|April 1, 2011||to||April 10, 2011|
Join in the many events that are taking place this April in Brighton and Hove to celebrate food and drink.
Friday 1 April, noon
Festival launch featuring Chef’s Race, seafront
The 2011 Spring Harvest festival launches with a pancake race featuring chefs from Brighton’s top restaurants. Followed by a short introduction about the festival and the launch for the Brighton & Hove Foodie Awards 2011!
Friday 1 – Saturday 2 April, from 2pm – 11pm
Sussex Beer Festival, Pub du Vin, Ship Street, Brighton
Pub du Vin and CAMRA present some of the best British ales from small and independent breweries. Enjoy samples, talk to the experts, and tuck into great pub grub including a hog roast. £3/£5 entry depending on session.
Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 April, from 10am – 6pm
Big Sussex Market, New Road, Brighton
Brighton’s biggest local produce market returns for it’s first outing of 2011. Top Brighton restaurants sit alongside farmers and independent producers, bringing you the best of Sussex.
Saturday 2 April, from 10am – 6pm
Taste of Sussex Gourmet Bus Trip
Hop on our vintage Routemaster bus for a whistle-stop tour of some of Sussex’s finest producers including a local microbrewery and a world-class winery.
Sunday 3 April, from Noon – 8pm
Champagne & Local Sparkling Wine Festival, Hotel du Vin, Ship Street, Brighton
Hotel du Vin and the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival host an exclusive Champagne and local sparking wine event in the Dome Room. Sample and buy wines from 15 suppliers, enjoy excellent food, and join in tasting masterclasses and workshops. Tickets £20 per person including 3 half glass tasters and 1 full glass; workshops and masterclasses are priced accordingly and can be booked in advance.
Friday 1 – Friday 8 April
Brighton & Hove Restaurant Week
The first ever city-wide restaurant week invites the city’s restaurants, cafés and gastropubs to offer diners prix fixe menus that will be promoted through the food festival website and official brochure (restaurants £7.50 lunch, £15 dinner; cafés £5 deal).
Wednesday 6 April, 10am – 4pm
Churchill Square Farmers Market and Live Food Kitchen
The Live Food Kitchen returns to the weekly Churchill Square Farmers Market, with live demos from restaurants and stallholders. 2010 saw celebrity restauranteur Heather Mills, alongside demos from Terre á Terre, Sevendials and Drakes, vegetable carving from Sabai Thai Gastrobar, and even sausage stuffing!
Saturday 9 April, 9.30am – 3.30pm
Live Food Show, Radisson Blu Royal York, Old Steine, Brighton
An exclusive Live Food Show event, hosted by local foodie Andrew Kay, at one of the city’s leading hotels. 50 guests will enjoy demos from invited restaurants, alongside wine tastings, and a three-course lunch based on the food they’ve seen prepared. Tickets in advance £42 per person.
Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 April, 9am – 6pm (TBC)
Brighton Marathon Food Market, Victoria Gardens, Brighton
The food festival teams up with the Brighton Marathon to feed the spectators and refuel the runners (all 15,000 of them!) with healthy, local produce sourced from a 26 mile radius of the city. Plenty of hot foods and goodies to take away!
Saturday 26 March & Sunday 23 April, 11am – 6pm
(and every 4th Saturday of the month until October 2011)
Sussex Farmers Market, Hove Lawns
The Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival hosts a monthly farm and local producers market.
Thursday 10 – Saturday 12 March, noon – 6pm CAMRA Sussex Beer Festival, Hove Centre
Saturday 16 – Sunday 17 April, 11am – 6pm
The Chocolate Festival, New Road, Brighton
Tuck into the yummy stuff at this massive celebration of Chocolate!