EVENT: Best of Brighton, Saturday 9th April 2011 (plus other events)



What a lush day today! Brighton is always at its best when the sun shines and hopefully it will continue to gleam for the upcoming Spring Brighton Food Festival, 1st-10th April.

One really good idea is the Best of Brighton live food event where there will be three forty minute demonstrations from some of the highest acclaimed local restaurants. But better than just watching them in a crowded marquee somewhere, you will be able to really enjoy their efforts with a relaxed sit down 3 course lunch with wine matched by Henry Butler. Excellent, where else can you visit all your favourite restaurants, enjoying a course from each of them in one sitting?

The event starts at 9.30am with tea served in the Radisson Blu Hotel. This is followed by the three demonstrations in the Cooking Theatre by chefs from highly acclaimed restaurants such as Terre a Terre, Sam’s Of Sevendials and Drakes.

The menu will be:
Twice Baked Soufflé by Terre a Terre
Crab and Soft Herb Ravioli by Sam's of Sevendials
Trio of Pork by Drakes (pictured above)
Tarte Tatin plus homemade truffles by Cocoa Patisserie

After the 3 savoury courses, Cocoa (my favourite local patisserie) will hold a final demonstration.

The Best Of Brighton event is a bargain at £45 per person, including chef demonstrations, 3 course lunch, wine and afternoon tea.

Along with this event there is plenty more happening in the festival. Tickets have sold out for my favouite event which is the Taste of Sussex Gourmet Bus Tour but Restaurant Week will be running with some real dining bargains (remember to book ahead), Dining in the Dark night, Fish Festival, wild food cookery course and special restaurant events.

For tickets or full listings, visit Brighton Visitor or call 01273 770044