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Michelin-star Chef Matt Gillan Launches Foodies Festival Brighton

(Matt Gillan and Victoria Wilson. Image credit: Terry Applin)

Michelin-star Chef Matt Gillan Launches this Weekend's Foodies Festival Brighton

with Brand New Summer Inspired Ice Cream Flavour

Brighton's food-lovers can look forward to a taste-bud-tickling Bank Holiday Weekend as Foodies Festival serves up a feast of foodie fun on Hove Lawns 30th April - 2nd May. Michelin-star Chef Matt Gillan of The Pass Restaurant created a summer inspired Strawberry & Basil with Cocoa Nibs flavoured ice cream and joined Victoria Wilson from Brighton based Vintage Scoops to launch Foodies Festival.

Michelin-star Chef Matt Gillan commented... 'Foodies Festival is a must-do event for anyone who enjoys great food and drink and a day out with friends. I'm really looking forward to being part of the celebrations this weekend and you will find me in the Chefs Theatre cooking some of my favourite recipes using seasonal ingredients. This year's line up looks fantastic, so I'm looking forward to exploring the festival after my demo and tucking into some street food and browsing the Artisan Producers Market.'

Highlight's of this year's Foodies Festival include:

  • Michelin-star chefs Matt Gillan, Adam Simmonds and Stephen Crane, and MasterChef winner Ping Coombes cooking in the Chefs Theatre

  • Celebrity chef Aldo Zilli launches his street food range 'Zillicious' serving Italian Piadinas (a hot Italian flatbread filled with Parma ham, salami, mortadella and buffalo mozzarella)

  • More award-winning artisan producers than ever before

  • Street Food Avenue serving a mouth-watering array of international cuisines

  • Champagne, wine and craft beer masterclasses in the Drinks Theatre

  • A new Vintage Tea Tent with afternoon tea served from a tea trolley

  • New Bug-Eating competition and the famous Chilli-Eating Challenge

  • Live music from local bands at the Brighton Unsigned Entertainment Stage

  • Burlesque Baker Charlotte White whipping up summer bakes in the Cake & Bake Theatre

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