We loved the Summer Foodies Festival so when we heard there was going to be a winter offering as well we were delighted. To share in the joy we’ve got TWO pairs of tickets to give away. To find out how to win them, keep reading. Firstly, let’s find out what Foodies Festival Christmas has to offer.
When and where?
There is sure to be something for everyone ranging from Retro recipes in the Chefs Theatre, vegan treats in the Artisan Christmas Market, Champagne Ski Bar and a Scottish Gin Theatre. Foodies Festival brings its winter edition – Foodies Festival Christmas–to Edinburgh’s EICC 13-15th November. The Edinburgh’s International Conference Centre will be transformed into a spectacular culinary wonderland, as Foodies Festival Christmas brings Scotland’s top chefs, award-winning artisan producers and international street food together under one roof for a fabulous festive feast. Acclaimed chefs from across Scotland will swap their aprons for Santa hats in the Aga Rangemaster Chefs Theatre, sharing their favourite recipes and top tips to help visitors create the perfect Christmas banquet.
Who’s going to be there?
Some of our favourite chefs have already confirmed with more being announced:
- Jamie Scott – MasterChef The Professionals Winner 2014
- Scott Davies – The Three Chimneys
- Jacqueline O’Donnell – Great British Menu Scotland Winner
- Neil Forbes – Cafe St Honore
- Mark Greenaway – Restaurant Mark Greenaway
- Rosario Sartore – Laconda de Gusti
- Three Sisters Bake
What’s on offer?
Retro Recipes in the Chefs Theatre will transport festival-goers back in time to the 1960s when green piped potato, glacé cherries and multi-coloured cheese and jellies were all the rage. Inspired by infamous TV chef Fanny Cradock, several chefs will recreate classic recipes such as the Prawn Cocktail, Baked Alaska, Sherry Trifle, Chicken Kiev, Vol-au-vents and Duck al’Orange in their own signature style.
An Artisan Christmas Market boasts over 150 of Scotland’s finest producers selling locally produced cheeses, chutneys, chocolates, sauces and jams, biscuits and crackers, cakes, puddings and more for visitors to sample and shop from; perfect for picking-up those little extras that make Christmas extra tasty and special.
A Vegan area in the Christmas Market offers a range of delicious and healthy vegan, veggie and gluten-free treats for visitors to indulge in including desserts, street food, bakes, condiments, beers, wines and more.
Gin Theatre – Gin lovers will rejoice as Edinburgh’s gin producers, Daffy’s, Pickering’s and Edinburgh Gin, host daily Christmas Gin Cocktail master-classes . Wine experts Charles Metcalfe and Neil Philips are also on-hand helping visitors match wines with Christmas flavours in the Drinks Theatre and beer expert Melissa Cole champions craft beers as an alternative to wine and champagne this Christmas in master-classes with local brewers.
Other features of the festival include a Street Food Village where visitors can feast of flavours from around the world, a Cake & Bake Theatre hosted by Scotland’s top bakers, chocolatiers and GBBO contestants and an accompanying Pudding Hall – a haven of sweet treats selling festive favourites such as eggnog and mulled wine, mince pies, marzipan bonbons and macaroons.
While parents shop and enjoy a chilled glass of bubbly from the Champagne Ski Bar, children under 12 can enrol in the Elf Cookery School with Kiddy Cook, where they can bake and decorate snowballs, gingerbread men, cookies and cupcakes to leave out for Santa. Just like Christmas day there is lots of post-feasting fun to be had with live music, local choirs singing carols and entertainment throughout the day. Visitors can enter the Chilly-Eating Competition (the winter version of the famous chilli contest), register their team to compete in the Christmas Bumper Quiz and have a group Christmas jumper picture taken in the photo booth.
How do I get tickets?
Tickets are on sale now.
Friday adult day ticket £13.00 (£11.00 concession)
Saturday or Sunday adult day ticket £15.00 (£13.00 concession)
3-day adult ticket £20.00 (£16.00 concession)
Friday VIP ticket £35.00
Saturday or Sunday VIP ticket £38.00
VIP tickets include a welcome glass of bubbly, access to the VIP lounge with private bar and refreshments throughout the day, priority entry to food and drink masterclasses, a festive goody bag and a showguide.
All children aged 12 and under go free to all Foodies Festivals when accompanied by an adult.
Friday 13th November: 5pm – 9pm
Saturday 14th November: 10am – 6pm
Sunday 15th November: 10am – 5pm
How do I win tickets?
To win tickets all you need to do is enter your email address in the box below and we’ll pick TWO winners, who will each with a pair of tickets to their chosen day.[contesthopper contest=”627″]