Foodie experiences to enjoy this month
Time to discover what’s on in Gloucestershire (and sometimes a little further afield) this month. Cheltenham Food & Drink Week is coming up on the 18th September and there are some foodie treats to book in October at the Cheltenham Literary Festival and in November at the Stroud Book Festival. Head over to Evesham to experience Michelin level food in a rather unexpected venue and of course, treat yourself to an amazing gelato.
Cheltenham Food & Drink Week
18 to 24 September throughout Cheltenham
Cheltenham BID and Visit Cheltenham have masterminded possibly the tastiest week of the year. Time to celebrate Cheltenham’s fabulous chefs and town centre restaurants, bars and cafes.
Choose from masterclasses, special menus and free live entertainment in various venues throughout the Cheltenham, including The Brewery Quarter.
Visit Cheltenham invited me to try three experiences, sushi tasting at Bar Toyko, Cheese and Wine Tasting at Domaine 16 and cocktails at Memsahib. All as fabulous as you can imagine but the Cheese and Wine at Domaine 16 was particularly good!
Visit the Food and Drink week website to start planning your food and drink week! #cheltfoodrinkweek
Stroud Book Festival
Early November 2023
Have you been following Tom Kerridge’s fascinating series on the hospitality industry? He’s at the book festival on 8th to launch a new book.
The event will also feature Lotte Lyster and Miles Connolly from award-winning Stroud local, The Prince Albert, who featured in Tom’s 2020 BBC TV series, “Saving Britain’s Pubs”. and Tom Herbert, baker and co-founder of The Long Table. You can also book a meal beforehand created with his recipes.
Cheltenham Literature Festival
6th to 15 October 2023
There are many famous foodie names taking part in the festival. The key venue for special lunches and dinners is the Daffodil a stunning art Deco Venue. These events all include food in some form.
Many of the events have sold out, but there are still places at time of writing for:
On the Farm with Julius Roberts, Saturday 7 October 2023 1.00pm. Star of A Taste of the Country from £42
The Suya Kitchen, Saturday 7 October 2023 7.00pm From £65.00. Feasting on West African street food Suya, poet, playwright and performer Inua Ellams is joined by restaurant critic and author Jimi Famurewa weaving a beautiful and complex portrait of Nigeria.
Dinner with Skye McAlpine, Sunday 8 October 2023 7.00pm Chef Skye McAlpine is in conversation with Julia Leonard as she shares recipes to comfort, seduce and celebrate and lets us in on the secrets to her stylish and relaxed hosting skills. From £65.
This book is a real favourite of mine:
Dark Rye and Honey Cake, Wednesday 11 October 2023 3.30pm. Belgium has long forged a distinctive baking culture through its seasonal feasts and festivals. With recipes and stunning photography, Regula Ysewijn introduces the traditions of this unique region and explores the history, art and culinary ties that bind the Low Countries. She talks to food historian Annie Gray over a delicious afternoon tea inspired by recipes from her book.
Roast Figs, Sugar Snow Monday 9 October 2023 7:30pm – 10:00pm. Diana Henry’s (the Telegraph Food writer’s latest book. Sharing comforting delights from cold-weather climes – from the ski slopes of Italy to the coffee houses of Vienna and Budapest, rural New England and beyond. From £65
Carters of Mosely at Westlands
Westlands grows a vast arrange of produce and supply many top restaurants purchase. They’re also to be found at Stroud Farmer’s Market.
Michelin starred Carters of Moseley have set up a restaurant at Westlands and have set themselves the challenge of creating meals using 75% of the produce grown in and around the dining space. You can eat from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Bookings available until November 4th. We visited back in August and thoroughly enjoyed the experience!