Local gastronomes will be pleased to know that Burwash Manor in Barton is once again gearing up to host its annual Love Food weekend
It promises a packed two days of events bursting with delicious delicacies to try and buy from a host of great suppliers. It’s the seventh outing for this popular food and drink festival, which this year takes place 14-15 February.
Pop along to have a browse around the Food Marquee, which will be choc full of The Larder’s favourite suppliers and foodie heroes. Showing their wares and offering lots of tasty samples will be Cambridge Gourmet Mallows, who produce gorgeous, light and fluffy marshmallows in lots of interesting flavours (we love the salted caramels), produced using the finest ingredients.
They’ll be vying for your attention alongside the equally delicious, family-run Gourmet Brownie Company, as well as Queens Park Preserves, who’ll be showcasing their delightful range of luxury jams, marmalade and chutneys.
Be sure to check out Capsicana, a company which takes the art of spice very seriously with their extensive range of chilli powders, sauces and recipe kits. When it’s time for a drink, mosey over to the Moonshine Brewery stand to sample their award-winning beers, or pay a visit to Grain Brewery for even more flavour- packed ales. In all, the marquee will host more than 30 of the UK’s best independent food suppliers, many of whom will be offering tasty freebies and their own special offers and competitions.
There’s also a Night Market planned for the Saturday, hosted by foodPark, the popular street food collective. Expect great grub freshly cooked to order, live music and the foodPark Bar.
“It’s such a fantastic opportunity for our customers to meet the people who actually make some of their favourite foods,” says manager Clare Rosier. “And a fantastic way for the producers and suppliers to meet and talk about something we all find so important – great food and drink.”
Burwash will also be holding their ‘Little Love Food’ classes during February half term, offering kids the chance to take part in sessions in everything from pottery to breadmaking – see the website for more details.