Saturday, September 17, 2005

Fri 7th - Sun 9th October

Friday 7th Oct 1000-1400
David South Cheeses. Pass your eyes, cheese at its best.

Fri 7th 1700-1900
Belgian Belly
October Hallowe'en Beer (made from pumpkins) Tasting.

Fri 7th Oct - From 1300
North Star Delicatessen
Come and sample a fantastic range of wines from the New World, hosted by Anna Beeston from Capricorn Wines.

Friday 7th Oct 1100-1400
Unicorn Grocery
Lassi come home! Tauseef will be making sub-continental banana & mango lassi drinks for all to try.

Friday 7th Oct
Uluru bar
Bush Tucker Trial, dare to try deep fried scorpion.

Sat 8th Oct 1000-1400
Osa African food tasting.
Spice up your food with the coolest of locally made sauces.

Sat 8th Oct
Belgian Belly
October Chocolate & Beer Tasting. All Day.

Sat 8th Oct
North Star Delicatessen
Innocent Drinks. A chance to taste this wonderful range of healthy smoothies & juices.

Sun 9th Oct 1200-1700
Food and Drink Festival Market
Chorlton Place Car Park
‘The Roots and Fruits Roadshow' - judging and exhibition
Stalls will include Hog Roast, North Star Delicatessen, Uluru Beer Tent & BBQ, Unicorn Grocery, Wild Food Provisions, Ipanema Coffee (all the way from Brazil), Paul's Bread/Pizza Oven (all the way from Melton Mowbray!), Marble Beer entertainment and much more.

Fri 14th - Mon 17th October

Fri 14th Oct
North Star Delicatessen
Ess Foods promotion with David Winstanley. You won’t believe how good their tomato ketchup tastes! This company make the best condiments we’ve tasted. Try the whole range today.

Friday 14th Oct 2000-2100
Battery Park
Chocolate making demonstration. Some easy techniques and ideas for the domestic kitchen including bars and individual chocolates. Chocolate goodies to be won. Tickets £2.50 in advance, as places are limited.

Friday 14th Oct1000-1400
Innocent Drinks - The Sultans of smoothies, thickies & juices. Plus general lovely universal goodness and well-being.

Sat 15th Oct 1000-1400
Tyrell’s Potato Crisps. Taste the flavour.

Saturday 15th Oct 1000-1200
Battery Park
Best dressed biscuits competition...come along and try your hand at icing and decorating some biscuits. Choose from dinosaurs and witches, maybe even try some hands and feet. Prizes for top three best dressed biscuits
NB This event is for children

Sat 15th Oct from 1100
North Star Delicatessen
Cheese tasting hosted by our cheese supplier, David South Ltd. Your chance to sample the finest English provincial cheeses.

Saturday 15th Oct
Aussie BBQ- weather permitting

Sunday 16th Oct
North Star Delicatessen
Our fabulous North Star Breakfast available all day.

Sunday 16th Oct 12noon
Chorlton Meadows
Wild Mushroom Hunt
meet opposite Bowling Green pub. £10 adults/ £5 children.
Edible Mushroom Hunt by local herbalist Jesper Launder
T-0161 445 0964 or 07900 544 826
(Mushroom hunters also get 10% discount on 4 course Wild Food Evening at Battery Park that evening. Call Oista Productions to book 07833 774775)

Sunday 16th Oct at 1915
Battery Park
Oista Productions presenting The Chorlton Food & Drink Festival Wild Food Evening Special. 4 courses of wildly sourced ingredients. £18 per head, booking is essential. Call Oista for details 07833 774 775

Sun 16th October 1900h
Belgian Belly
Walloonian Beer & Food Evening. Call for tickets.

Sunday 16th Oct
Unicorn Grocery
Apple Day : Taste over 15 different apple varieties, most from English orchards.

Monday 17th Oct
North Star Delicatessen
Charcuterie promotion. Chorizos, salamis, Serrano and Parma hams, sample the finest meats from around the world.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Mon 10th - Thur 13th October

Monday 10th Oct 1000 -
Battery Park
Ipanema coffee : Talk by ‘The man from Ipanema!’ about the origins of their great single estate coffee. Free coffee and cakes.

