Shugborough Food Festival 2014 was no different. One of the joys of this food festival is the impeccable organisation of the event. From the moment you are directed to park you are rest assured that they have thought of everything. We must salute the organisers, The Great British Food Festival, who put on events like this around the country. You can find their next event here.
A highlight of this years event came in the form of a quaint catering truck right at the entrance of the festival. Daisy’s Vintage Tea Rooms were a treat for all the senses. The vintage decor transported you back to the forties, helped along by a soundtrack of the era. Offering an eclectic range of beautiful mismatched vintage china, fabulous cake stands, together with scrummy homemade cakes, scones and sandwiches. This was the perfect start to the food festival. If you want to experience a quintessential English afternoon tea party for yourself you can hire their services, find out more here.
Once we’d had our fill of cake, we moved on to see what else the festival had to offer. After
moving away from the soundtrack of the forties, the live band playing across the field caught my attention. Throughout the day there were various bands playing to entertain the crowds. What could be better than sitting on a hay bale in the sunshine listening to live music and munching down on local produce?
Hot food highlights of the day included; Simon’s Sausage who certainly gets the award for best sign of the day. The tongue in cheek humour draws you in and the taste sensation of these tasty sausages keeps you wanting more.
And, if its tasty meat your after, then you were in for a treat as the bull and rancher brought you the Brazilian Churrasco & wild game BBQ. We tucked in to a mouth watering beef wrap. My oh my, this was truly a taste sensation even if it was a little messy. Certainly worth waiting in the rather long que that had formed.
So, we were certainly satisfied on the hot food front. The best thing about a food festival though is the lasting satisfaction of taking produce home, so we headed to the produce marquees.
Inside we found a range of suppliers, from cake makers to butchers and those not selling food at all but rather kitchen accessories, such as knives and serving platters. We were especially drawn in by The Sauce Queen. After trying their award winning sauces we just had to buy some to take home. The garlic butter sauce was to die for. If you want to buy their sauces they have an online shop where they have a large range available.
As well as the fantastic food on offer cookery classes, chefs demos and man vs food challenges all provided great entertainment for the day. All in all another successful year at the Shugborough Food Festival and yes the dates are already in my diary for next year!