Now in its fifth year the event will be serving up some great ideas and demonstrations on the food and drink front.
Wine experts, top chefs and some friendly rivalry for a double helping of Ready Steady Cook competitions will form the main course over the festival weekend at the Eastgate Theatre.
There also a chance to taste over 60 Scottish beers and wander round one of the Borders’ top Farmers’ Markets.
Organiser Val Brunton from the Sunflower Restaurant said: “The Peebles Food Festival is a showcase for food produced in the Borders and a chance for people to have fun with food. We have some excellent demonstrations lined up where the skills top chefs will be on show,” she said.
It promises to be a great day out for all the family and Peebles will be extending a warm welcome to visitors far and wide. The Peebles Food Festival programme
Friday 21 October 2011
19:30 Ready Steady Cook – from £2.50
Popular family show with four Peebles chefs and their assistants cooking some amazing dishes from their goodie bags. Will Val Brunton & Bob Harrison defend their title?
Saturday 22 October 2011
11:00 Junior Ready Steady Cook – from £2.50
Once again the three Peebles primary schools come together for competitive cooking. Can Priorsford defend their title? The emphasis is on local and healthy eating. Event sponsored by Sainsburys in Peebles.
13:30 Villeneuve Wine Tasting Masterclass – £10
Kenny Vannan introduces wines from all over the world to tempt your palate and gives expert guidance on how to choose your own vintage. Alex Dale owner of The Winery of Good Hope will be presenting a range of his wines from Stellenbosch, South Africa.
14.30 Masterchefs – Adults £5.00 children & concessions £2.50
14:30 – Borders Junior Chef of the year Johnny Streets from the County Hotel, Selkirk will showcase his award winning dishes.
15:30 Tony Singh of Oloroso Restaurant, Edinburgh and star of TV’s Great British Menu is doing the 3.30 Chef Demonstration on Saturday afternoon. Tony will be cooking some amazing Scottish food (with a twist) for you to cook at home.
19:30 – 21:30 Beer Tasting – £10
A beer-lover’s dream – a chance to taste 60 + Scottish beers, collect a tasting glass, and speak to the clever people who brew them!
Sunday 23 October 2011
11:00 Farmers’ Market, plus demonstrations/tasting – Free Entry
Stallholders will include Forsyth’s, Pelham Meats, Whitmuir Organic Place, Cakes By Crumbs, Langshaw Farm, The Sunflower, Bonnington Eggs, Cool As, and many others to tempt you with everything from clootie dumplings to chili jams.
12:00 & 14:30 Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) Demonstrations
Join QMS, at the Eastgate Theatre Sunday 23rd October and learn how to love lamb! Master butchers Callum Forsyth and Gordon Newlands will prepare cuts of meat from locally reared lamb for Michelin starred chef Tony Borthwick, who will demonstrate the versatility of lamb. Sponsored by John Swan Ltd, Livestock Auctioneers, St.Boswells, The Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce.
All tickets available from the Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre, tel: 01721 725777. More at www.peeblesfoodfestival.com
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