch.
The foodies festival was exciting stuff offering unique experiences and opportunities and whether you decide to go for standard entry tickets or treat yourself to VIP, I am sure that you will have a wonderful time.
Thank you for reading 😊