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Taste of Rushcliffe Food Festival returns this Saturday

Food lovers across Rushcliffe can enjoy a taste of mouth-watering menus from an array of talented local food and drink businesses this Saturday August 27 as the Taste of Rushcliffe Food Festival returns to Central Avenue.

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s free food festival is only a few days away and takes place on Central Avenue in West Bridgford from 10am to 3pm. All market traders will be open for business from 9am.

Visitors can indulge in a fabulous range of local food stalls from over 20 growers, makers, cooks and businesses, as part of the Borough’s celebrations for Nottinghamshire Day.

As part of Nottinghamshire Day, there will be a variety of free Nottinghamshire-themed activities for children including a range of Robin Hood activities such as interactive storytelling, games and crafts by Super Sparkle Parties.

In addition, Nottingham Rugby will be providing rugby games and taster sessions for children.

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There will also be a smoothie bike, salsa making sessions and a children’s food lab. Families can also visit Inspire Libraries stand at the event.

Nottinghamshire’s own Annie’s Burger Shack is among the star attractions in a celebration of fabulous local food flavours.

Annie, owner of the local restaurant will provide a cookery demonstration at 11am featuring a menu favourite Portland stuffed French toast with sausage patty and a new Californian Monte Cristo sandwich.

Throughout the day visitors can also learn hot tips and enjoy cookery demonstrations from BBQ Ben, Studio Chocolate and the Giggling Squid where they will showcase their top recipes.

From cured meats to tasty pies, preserves and pastries, the Taste of Rushcliffe is a showcase of the huge variety of food, drink and talent that the Borough has to offer.

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Communities and Climate Change Cllr Abby Brennan said: “Our annual Taste of Rushcliffe event showcases the talented local businesses that we are proud to have in the Borough and gives event-goers a chance to sample the wide range of delicious dishes available.

“It will be a fantastic family day out and visitors can expect to taste an array of fabulous, mouth-watering treats from businesses including Loxelys Larder, Brockleby’s Pies, Vegetarian Rasoi and many more.

“There’s also the live cooking demonstrations from local talented cooks including Annie, who has made a name for herself for having one of the best burger shacks in Nottinghamshire.

“I’m looking forward to seeing what delicious recipes she cooks up in her masterclass and I encourage residents to come along to another free family event.

“There’s something for everyone, whether you want to tantalise your tastebuds at the street market, top up your culinary skills at a food masterclass or head over to the children’s food lab.”

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