Saturday, 13 August 2016

Guernsey Food Festival programme grows

MORE events have been added to the #Guernsey International #FoodFestival programme (September 23-October 2). 

The ten day festival celebrates the quality and variety of island food with Guernsey’s producers and chefs combining forces to showcase produce and cuisine from Guernsey, Alderney, Herm, and Sark.

With its full programme of events, promotions, and local markets, there will be opportunities to sample the one-of-a-kind gastronomy which has grown from the archipelago’s geographical position between England and France, allowing it to fuse English and French cuisines.

Latest confirmed events include:

Cigars, Cocktails and Canapés (September 23) – Ziggurat, Guernsey’s Moroccan-themed hotel and restaurant, hosts an early evening reception on its terrace with views of the island’s capital and out to sea. Tickets are priced at £35.

Dinner with Jean-Christophe Novelli (September 23), St Pierre Park Hotel – Chef and restaurateur Jean-Christophe Novelli returns to the festival for the second year, joining forces with chef Tony Leck of The Pavilion at St Pierre Park Hotel. The chefs will work together to create a special menu to be served at a gala dinner. Tickets from £50 to £75.

The Big Guernsey Market (September 24-25), Crown Pier, St Peter Port –
This will be the festival’s focal point in St Peter Port featuring stalls from local producers and chefs. The market incorporates the Children’s Food Festival, where little foodies can get hands-on with local produce. Guernsey’s chefs will be on the Live Food Show stage to showcase their culinary skills, alongside guest chefs from France, India, the UK, and the US, who will talk through the step-by-step preparation of their dishes before giving the opportunity to sample tasters. Free entry.

Beach BBQ Cook-Off (September 24-25), Crown Pier, St Peter Port –
Former Masterchef contestant and Aussie barbecue supremo, Kieron James, hosts the Guernsey Beach BBQ Cook Off at St Peter Port’s Live Food Stage, where local chefs compete to produce the tastiest barbecue dish. The winner is decided by the audience, which gets to sample the meats and judge the chefs’ dishes. Free entry.

Guernsey Gourmet Bus Tour (October 1) Island wide – This whistle-stop tour of Guernsey’s producers goes behind-the-scenes at some of the island’s leading food and drink makers and includes a two-course local produce lunch. Tickets £65 from

Wild Foraging Workshop (October 2) Rocquaine Bay – Wild Guernsey offers a festival workshop, taking budding foragers to gather wild food, taste it raw, and then transform the ingredients into a recipe worth remembering for a family picnic or dinner party. Foragers will learn to identify Guernsey’s sea herbs and vegetables and then sample a treat made up from the ingredients found on the tour. Tickets £20 from

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