International food festival promises to tantalise your taste buds

1 October 2017

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Supreme cuisine from around the world is set to tantalise the taste buds at the Swadlincote International Food and Drink Festival.

The popular extravaganza is returning to the High Street and the Delph public square for its third successive year - and promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Local and national traders are selling, among other things, award-winning pies, game and exotic meats, Mexican street food, posh fish fingers and jerk charcoal BBQ kebabs.

Those who enjoy a tipple or two can enjoy beers and ciders, flavoured gin, vodka liqueurs and much more.

The festival takes place from 10am to 6pm on Friday 13 and Saturday, October 14 and from 10am to 5pm on Sunday, October 15.

Top chefs, including ‘The Wild Chef’ Ralph Skripek from the Butler’s Pantry in Micklover, will be demonstrating their skills and passing on handy culinary tips on the Sunday.

Cllr Bob Wheeler, Leader of South Derbyshire District Council, said:

“The variety of stalls and the entertainment schedule at this year’s festival is absolutely stunning - we’ve really raised the bar high.

“People always tell us that they want to see unique events in Swadlincote to complement its thriving shops and businesses and the International Food and Drink Festival is certainly one of those.”

Adding an extra course to the enjoyment will be international arts, crafts, clothing and gift stalls, a continental bar and live entertainment, including local band The Surfin’ Llamas.

A ‘Spot the Dish Trail’ can also be found around the town, with shops and businesses displaying pictures of dishes and where they are from. The trail can be downloaded from the Swadlincote Town Team Facebook page or a free spotter form can be picked up from the Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, in West Street.

Completed forms returned by 4pm on Sunday, October 15 will be entered into a prize draw.