Just one week to go until The Great Food and Drink Festival at Nottingham Castle

There is just a week to go until three celebrity chefs take to the kitchen demonstration theatre over the course of the May Bank Holiday (27th – 29th) at Nottingham Castle for this year’s Great Food and Drink Festival.

The event, which is sponsored by Cirio, will see the likes of Antonio Carluccio, Jean-Christophe Novelli and Adam Simmonds perform cooking demos during the three-day event.
Famous Italian Chef, and one half of the ‘Two Greedy Italians’, Antonio Carluccio will be at Nottingham Castle on Saturday 27th May, where he will be taking part in three cooking demos as well as 3 book signings sessions.

2016’s event

With a career spanning over 50 years, Antonio Carluccio, who is also the owner and founder of the Italian Restaurant chain ‘Carluccio’s’, will be hosting three cooking demonstrations in the Kitchen Theatre, which will be followed by book signings straight after each demo. Antonio will be taking to the stage on Saturday 28th May.
Jean-Christophe Novelli, who has been dubbed the ‘nation’s best French chef’, will also be taking to the stage on Sunday 29th. Jean-Christophe, who regularly appears on TV shows such as ‘This Morning’ and ‘Loose Women’, will be entertaining the audience by presenting three cooking demos.

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The final day of the event, Monday 29th, will see Adam Simmonds wow audiences with a selection of wonderful dishes. The former Great British Menu contestant, who went all the way to the final and got his starter ‘Your Share’ at the D-Day Banquet, will be treating the audience to two cooking demonstrations.


Ben Chaplin of Lace Market Hotel and Danny Holloway of Butchers Bar and Grill will both be demoing at the festival on the Saturday.

The Sunday will see Daniel Burridge, head chef of Harts Hotel and Restaurant, on stage as well as head brewer of Brewhouse and Kitchen, Nick Antoniades.

2016’s event

Finally, Annie Spaziano of Annie’s Burger Shack and Des Sweeney from The Kitchen at The Cross Keys in Epperstone will be making appearances on the Monday.
A whole host of great food and drink stands will line the castle grounds, allowing your senses to run wild as you walk around the venue taking in all the delightful aromas from cuisines from all around the world.

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There will be a great variety of bars on offer at the event from a double decker bus bar, providing a range of drinks and great seating at the top of the bus, Greene King will be providing a real ale bar and there will also be a prosecco bar and a spirit and cider bar provided by Coolest Drink Bar!
To keep up to date with all the latest information on The Great Food and Drink Festivals, which will also be visiting Markeaton Park, Newstead Abbey, Lincoln Castle and Hardwick Hall in 2017, visit www.greatfoodanddrinkfestivals.co.uk