This is a new concept for a food festival where gate to plate is given its true meaning, with food served alfresco in the parkland at Swinton Park. The aim of the festival is to make the connection between produce and ingredient real, as visitors follow a culinary trail throughout the grounds, enjoying a wide range of "tasting" dishes served throughout the day at alfresco demonstration kitchens set up in the grounds. Produce that can be sampled will include venison, game, trout, lamb and beef sourced from the surrounding 20,000 acre estate, wild food harvested from the parkland and countryside, and cultivated produce grown in the hotels' four acre walled garden. Local wild food expert, Chris Bax, will be giving talks on how to find and harvest nature's own edible shoots, berries, roots and leaves, while advice and tips on designing, planting and cultivating your own kitchen garden will be given by Susan Cunliffe-Lister.
£10 per guest; 4-12 yrs £5; 3yrs and under no charge.