From Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd February, Rockliffe Hall, a five-star luxury golf and spa hotel on the edge of the County Durham and North Yorkshire border, is hosting its first Artisan Food Fair to launch its week-long Festival of Food.
Taking place from 10am to 4pm each day, the Artisan Food Fair, sponsored by Goodfellows At Home, is the perfect day out for food and drink lovers with 30 stalls selling delicious artisan produce from local gins and award-winning puddings to gourmet scotch eggs and unusual condiments.
Hot food will be available from a selection of the best Street Food Traders, and visitors will be able to tuck into dishes from the Middle East, Caribbean, Greece and Germany, as well as American-style vegan junk food from regional favourites Grumpy Panda and coffee from The Tynemouth Coffee Company.
In The Looking Glass House, Live Chef Demonstrations will be taking place by Rockliffe Hall’s chefs and top chefs Danny Parker, Dave Coulson and Daniel Fletcher who have recently appeared on BBC2’s Great British Menu. The chefs will each be paired with a food producer from the region to show visitors how to use the produce at home to create delicious dishes – with the product used being available for sale at the food fair. It’s going to be an interactive and intimate experience, with visitors able to ask questions and see the chefs cooking up a storm.
Savour will be there too, hosting our popular Spirit Schools across the weekend – where guests can be taken on a journey of their chosen spirit and sample up to six different drinks. Choose from Gin School (£25 for five G&Ts), Rum School (£25 for five rum tastings) or Whisky School (£35 for six whisky tastings). Our Spirit School events always sell-out, so advanced bookings are required. If you wish to attend, please call 01325 729999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Artisan Food Fair is FREE to attend with:
*Complimentary chef demonstrations – see below for times
(Please note elements of this event are outdoors, so appropriate footwear and warm coats are recommended.)
COOKERY DEMO TIMES
Saturday 2nd February
The Rockliffe Chefs:
11am – Paul O’Hara (The Clubhouse) and Simon Raine, of Weardale Cheese
12.30pm – Richard Allen (The Orangery) and Lizzy Hodcroft, from The Sweet Beet
2.00pm – Aaron Craig (The Brasserie) and Nick Fairley, of Fairley’s Fine Condiments
3.00pm – Aaron Craig (The Brasserie), cooking with Durham Gin.
Sunday 3rd February
The Great British Menu Chefs:
11am – Daniel Fletcher, Fenchurch Restaurant London
12.30pm – Danny Parker, Jesmond Dene House
2.00pm – David Coulson, Peace and Loaf
3.00pm – Dave, Danny and Dan: Great British Menu Highlights.
CONFIRMED ARTISAN PRODUCERS INCLUDE:
G&G Goodfellows at Home, Calder’s Kitchen, The Sweet Beet, Screaming Chimp, Fairleys Fine Condiments, The Clucking Pig Company, Geordie Bangers, North Chocolates, Durham Distillery, Hepple Gin, Weardale Cheese, The Lakes Distillery, The Sawley Kitchen, Northumbrian Smokehouse, Rosalind’s Larder, The Little Quaker Distillery, Burtree Puddings, The Twisted Curry Co, Mediterranean Gourmet Company and the British Game Alliance.
CONFIRMED HOT FOOD STALLS INCLUDE:
The Calabash Tree, Smokey Joe’s, Geordie Bangers, Grumpy Panda, Papa Ganoush, Mivesi Spice, The Tynemouth Coffee Company