Next weekend sees the return of the annual Malton Food Lover’s Festival, billed as a celebration of God’s own county and showcasing Malton and Yorkshire to the world.
Now in its 8th year, the festival attracts thousands of visitors to the picturesque market town, and is regarded as one of the UK’s most prestigious food events, attracting some of the finest food talent in the country.
Among the 2016 festival line-up is celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager, Telegraph food writer and journalist Rose Prince as well as some of Yorkshire’s finest local talent, including festival favourite Steph Moon and Michelin-starred chef James Mackenzie from the Pipe and Glass restaurant in South Dalton who will be cooking live on stage and teaching at the cookery school.
Also cooking live will be award-winning chef Nigel Brown, French super chef Yves Quemerias, wellness guru Xochi Balfour, fish expert Jonathan Batchelor and the world famous team from Betty’s.
New this year is the Festival Tea Room in the Old Town Hall run by the Leeds-based Tarte and Berry team and Talbot Yard Food Court is also in on the act with a new seating area, live music and street food as well as a new link passage direct to the Market Place to make it even easier to access.
Malton cookery school lessons will be running all weekend and fresh from their Beertown success, local breweries Bad Seed and Brass Castle will be running the festival bar showcasing some of the finest Made in Malton craft ale and beer and live bands and street food will keep the festival party running to 11pm on Saturday
A host of interviews, talks and tastings are planned throughout the course of the weekend and as always the whole festival is built around the 160 superb food stalls and delectable street food eateries for visitors to sample and buy.
A jam-packed programme of children’s events and activities will also ensure that there is something for the whole family and this year sees the addition of a vintage funfair and kids cookery area as part of the new family entertainment line-up.
The festival is free to enter with both free and ticketed events throughout. To find out more visit www.maltonyorkshire.co.uk.