NOW IN its sixth year, The Glynde Food and English Wine Festival is a unique event set in the stunning grounds of Glynde Place.
Festival founder Viscount Hampden said: “I’m delighted that our event attracts some of the finest English winemakers and that we are able to champion these very successful vineyards.
“We’re also hosting a selection of wonderful artisan food producers, exciting chefs and some really hands on experiences at the festival this year.”
Over the weekend (July 14-15) visitors can explore English wine through tastings and tutored sessions in the beautiful Marble Hall, go foraging with local expert Joe Nixon, learn about food and beer matching with Tim Anderson (MasterChef winner 2011), pick up tips from producers in the How To Tent and join cooking masterclasses with expert tuition from John Torode or Peter Bayless.
For budding young cooks, children can join the Kitchen Academy running all weekend encouraging the next generation of chefs to cook great dishes they can then make at home – from Vegi Sushi to Mexican Quesadillas.
The Kid’s Area will also offer storytelling, seed art and the chance to make their mark on the Glynde Place mural!
This year the Chef Demo Stage, which is free to all visitors, offers a wealth of talent including John Torode, Dhruv Baker, Peter Bayless, Tim Anderson (MasterChef winner 2011) plus actress and cook, Lisa Faulkner and local chef, Matt Gillan (South Lodge Hotel).
Delicious magazine is making an appearance too, with food editor Lizzie Kamenetzky taking to the stage as well.
NEW for 2012 is the Summer Feast, an exclusive party hosted by John Torode and Dhruv Baker.
Held in the main marquee on the Saturday night of the festival, it will be a chance to try some stunning food and enjoy the striking surroundings of Glynde Place into the evening.
Tickets are £50 per person (strictly limited availability) to include a glass of English fizz and canapés on arrival followed by a three course sharing feast.
Tickets for the festival (starting at £10 for adults) and the Feast are now on sale www.glyndefoodfestival.co.uk.