It’s that time of year again: the Eat Cambridge team has been buried in application forms, brochure copy, and tantalising images of food and drink, whilst pulling together and double checking all of the final details for this year’s festival of local food and drink. And we think it’s going to be a cracker! During the festival fortnight, 10-24 May 2014, we’ve got a hugely exciting line-up of foodie happenings and some rather awesome new events exploring a very different side of the Cambridge food and drink scenes. We can’t say too much until the festival brochure is released (any day now!) but, trust us, you’ll find something for everyone during Eat Cambridge. We’ve got family events, hands-on workshops, chef demos, exclusive Eat Cambridge menus, and a dazzling array of suppers, pop-ups, talks and debates.
We’ve also notched up an impressive list of stallholders for the Main Event on Saturday 17 May at the Corn Exchange. It is going to an even bigger and better version of last year’s food and drink fair, featuring local and independent producers and suppliers of every type of food and drink you can possibly imagine. Put it this way, you certainly won’t be going away hungry. Plus we’ll have a handy picnic area and a pop-up coffee shop to keep you going on the day. We’re bursting to share news of this year’s top secret pop-up, too, which you’ll be able to attend on the day of the Main Event. It’s an exciting extravaganza with a very exclusive air of intrigue, and it can only be found at Eat Cambridge’s Main Event for one day only. Details of the event and how to book your place will be released in the festival brochure, so keep your eyes peeled.
Entertainment on the day will be provided by the local experts joining our schedule of food and drink talks; we can’t spill the beans just yet but we’re really excited about what we’ve got in store for you. Prepare to be fascinated and fed in equal measures. As the talks proved to be so popular last year, we’ve arranged for them to take place in their own separate room at the Corn Exchange in 2014 so everyone will be able to see and hear what’s going on. Talks are totally free to attend but make sure you check the timings in the festival brochure and get there early to guarantee a seat! If you need help, just ask one of the Eat Cambridge volunteers on the day ~ we’ll be on hand with smiles, brochures, directions, and possibly some tasty little surprises too!
That’s all for now; hope we’ve whet your appetite for more!
See you at Eat Cambridge,
Heidi, Sian and Caroline