Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
Tickets and information: 0871 230 1092
Head to Cannon Hill Park this month for three delicious days of fine cuisine. Now in its fifth year Taste Of Birmingham is set to tantalize your taste buds and unite all foodies, chefs and wannabe chefs to celebrate the best in local talent, international cuisine and quality fresh produce.
16 of the regions top restaurants are featured including ‘Lasan’; the restaurant Gordon Ramsey crowned as ‘The F Word’s Best Local Restaurant’, Michelin-starred ‘Simpson’s’ and ‘Aria’, the luxurious restaurant at the heart of the ‘Hyatt Hotel’.
If these aren’t tempting enough other culinary delights will be offered from the award winning ‘Great British Eatery’ which is so much more than your usual chip shop, or visit ‘Kinaree’ to try Thai.
It’s your perfect opportunity to sample a few of the signature dishes from these top eateries (tapas-sized to leave room for more) and to watch the greatest chefs in the heart of the region showing of there skills.
Perhaps you need a little more practice before challenging Jamie Oliver to a cook-off? If so, brush up on your skills with AEG cooking classes in partnership with Angela Malik cooking school. Their innovative skills and techniques promise to fire the imaginations of every ‘can’t cook’ and ‘won’t cook’.
Once you’re inspired to get out those pots and pans, head to the small producers market, or one of the many other exhibitions, to buy the finest local goods to whip up your culinary masterpiece. The wide range of exhibitors will be offering everything from sweet treats; ice cream, fudge and crepes, to black pudding and toastabags as well as a range of beers, wines, liqueurs and champagne.
Entertainment will be provided by the Jam House, as a string of folk, blues and jazz acts take to the stage. Also worth a visit is the Heart of England Taste Kitchen to check out some local culinary talent and see just why the reputation of the Midlands as a culinary hotspot is quickly growing. A busy line up of interactive sessions, demonstrations and master classes from professional chefs is planned for the weekend.
Advance tickets for the festival are priced £12 for a standard ticket or £25 for a premium ticket, which includes £15 worth of festival crowns. If you choose the first option, you’ll need some extra cash to exchange for crowns so you can enjoy all the lovely delicacies on offer. Or perhaps if your planning something a bit special, purchase a VIP ticket for £40 which allows you access to the VIP tent, a glass of champagne as well as £15 worth of crowns. Accompanied children are free and tickets on the door cost more.
Cricket fans can take advantage of an exclusive offer of all-in-one ticket’s to the festival on Friday afternoon followed by the Twenty20 home match between Warwickshire and Worcestershire in the evening. Standard entry tickets cost £25 with VIP packages priced at £75.
The festival operates like a restaurant and will have 4-hour lunch and dinner sessions each day. You will have the option of choosing which session when booking tickets.
We have a pair of tickets to give away to one reader. To win tell us: What is the name of the Birmingham based chef and restaurant owner who appeared on the Great British Menu?
Send your answer along with your contact details to competitions [at] fusedmagazine.com putting ‘Taste’ in the subject box.