Turnbull’s to host first Northumbrian Food Festival

Dan Turnbull ©Paul Stephenson

September will see Alnwick-based Turnbull’s Northumbrian Food Hall host their inaugural Northumbrian Food Festival.

The week-long event will feature a host of food demonstrations and tastings from Northumbrian food producers, along with a small weekend market at Turnbull’s Food Hall in Alnwick.

The Northumberland-based business is also including a charity element in its festival recipe, as it looks to raise money for several local youth sports clubs.

The event will begin on Monday September 18 with a Northumbrian Evening – a collaboration between the sixth-generation business and Michelin-starred Restaurant Pine.

The Northumbrian Evening event will feature two of the country’s top butchers, Dan Turnbull and Alex Daley, as they demonstrate a range of butchery skills and present the preparation and provenance of local venison. Meanwhile, the Pine team – headed up by chef patron Cal Byerley and head chef Ian Waller – will create a show-stopping menu including venison and Cal’s highly acclaimed 10 out of 10 dessert from his appearance on the Great British Menu. Meanwhile, sommelier Vanessa Stolz will curate and wine grown and produced in the UK. During the evening Cal and Pine co-owner Sian Byerley will also share their story and ethos with guests, and answer questions in a Q&A session hosted by Mark Turnbull.

Other events during the festival will include: a chocolate tasting with local chocolatier Jane Davenport; a wine and cheese evening featuring a curated selection of Northumberland cheeses; and a Northumbrian Beer Festival with beers from seven local breweries.

For a full list of events, and details on how to book, visit www.turnbullsfood.co.uk

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