The event between May 8-12 will again be serving up a fabulous feast of gastronomic fare following its spectacular debut last year.
Food lovers can expect a double-sized helping of tasty treats as this celebration of the region’s culinary heritage brings together even more local celebrity chefs, producers and gourmet fringe happenings.
Proceedings will get off to a hoppy start from May 9 with a week-long beer festival at the Cumberland Arms showcasing more than 50 real ales.
This will coincide with three nights of pop-up restaurants at King’s School between May 8-10 from the multi-award winning teams at The Feathers Inn, Hedley-on-the-Hill, Northumberland; Newcastle’s Blackfriars and former North East Chef of the Year David Kennedy.
These will serve as an appetizer to the main gastronomic extravaganza, whose headline sponsor is the Co-operative Membership, on May 11-12, which alongside the producer and street food stalls will see a series of 1940s-inspired tea dances organised by the Grand Hotel and connoisseur chocolate tasting sessions with Davenport’s Chocolates.
Joining the conviviality will be a host of well-known regional chefs and restaurateurs including Ann Cudworth of Dough Works, Rob Arnold of Irvin’s Brasserie and Co-operative chef Jill Weatherburn, showcasing their favourite dishes on the festival’s demonstration stage.
- Keep up-to-date with all the latest news at www.facebook.com/tynemouthfoodfestival
- Tickets for pop-up restaurants and Connoisseur Chocolate Tasting Sessions are available from The Deli Around the Corner, Hotspur Street, Tynemouth.
by Jane Hall