Food and Drink Adventure Festival at NewcastleGateshead
Selected as one of Britain’s most refreshing and innovative food festivals, EAT! NewcastleGateshead (www.eatnewcastlegateshead.com) celebrates its seventh year in 2013 from Saturday, 24 August to Sunday, 8 September with another program of eclectic dining events in NewcastleGateshead.
Produced by NewcastleGateshead Initiative, this year’s EAT! The festival features Fiestas Desnudas, who celebrates a new generation of young chefs who have been inspired to cook by positive role models from renowned chefs. Taken out of their kitchen, a group of new chefs will cook sumptuous meals in some unusual and dramatic outdoor locations.
Eat! S, The Speakeasy & Salon, will appear at a secret location in Newcastlegatehead to serve four days of masterclasses, demonstrations, workshops, and food screenings led by the best chefs, craftspeople, experts, sommeliers and mixologists in the North East.
Due to popular demand, EAT! The Cake City of NewcastleGateshead will return in 2013. Teams of amateur and professional bakers from beyond the Northeast will build 100 iconic buildings in Newcastle Gateshead with cakes to create a huge food map. Previous creations include The Sage Gateshead, Glastonbury Festival, and Olympic Stadium.
Eat! The festival spans the streets of NewcastleGateshead for Big EAT! Weekend (Thursday, September 5 – Sunday, September 8). The Food Heroes Gold Awards celebrate the best of Northeast food producers and their special EATs! A tour of the pub reveals the burden of the region’s local beer scene.
Another exciting addition to this year’s Big EAT! The weekend is for dinner! Street and The Boiler Shop Steamer. This new program presents a new version of local street food; Chili, Chocolate, Cider, and Seafood Area; 25 local beers; Music and cinema are found in the iconic locomotive works of Robert Stephenson.
Eat! NewcastleGateshead also includes the Future Chef Contest, Eat-Along Movies, and Stories, Kids Cook School, Foud Forging and Fishing, and an extensive festive fringe program.
In keeping with EAT’s reputation for creating innovative dining experiences, ART! Newcastle Gateshead, a crowdsourcing arts culinary experience, will launch during the festivities.
Simon Preston, Director of EAT Fest! NewcastleGateshead said: “Over the past seven years, the number of events and experiences on EAT! It has exploded, our ambition has always been to make this festival one of the most exciting and adventurous in the country.
food! Discovering the ways everyone can improve their lives by understanding, cooking, and sharing good local food. It is always very fun. The Northeast food and beverage industry and EAT have incredible talent! Its purpose is to give the best chance to shine. “