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Second Food Festival promises delicious treats and fabulous cocktails

March 4th, 2016

Food lovers are being invited to learn new cooking – and cocktail-making – skills from top chefs during a delicious festival.

Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls is hosting its second Food Festival on Saturday, March 12, from 10am to 3pm.

People are welcome to pop along to meet local producers with a mouth-watering range of speciality foods, including chocolate, chutney, sausages and cider.cocktail

There will also be a series of demonstrations by the best local chefs.

Organiser Wendy Rist, chairman of Friends of HMSG, said: “The Monmouth area has a wealth of excellent food and drink producers.

“Last year, around 350 visitors turned up to our first festival and it really strengthened links with the local community. We can’t wait to build on last year’s success with the next event.

“Nutrition is an important part of everyone’s health and it is particularly important for young people, studying for exams.

“We hope people learn exciting cooking skills, taste new things and, most importantly, have a really fun day out.”

Food Festival 2015 Simon King 1861There will be various demonstrations throughout the day, including an appearance from Michelin Star-trained Simon King from Restaurant 1861 in Abergavenny.

Simon has been in the business for 20 years and believes simple seasonal ingredients treated respectfully create the best culinary experiences.

Andreas Christou from Monmouth’s newest restaurant, La Piccola Italia, will be teaching guests the secrets behind some of their hearty Italian favourites.

And Sam Nash from Moko’s Tequila Bar will be mixing up a storm, demonstrating how to create his most popular cocktails.

Entry is free to all.

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