Artisan bakers, craft brewers and gourmet burgers - Blenheim Palace Food Festival returns in May

By Claire Dukes - 12 March 2019

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  • Image via Blenheim Palace

    Image via Blenheim Palace

Celebrity names and local chefs have joined the line-up for Blenheim Palace's sixth Food Festival.

  • Blenheim Palace estate

    Blenheim Palace estate

From 15 to 17 May Fantastic Food Festivals will be returning to Blenheim Palace for a bank holiday of celebrity faces, local chefs and gourmet food stalls.

The weekend is set to provide culinary courses, educational demonstrations from celebrity and local chefs and an array of a interactive family-friendly activities in the grounds of Blenheim Palace.

Each year the Fantastic Food Festivals team strive to evolve and to offer something unique. In 2019 the focus is on education, environment and food for everyone with a new free-from ‘Nature’s Pantry’ area. Up to 160 regional food and drink exhibitors will be on hand to tickle taste buds from artisan bakers, craft brewers, gourmet burgers and international cuisine to traditional ice creams and handmade sweets. 

Festival Managing Director Bill Prosser said: “The food festival was a huge success last year and we’re delighted to return to beautiful Blenheim Palace for a weekend of gastronomic treats!

"We’re excited to launch the ‘Nature’s Pantry’, a specialist area consisting of Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free and Organic producers, so delicious food is available to satisfy every diet.

“We look forward to welcoming some of the country’s top talented chefs, celebrities and experts to the Festival Kitchen. This year’s incredible line-up includes Raymond Blanc MBE, Jean-Christophe Novelli and Angellica Bell. The overriding theme at the Festival is education – we hope all our guests will leave with a new skill or a better understanding of culinary or seasonal produce.

"Blenheim Palaces’ environmentalist will also be on hand to discuss current environmental issues.”

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