HMSG’s first Food Festival promises delicious day out

March 2, 2015

Food lovers are being invited to learn new cooking skills from top chefs during a delicious festival this weekend.

Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls is hosting its first ever Food Festival on Saturday, March 7, from 10am to 4pm.

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

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.

“We saw this as an opportunity for the girls, parents and staff to enjoy an occasion together and to strengthen links with the local community.

“We hope that visitors will discover new products and learn new skills from the chefs and specialists.

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

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Wendy hopes the festival will become an annual event for the community to enjoy.

At 10.30am, Michelin Star-trained Simon King from Restaurant 1861 in Abergavenny will be demonstrating. He has been in the business for nearly 20 years and believes simple seasonal ingredients treated respectfully create the best culinary experiences.

Steve Robbins from Bistro Prego, Monmouth, is inspired by Mediterranean cuisines. At 11.30am he will be infusing HMSG’s dining hall with the tempting smells which usually grace the cobbled Church Street.

At 12.30pm Claire Alzheyrey from Moko’s in Monmouth promises to spice up your taste buds with the fiery flavours of Mexico.

And from 1.30pm there will be bread baking and cake decorating demonstrations.

Entry is free to all.

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