Tatton Park 2017 Foodies Festival Review

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 to the Tatton Park Foodies Festival Team, my lovely followers and all the fab bloggers out there

Melanie xx



Bill’s Liverpool New Daytime Menu Review

Bill’s Liverpool New Daytime Menu Review: July 2017

Blogging don’t get better than a brilliant Bills bonanza – Boom! Lovely Liverpool’s launch of the New Daytime Menu meant a visit was due to see exactly what delicious delights they had to offer.  Our server was the fabulous friendly Francesca, who was bubbly, but understands the importance of the customer journey and aims to please without coming across as unauthentic or fake.

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The Fizz Company ‘Skinny Fizz’ Review

The Fizz Company ‘Skinny Fizz’ Review: June 2017

Company founders, Tony Stones and Teresa Barnard, a brother and sister team, had a passion for the fizzy stuff and frequently visited family producers located in Champagne. In 1999, they convinced some of the Champagne families to import their champagnes to the United Kingdom. Clearly, a gap in the market had been recognised, as the company continued to see rapid growth and by 2008 the business was booming, so much so Tony left his city IT job and turned what was originally a hobby, into a full-time career.

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Bill’s Liverpool Breakfast Review

Bill’s Liverpool Breakfast Review: April 2017

For those who don’t know, Bill Collison both driven and inspired by his Dads love for fresh home grown produce, started out in a small space that his dad showed him, which was no bigger than a shed, just off the high street in Lewes in East Sussex.  Rapid Success and growth meant the need to acquire new premises, but tragedy struck in 2000 with the heavy floods wiping Bill’s shop out.  Starting from scratch Bill remained positive and went from almost bust to boom.

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Craft Gin Club Review

Craft Gin Club Review: April 2017

Jon Hulme and John Burke, the boys behind the awesome Bubble Club located in offices up in Soho London, have another club you will most definitely want to join.  Spain, which is Europe’s gin capital by volume, was where John and Jon Met.  In Madrid, a meeting of minds and a few GnTs later the idea of the Craft Gin Club was born.  Featuring the world’s finest craft gins along with scrummy treats and their great ‘ginned’ magazine this is one club not to be missed!

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Fen Spirits Toffee Vodka Review

Fen Spirits Toffee Vodka Review: March 2017

Family run Fenlands spirits venture all over the country showing of their wares at country shows, music festivals, food and drinks festivals and much more! They create and produce a range of innovative and exciting flavoured alcoholic drinks. All lovingly made by hand at their home in the heart of the Fen with each bottle being waxed and stamped with their ‘F’ seal of approval.

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