As many as 40,000 people flocked to Truro on the last weekend in September for the Great Cornish Food Festival, held on Lemon Quay. Now in its eleventh year, the Great Cornish Food Festival is the largest event anywhere dedicated to food and drink that’s been produced or grown in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly.
Over 60 food and drink exhibitors took part in this year’s festival, and we welcomed more new faces to the exhibitor lineup than ever before. More than 40 chefs and food experts graced the two demonstration stages across the weekend, including Nathan Outlaw, Fifteen Cornwall’s Andy Appleton, The Seafood Restaurant’s Jack Stein and the Tolcarne Inn’s Ben Tunnicliffe, in a jam-packed timetable running across all three days. The Theatre stage was packed out for chef Paul Ripley’s demonstration on Friday afternoon, which featured menu tasters from the newly-Mariner’s pub in Rock, accompanied by food-matched beer samples from Sharp’s Brewery beer sommelier Ed Hughes.