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Saturday, 26 April 2014

Bakewell Food Festival

Always on the lookout for a local event to pop along to, an unexpectedly sunny Saturday resulted in an impromptu trip to Bakewell Food Festival today, and a real treat it was too!
The whole town completely embraced the foodie mood, and there was a true celebratory feel in the streets, with around 80 stalls showcasing a vast array of local produce. 

We decided to try Union Spanish-Italian street food for lunch, as their "Boccas" were something we had never come across before: Italian flatbread with choices of fillings including grilled mackerel, serrano ham and manchego cheese, and paprika-marinated chicken. They were served stuffed with lovely peppery rocket and topped with a balsamic glaze which brought the whole thing together in a burst of flavour. Lovely.
Boccas!
L - serrano ham and manchego
R - Spanish chicken
A quick stop-off in Chatsworth farm shop on the way home too, and we were definitely well stocked with delicious treats!
Note the traditional Bakewell pudding in the bottom left photo!
One of our favourites of the stalls we came across was The Sunflower Bakery, making a selection of traditional loaves alongside more unusual options such as Russian Borodinsky bread, a type of sourdough made with dark rye. We selected the Dragon loaf, made with fresh chilli.

It's great to see so much fantastic fresh produce on offer, we can't wait to dive in!

Cheers,

L & J

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the mention today.. We are really glad you enjoyed the food. We will be opening a pop up cafe in Ashbourne in a month. We will have lots more to offer! More information on our website www.unionstreetfood.co.uk. Thanks!!

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