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The city’s top chefs cooked up a storm at Liverpool John Lennon Airport yesterday, as passengers were treated to a taste of Liverpool Food and Drink Festival, which is set to launch on 7th and 8th September with a giant feast in Sefton Park.
Chefs from Alma de Cuba, Bistro Qui? and Pickled Walnut – all of whom are taking part in the festival – joined event organiser, SK Events, to ensure visitors arriving at LJLA were greeted with a tasty welcome.
Passengers flying into the city enjoyed bite-sized samples of a variety of dishes, including scotch eggs with slaw, chorizo, fig and goat’s cheese canapés, oysters and wood pigeon on raspberry jelly, to highlight the range of dishes on offer at Liverpool Food and Drink Festival, which is now in its sixth year.
Denise Harris, Event Director of Liverpool Food and Drink Festival, said: “Liverpool is famous for its music, its nightlife and its sense of humour, but we wanted to show visitors that the food and drink scene here is pretty impressive too.
“The visitors we spoke to were very impressed with their taste of the city’s food and drink scene, and hopefully we’ve given them some inspiration for where to eat during their stay.”
Robin Tudor, Head of PR at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, added: “The range of cuisine available in Liverpool is fantastic, and we are delighted to have teamed up with Liverpool Food and Drink Festival to help promote the city as a first class food and drink destination.”
This year’s festival launch weekend will feature demos from TV chefs Gizzi Erskine, John Whaite, Stefan Gates, Shelina Permalloo, Aiden Byrne and Levi Roots. The event will also include a range of masterclasses, a seafood emporium, a Champagne bar and live music. And there will be plenty for budding young foodies to enjoy with a dedicated children’s area, including a Junior Chefs’ Academy and an ‘edible garden’, as well as themed areas, such as ‘street food corner’ and the ‘heavenly chocolate garden’ and a pop up restaurant.
Festivities are set to continue for the rest of the week (7th – 15th September) with a programme of food and drink events at bars, cafes, restaurants and arts venues across the city.
Advance tickets come with fast track entry and are available £5 online. Entry is free for children (under 14).
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