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Gourmet on the Go!
When not slaving away with only Twitter and mad dog for company, I occasionally have a 'life.' This usually entails cooking for friends, trying far too many wines, and the occasional entire day out. I will post my ramblings, recipes and recommendations here on the 'Gourmet on the Go' blog. Hope you find something of interest!


June 6, 2012

WIN tickets for the Essex Festival of Food and Drink 2012

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The Essex Festival of Food and Drink - Cressing Temple Barns - July 21st & 22nd

After the success of last year, THE Essex Festival of Food and Drink will be returning to Cressing Temple Barns, near Braintree, July 21st & 22nd, to celebrate and promote the wonderful quality and variety of food and drink local to our region.

The weekend will be full of fabulous food and drink related events, top chef demonstrations, including celebrity chefs Gino D’Acampo, Aldo Zilli and Essex’s own Mark Baumann, food and wine tastings, and butchery demonstrations, along with the very best of local producers.

The popular 500 seater Food Court will be back again with over 20 different food  and drink purveyors, dishing up a fantastic fresh array of dishes, complimented with a range of regional beers, cyders, wines and champagne – soft drinks and a decent cuppa will also be available. They’ll be live music to add the final touch to what will be a lively, celebratory festival atmosphere!

For all of the latest news and exhibitors list check out the Festival of Food and Drink website.


We have 4 pairs of tickets the food and drink festival to giveaway!  The tickets are for Saturday 21st July, and all you have to do to be in for a chance of winning them is comment on your favourite Essex produce, producer, food/drink retailer, pub or restaurant below.  Join us in celebrating the very best of Essex.

Tickets include free parking, event programme and entrance to ALL demonstrations including celebrity chef demonstrations.  Please note that children under 12yrs are admitted FREE.

The draw will be held on the 1st of July and you will be notified via email if you have won.  Tickets will be sent via post.  This competition is open to all UK residents aged 18 or over.  Good luck!

June 8, 2011

WIN Tickets to The Essex Festival of Food and Drink 2011

Essex Festival of Food and Drink 2011Essex is set to stage a deliciously glamorous event for all foodies this July the 9th and 10th!  The picturesque Cressing Temple Barns, near Braintree, will be hosting the much awaited Essex Festival of Food and Drink, celebrating and showcasing Essex’s finest producers, chefs, vineyards and food vendors… This is definitely one not to miss!

Jean-Christophe-NovelliA whole bounty of delicious produce from local independent and artisan producers will be available to try and buy. There will also be cookery demonstrations from some of the most celebrated and awarded local chefs, including Sherri Singleton (Mistley Thorn, Mistley), Jonathan Brown (The DuCane, Great Braxted) and Daniel Watkins (The Anchor, Hullbridge).  And that’s not all, heading the line up will be the delectable, 5AA Rosette and Michelin award-winning Jean Christophe Novelli!

There will be plenty of entertainment for the whole family, from childrens workshops, stage events, exhibitors galore and a large foodcourt to sit back, sip champagne or indulge in a fine fresh feast.  For more details, visit the festival website.

Essex Gourmet has teamed up with the Essex Festival of Food & Drink to give away 10 pairs of Tickets to this fantastic foodie event.  All you have to do to enter the draw is comment on this post mentioning your fav Essex Food or Drink biz – it could be a local producer, shop, restaurant, or even your neighbouring chippy – if they are situated in Essex, and go all out to offer great food and service, then we want to celebrate them.

Please Note: Children under 12 years of age have Free Entry.

We have five pairs of tickets each for both Saturday and Sunday.  The festival will be open from 10am to 4pm on both days.  Winners will be selected randomly and informed via email.  Please state whether you would prefer Saturday or Sunday Tickets.

Please submit your entry by 30th June.

Good Luck!

**  Thank you all for you comments – some great recs!  The competition is now CLOSED.

April 11, 2011

The Essex Festival of Food and Drink is Nearly Here!


Saturday and Sunday, July 9 & 10, 2011
10am to 4pm
Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Cressing, Nr Braintree, Essex CM77 8PD
(on B1018 between Braintree and Witham)
Featuring top chefs Jean-Christophe Novelli and Mark Baumann
A deliciously glamorous event for all foodies

Spend a complete day in foodie heaven…

  • essex-festival-of-food-and-drink-2011-smlFood and drink producers from all around Essex and East Anglia
  • Cookery demonstrations by celebrity and guest chefs
  • Gourmet food court seating 500
  • Live music
  • Award-winning restaurants
  • Pimms, champagne and wine bars
  • Local and regional breweries
  • Cupcake workshops
  • WI baking competition

Save £1 per adult by pre-booking your tickets.  Advance tickets £5 per adult (£6 on the gate).  Children under 12 free.  Entrance ticket gives access to all cookery demonstrations except those by Jean-Christophe Novelli.

Jean-Christophe Novelli
Jean-Christophe will be giving two demonstrations on Sunday at 12 noon and again at 3pm.  Tickets cost £8 each.  Book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Visit the festival website for all the latest news and to book your tickets or call the ticket hotline 0845 603 7624.

Sorry, no pets allowed into event except for guide dogs.
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