Boscastle Food Festival
Boscastle Food Festival
Star studded: Cornwall’s three Michelin Cornish chefs combine to mark the 10th anniversary of the Boscastle flood
For the first time, Cornwall’s three Michelin starred chefs are combining forces as the Boscastle Food, Art & Craft Festival celebrates the 10th anniversary of the 2004 flood that wreaked such havoc in the small community on the north coast of Cornwall. The Boscastle Food, Art & Craft Festival, now in its 9th year, was created by the local community to promote Boscastle being back and open for business.
The two day festival, taking place on Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th October 2014, will see a bigger than ever celebration that will ‘flood’ the picturesque village, with more than 3000 visitors expected. This exciting event is a highlight in the Cornish foodie calendar bringing together top chefs and locally sourced producers along with contemporary Cornish creativity and crafts stalls.
As usual, the festival ends on Sunday evening with the traditional Choir Festival, this year hosted by BBC Radio Cornwall’s Daphne Skinnard and featuring the BRIT Award nominated Plymouth Military Wives Choir, formed after Gareth Malone’s BBC Two television series saw his choir reach the Christmas No.1. with Wherever You Are.
Main sponsors, The Wellington Hotel, say: “10 years on from the devastating flood that swept through Boscastle, we are proud to be sponsoring the event for the third year running. It is such an important part of our Cornish calendar; the festival is a fantastic event that celebrates the wonderful community spirit and brings together the greatest elements of Cornwall, the food, creativity and of course the wonderful setting.”
Make sure to put the date in your diary and get ready for a tantalising foodie line up in the ‘Chef Theatre’ with demonstrations from Nathan Outlaw, Paul Ainsworth and Chris Eden amongst others, and an eclectic mix of excellent local produce creative art and craft stalls both in the festival marquee and around the village.
Full details for the event will soon be available via www.boscastlefestival.co.uk
The Festival will be open from 10am until 5pm on Saturday and 10am until 4.00pm on Sunday. To round off the celebrations the annual Sunday Choir Concert will take place in the main marquee in the centre of the village at 19.00. The concert features the Wadebridge Male Voice Choir and The Boscastle Buoys. Tickets cost £5 and include light snacks. A bar will also be available. Tickets for this popular event will be on sale in the marquee during the Festival weekend or, in advance, from the Boscastle Visitor Centre.
Boscastle Festival Chef Demo schedule:
Saturday 5 October
11.15 Tom Hunter, Scarlet Hotel, Mawgan Porth
12.15 Andy Appleton, Fifteen Cornwall, Watergate Bay
13.15 Tom Scade, Tides Restaurant, Rock
14.15 Emily Scott, The Harbour, Port Isaac
15.15 Aaron James, Silks Bistro, Atlantic Hotel Newquay
Sunday 6 October
10.15 Adrian Oliver& Phil Thomas, Margot’s Padstow and Rosewarne Manor, Hayle
11.15 Ben Prior, Cornish Kitchen, Marazion
12.15 Dale McIntosh, Merchants Manor, Falmouth
13.15 Stephen Marsh, Wellington Hotel, Boscastle
14.15 Chris Eden, The Driftwood, Rosevine, Portscatho
15.15 Paul Ainsworth, No 6 & Rojano’s, Padstow
The entry price of £3.00 has been held at the same level as last year and the festival is easily accessible via the free park &ride bus service. Full details for the event are available via www.boscastlefestival.co.uk