Mon 10th Oct 0930 – 1100 and 1500-1700
North Star Delicatessen
Cake & Coffee promotion . Buy a regular Latte, Cappuccino or Americano coffee, with a slice of cake and get another coffee & cake absolutely free.

Mon 10th Oct The Bar
Frank's infamous quiz night with a food and drink theme. There will also be complimentary canapés for all teams.

Monday 10th Oct
Wine tasting evening, a wide range of Australian and New Zealand wines.

Tuesday 11th Oct 1500
Battery Park
Winter Menu Launch.
Free tastings Battery Park’s new winter menu, including soups, stews and bacon butties.

Tues 11th Oct 0930 – 1100 and 1500-1700
North Star Delicatessen
Cake & Coffee promotion . Buy a regular Latte, Cappuccino or Americano coffee, with a slice of cake and get another coffee & cake absolutely free.

Tuesday 11th Oct
Unicorn Grocery
All day event Tofuzilla Fresh tofu made before your very eyes. Just 3 ingredients and 3000 years of history. So what do you with it? Samples and recipes in the oriental and occidental traditions.

Tues 11th Oct at 1930
Unicorn Grocery
Organic Wine Tasting £5
Jem from Vinceremos guides us through the tastes of European organic vineyards.

Tuesday 11th October
We will be holding a Best of British evening championing the very best of food and drink from all around Britain. This will be an evening of celebration highlighting the food and drink heroes of the local area and further a field.
For example we will have Welsh Lobster, caught off the Menai Straights, Scottish fore rib beef supplied by Chorlton Butchers Frosts since 1910. The beef is hung for 41 days, three times longer than the average, this helps deliver its unique depth of flavour and we have the gold medal winning Nytimber sparkling wine from Sussex which recently beat a Premier Cru champagne into fourth place in a blind tasting held by Which? magazine. As well as Noel Reed wine expert to guide our dinners through the wine available on the night and the best cheeses in Britain supplied by Peter “The Cheese Detective” Pendrill.

Wed 12th Oct
North Star Delicatessen
Chegworth Valley Apple Juice tasting. The best juices we can find. Try them in store today.

Wednesday 12th Oct
The full spectrum of organic fruit & veg. Fulfilling one of our staff member’s dreams… together with a pot of gold at the end. Come and see a rainbow!

Wednesday 12th Oct
Uluru bar
Australasian Cuisine Night, try some really unusual stuff from a range of 20 Australasian dishes. ie. Yabbies, Pink Snapper, Crocodile Kebabs, Barumundi. Free bottle of house wine with every two main courses.

Thursday 13th Oct
National Parsnip Day - Unicorn Grocery
Unicorn’s family of jute bags welcomes a new edition. Parsnip is the new brown! Eating parsnips for tea today is a festival must.

Thurs 13th Oct
North Star Delicatessen
An evening cooking demonstration by chef/owner Deanna, who will share some kitchen secrets & reveal some top tips. Tickets are £10 per person and include nibbles, a glass of wine and a 10% discount on anything bought from the delicatessen on the night. Not to be missed.

Thursday 13th Oct 1200-1700
Special Festival Lunch Set Menu: 1 course 5.95, 2 courses 8.95, 3 courses 10.95
All week: On top of the normal menu there will be a Chorlton Food & Drink Festival specials board every evening which will include starters, main courses and cocktails.

Post Festival

Manchester Food & Drink Festival
Fri 7th - Mon 17th October
Festival Site

Farmers Market
Piccadilly M1 0830 - 1800h
Fri / Sat 23-24 September
Fri / Sat 21-22 October
Fri / Sat 23-24 November

Ashton Farmers and Producers Market
Ashton-u-Lyne Market Square
On the last Sunday of each month, 0900 - 1500h
Over 70 stalls it is the biggest in the region. Well worth a visit.
Tameside Markets
National Association of Farmers Markets

European Christmas Market
17th November - 21st December
St.Ann's Square 1000 - 1700h
Albert Square 1000 - 2100h