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Darlo Dines Out- Darlington Food and Drink Festival 2018!


Spanning across four days of the May Bank Holiday weekend, from Friday 25th to Monday 28th May, the Darlington Food and Drink Festival will feature entertainment, activities, hot street food and local food producers.

This year, BBC Fusion Chef Aazam Ahmad will be kicking off the festival, with cookery demonstrations alongside Darlington College Catering Students. The Michelin Award winning TV chef Jean-Christophe Novelli will be the headline act, performing three demonstrations on Saturday. See below for the full list of traders, activities and timetable of events.

kitsch kitchenFood Producer Stalls – West Row, Blackwellgate and Horsemarket
A Delicious Selection of Food Producers from across the region will be in Darlington offering a wide variety of food and drink for you to enjoy:

Burtree Pudding
Sanity Beans Coffee
Love Pastree
The Angels Share
Inspired Chocolates
Cossack Cuisine
JR Jams
Rosalind’s Larder
Northumbrian Sausage Co
The Little Coffee Co
Yarm Sundaes
The Busy Whisk
Urban Fudge
The Rosehip Co
Weardale Cheese
Tea with Alice
Teesdale Cheese
The Brownie Bar
Brown & Blond
A Little Cakeness
Fudge Boutique
The Butter Girls
The Cheeseboard
Food 4 Thought Darlington
Coleman’s Cider
The Fruit Kitchen
Fudge Boutique
The Butter Girls
The Cheeseboard
Food 4 Thought Darlington
Coleman’s Cider
The Fruit Kitchen
Ridiculously Rich by Alana
CHUNK Chocolate
Fat Lass Preserves
The Cumbrian Pie Co
Riverford Organics

Activities over the weekend:
Saturday – Try Vegetable Printing at Darlington Library 10.30-11.45
Saturday, Sunday & Monday – have a go at icing your own cakes with the team from the Junior Kitchen
Saturday, Sunday & Monday – free crafts and activities with Yvonne Preston from Scrapyard Studios
Saturday, Sunday & Monday – free face painting
Saturday, Sunday & Monday – bubbles and balloons with Dot and Zucky

Cool Science – Monday only  – As part of Darlington Food & Drink Festival pop into the indoor market on Monday to visit Professor Onesmith.
10am- 11am Drop in slime workshop
11:30 – 12:15 Cool Science Show
12:30 – 13:30 Drop in slime workshop
14:00 – 14:45 Cool Science Show
15:00 – 16:00 Drop in slime workshop

Demonstration Tent
Come along to the demonstration tent to watch demonstrations, learn new skills and enjoy the entertainment from our celebrity chefs and local businesses:

Friday May 25
10:30- 10:45:  Launch with  the Mayor,  Aazam Ahmad,  Schoolchildren  arriving and  press
11:00-12:00:  Aazam  Ahmad demonstration  exclusively  to local
13:00 -14:00:  Aazam  Ahmad solo demonstration
15:00 -16:00:  Aazam  Ahmad demonstration  with  Darlington College  students

Saturday May 26
11:00 -11:45:  Jean  Christophe Novelli  demonstration
13:00-14:00:  Jean  Christophe Novelli  demonstration
15:00 -16:00:  Jean  Christophe Novelli  demonstration

Sunday May 27
11:00-11:45:  Battle  of the  Burger  (Hole in  the  Wall vs.  Kerb  Edge)
12:00-13:00:  Mercure  Darlington- ‘The  King’s  Grill Great  British  Barbecue’
13:00-14:00:    Make  the Perfect  Sunday  Roast (the  Keys)
14:00-15:30:  Restaurant Celebrus and Catalins Wine demo
15:30-16:30:  Cocktail  Off: (The  Keys, Restaurant Celebrus, Mercure  & Voodoo)
17:00-  19:30:  Stand – up Comedy  evening –  Hilarity Bites

Monday  28th May 
11:00 -12:00:  Food  for thought Ready, Steady, Cook
12:30 -13:00:  Voodoo  Burrito Battles

Market Square – Food Court
Come and relax in the market square to enjoy delicious street food from some of our top traders from the region offering delicious food to eat and enjoy.
Hole in the Wall
The Keys
Kerb Edge
Haworth Gins/Haworth Gin Events
2 Sisters Thai Food
Urban Food (Teeside)
Nobia’s Catering
Three Brothers Brewing Company Ltd
Albion Grilled Cheese
Las Paelleras
Meat Stack
Istanbul Grill
Frizzante Prosecco Bike
Little Red Pizza Shop

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