Sunday, 12 March 2017

Preview of the Taste of Angus Festival 19-26th March 2017

Post in collaboration with Angus Council
Preview of the Taste of Angus Festival (featuring The Food Life) 19-26th March 2017. A celebration of local, fresh, seasonal produce featuring lots of opportunities to sample delicious Angus food and drink, as well as talks and demos from local experts and an exciting new indoor foodie market.




I was delighted to recently be approached by Angus Council and asked to be the Official Blogger for the Taste of Angus Festival. Living in south Aberdeenshire my adjacent county is Angus so I am well aware of the fantastic bounty of produce and innovative producers in the area. I was super pleased to see that the week long festival also featured The Food Life. I'd attended their inaugural Beach Pop-up event last July and had been seriously impressed with everything that was on offer from this Angus based real food collective.


From Sunday 19th to Sunday 26th March the Taste of Angus Festival will be tempting taste buds across Angus with its programme of mouthwatering foodie events. There really is something for everyone in this celebration of local, fresh and seasonal produce. Plenty of opportunities to sample delicious Angus food and drink, as well as talks and demos from local experts, an indoor foodie market and a distillery tour with a difference. Highlight are below and you can access the full programme at visitangus.com I've already signed up for the Vodka Distillery Tour (sorry - it's already sold out!), Coffee and Pizza Night and of course will be spending Mother's Day at the Market and Moveable Feast. You'll find me next to Tipple in a Tuk Tuk!






On All Week...




Breakfast featuring delicious local produce. 


Daily specials showcasing the wonderful food of Angus. 

Daily specials using the farm’s own pork as part of the all-day menu. 

Taster plates of speciality smokie dishes.
Grilled smokie with lemon, smokie crepe and smokie-cakes with chilli jam. 

Handmade chocolates made using Angus berries, gin and beer.

Newton Farm
Sunday 19th March

From 11am - Free but booking essential 
Self guided walk up Balkello Hill with amazing views of Dundee and beyond over to Fife. Enjoy home-made cakes and refreshments in the farmhouse and a chance to view the Hideaways – the perfect retreat for couples. 

Tuesday 21 March

Afternoon with Cliff Bertram, Local Butcher, Gateway to the Glens Museum, Kirriemuir
1-2pm - Free but booking essential
Cliff Bertram has been the local Kirriemuir butcher for many years. Join him for amusing tales a demonstration of his butchery skills and learn about the art and craft of a Master Butcher




Wednesday 22 March


7-9pm

John Leatherbarrow and Andy Donald founded Park Brew in 2016 in a shed. Join them to learn about their journey and sample their range of craft ales.


Thursday 23 March

‘Down on the Farm’ experience, Newton Farm Holidays, Inverarity

2pm - 4pm, includes refreshments and home baking
Adults £10, Children Free - booking essential quote promo code TASTE

Join Louise Nicoll and her family on their farm to meet the animals including new spring arrivals and unusual residents such as Boer Goats, Alpacas and Lucy the Micropig! As well as getting up close to the livestock, you can learn about modern farming practices, where your food comes from and what life is like on a working farm.




 

Friday 24 March 



Sacred Grounds Coffee have joined forces with Muckle Backit Oven to bring a relaxed and sociable evening of pizza and coffee. Sacred Grounds roasts delicious seasonal ranges of ethically sourced coffee beans whilst Muckle Backit produces amazing hand thrown pizzas using locally produced toppings in a mobile oven. Come along and enjoy the craic or take your pizza and coffee away to enjoy at home.


Saturday 25 March

Hospitalfield Garden Café Preview, Hospitalfield House, Arbroath

11am–4pm

A great opportunity to sample a taste of what is to come from Hospitalfield's new Garden Café, which opens on Wednesday 5 April. Hospitalfield Chef Gillian Veal has created a delicious menu inspired by ingredients from Angus, with several items being grown in the garden. 




2-4pm
A second chance to meet John and Andy of Park Brew to learn about their journey and sample their range of craft ales.

‘Down on the Farm’ experience, Newton Farm Holidays, Inverarity

2pm - 4pm, includes refreshments and home baking

Adults £10, Children Free - booking essential quote promo code TASTE
A further opportunity to visit Newton Farm and its inhabitants


Sunday 26 March - Mother's Day

Remember the clocks spring forward!



The Food Life Market & Moveable Feast, Strathmore Hall, Forfar

10am–6pm FREE Entry & Parking

Join The Food Life for a celebration of all things local with a whole host of foodie treats at their Market and Moveable Feast. There will be a farmer’s market area where young farmers will be selling produce grown locally, market stalls featuring goodies from a wide range of local food and drinks businesses plus entertainment for the whole family. The feasting will be by means of a wide range of food from local premium food vendors plus a pop up restaurant and stunning dining area. A fantastic day out for all the family and a great treat for Mother’s Day. An excellent way to support local small businesses!




Food Vendors


Artisana - Vintage Mobile Patisserie

Tipple in a Tuk Tuk - Prosecco Van & Gin Bar


Hamish Hogs Hog Rolls with all the trimmings
Cav & Co Street Kitchen - Awesome Wraps



Food Stalls Include...
88 Degrees Chocolates, Arbroath Quality Fish (Arbroath Smokies) Fresh Food Express, Highland Drovers, Baked by Belle, Louise's Farm Kitchen, A Portugeuse Deli, Dundee Cheesecakes, James MacLaren Bakery, Galloway Chillies, Strathearn Cheese


Drink Stalls Include...
Sacred Grounds Coffee, Ogilvy's Spirits, Bouvrage, 71 Brewery, Shed 35 Brewery, Redcastle Brewery, The Gin Bothy

Entertainment from...
Hamespun Tales, Oor Wullie, Put on a Happy Face, RHET, Sattava Yoga

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Disclosure: This is a commissioned post for Angus Council. As always, all views expressed are my own. 
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1 comment :

  1. It all sound fabulous, but, oh, man, that Pizza Night looks special!

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