The Foodies Festival returns to Tatton Park this May to delight the senses – this time with a whole host of new additions. The spectacular Cake and Bake Theatre offers a ‘bake-along’ with members of the audience invited to participate – one highlight is likely be Steampunk baker Emilly Ladybird demonstrating how to make a gin and tonic cake, which sounds like two of the best things ever together at last. A cookery school is also open where classes will be held throughout the weekend as well as Wine Village, bringing together producers from across the world to let you sample the fruits of their vineyards. Slightly less exciting, but essential nonetheless, is Homeware Village, which will offer visitors the chance to shop for kitchenware and gadgets. Representatives from Manchester restaurants include Mary-Ellen McTague of Aumbry, Norman Musa of Ning and Thai restaurant Chaophraya’s executive chef Kim Kaewkraikhot (dare you to pronounce that after a trip to Wine Village) will be showing off their culinary skills in the Chef’s Theatre, meanwhile. An extensive Producer’s Market brings together the best in British produce to take home and try your hand at the things you’ve seen, or just head down the Street Food Avenue with ready-to-eat hot and cold food from around the world. A Children’s Cookery Theatre is also provided for those with littluns, who will get their own chance to take part in some gastronomic experiments.


We’ve teamed up with the Foodies Festival to offer five pairs of tickets to a day of your choice. To win a pair, simply send the answer to the question below in an email with the subject line ‘Foodies Festival competition’, with your name, age and Twitter handle, to info at manchesterwire dot co dot uk:

Q: What type of cake will Steampunk baker Emilly Ladybird be demonstrating at the Foodie Festival?

The deadline for entries is 5pm on Friday 18 May. Winners will be contacted on Friday evening.

Fri 17 – Sun 19 May, Tatton Park, Cheshire East, Tel: 0844 995 1111, 10am – 7pm, Day Ticket £10/12, Three-Day Ticket £15/18,


Fri 17 May - Sun 19 May
John Stansfield
Published on:
Sat 18 May 2013