Boscastle Food Festival
Boscastle Food Festival
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GREAT NEWS ......... CORNWALL’S ‘MICHELIN MEN’ TO CELEBRATE PAUL AINSWORTH’S FIRST MICHELIN STAR AWARD AT BOCASTLE FOOD, ART & CRAFT FESTIVAL
With the news that Paul Ainsworth has been awarded his first Michelin Star, the Boscastle Food, Art & Craft Festival will be first venue at which Cornwall's three Michelin Star chefs will appear together.There, on Sunday afternoon, Oct 7th, Paul, head chef and owner of No 6 in Padstow, will be joined by Festival regular St Enedoc Hotel’s Nathan Outlaw and Chris Eden of the Driftwood Hotel, Portscatho to celebrate his achievement.
This year’s annual Boscastle Food and Craft Festival, which is taking place from 6 -7 October 2012, has something to whet everyone’s appetite. Opening with a Gala evening on Thursday, 4th October and running from 10am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday, it has an impressive line-up of well-known chefs taking part, a host of cookery and craft demonstrations and activities for all to enjoy. Tickets for the main Festival cost £3 per day and are available in advance from the Boscastle Visitor Centre or, on the day, at the Festival marquee.
The Boscastle Festival will be officially opened by BBC Radio Cornwall presenter, Laurence Reed at 10am on 6 October. Stephen Marsh, Head Chef at the Waterloo Restaurant will kick off the cookery demonstrations soon after this. Go to Chefs to see the full line-up and timetable.
The Festival, now in its seventh year, has a fantastic programme with events taking place throughout Boscastle. There will be more than 60 exhibitors showcasing the South West’s finest food and crafts and fabulous cookery demonstrations in the Grand Marquee in the village car park. There will also be activities and events taking place in the community hall, local school, Forrabury Church and the Methodist Chapel, together with the ever popular open gardens.
The park and ride service will be operating as usual - to and from the car parks as well as around the village.
A number of local retailers in the harbour area will be taking part by offering special discounts to visitors on production of a Festival programme.
This year there is also very special exhibition, the Raymund Rogers Retrospective. A selection of Raymund’s beautifully evocative paintings will be on display in the Methodist Chapel. The internationally acclaimed yet unassuming Royal Academy artist, Raymund Rogers, lived and worked in Boscastle for the past 26 years, sadly passed away last year.
The Festival will end on Sunday 7th October with a choral concert in the main Marquee, featuring The Tintagel Orpheus Male Voice Choir, The Torpoint Lady Singers and our very own Boscastle Buoys.
Launched seven years ago, after the devastating floods of 2004, the annual Boscastle Festival is organised by the local community. Originally designed to be a means of communicating that Boscastle was back and ‘open for business,’ the event has gone from strength to strength and is now one of the highlights of Cornwall’s food and drink events calendar. So far, over £25,000 has been raised for the benefit of local charities and organisations.