An update from Jay Anderson:
‘Since becoming chairman of Bridport Local Food Group last November, I have been busy with our members in the planning for this year’s Festival.
We have been considering some new ideas and activities to create an even more varied and interesting Festival week. There will be another ‘Screen Bites’ presentation at the Arts Centre, where a French comedy about a chef will be screened, plus some of the favourites are back such as the Taste Trail, which will run all week, the food quiz at Ropemakers, visits around Palmers Brewery, a visit to Furleigh Estate to learn about their wines and various other evening events.
At the main event on Saturday at Asker Meadows there will be a new ‘Make & Taste’ tent, where you can get ‘hands on’ making simple food dishes; cookery demonstrations by local chefs including Lesley Waters; plenty of free children activities, a talk about a new book Dorset and the usual large range of local food and drink producers.
The popular Beer Festival, organised by the Round Table, will be starting on the Friday evening
and open until late on Saturday evening. This year we have invited back some of the previous caterers and also some new ones, so there is plenty of choice of food to buy.
Jay Anderson, Chairman, Bridport Local Food Group