It is great to see such innovation and creativity has gone into the development of the Flavour Fortnight events, demonstrating the real passion of the industry.
Flavour Fortnight is a celebration region wide in Dumfries & Galloway of local food and drink and has been scheduled for 3-18th September 2011. There are over 80 great events that will be organized and hosted by the different businesses throughout the South West of Scotland from Portpatrick in the west to Langholm in the east.
Dumfries & Galloway’s Savour the Flavours leads Flavour Fortnight and is sponsored by the Dumfries & Galloway Council and LEADER. All 80 events that are in the programme for Flavour Fortnight are organized by individuals working in the food and drink industry within Dumfries & Galloway and are designed to entice people to get to know and enjoy the quality produce offered throughout the region.
Among the events confirmed so far are:
The Art of Fungi – a wild food forage around an art gallery
My Big Fat Greek Mezze – delicious Greek cuisine made with locally produced food
Motorcycle Menu – a multi location local food menu designed for touring bikers
Dexter in a Day – an intensive beef butchery course
Food & Words: A Shared Intimacy – a literary celebration of food in a traditional bookshop
Lochinch Castle Food Festival – bringing together a feast of local food and drink producers
Meet the Highlanders – conservation grazing on National Trust for Scotland land
Jam & Jazz – great music and delicious preserves
Plus there will be lots of open days, local menus, demonstrations, tastings, talks, forages, workshops, new products and much, much more taking place throughout the 16-day event.
Liz Ramsay of Savour the Flavours says the 2011 event programme will help to position Flavour Fortnight as one of the most important food events in the UK.
“Flavour Fortnight began last year with very modest ambitions but we were overwhelmed by the support from the industry, keen to showcase the quality food and drink available in Dumfries & Galloway.”
“We’ve just started pulling together the final programme of events and it’s looking as though there will be twice as many events as last year which is fantastic. I’m particularly excited to see that so much creativity and innovation has gone into developingFlavour Fortnight events, it really does demonstrate the passion of our industry, and we’re looking forward to revealing the final event line up later this month.”
The Flavour Fortnight programme of events will be launched on 29th July, and updates can be found on www.flavourfortnight.co.uk and on the Flavour Fortnight facebook page.