One of the main focuses for our first year of Eat, Drink and Be Local Guernsey was the championing of local producers and products, with the aim of building a community between our amazing, talented artisan producers, our visitors and the local community.
Championing local producers and local products, focus on the community and family, a Celebratory festival feel to all of our events and the Involvement of local music hero’s remain our priorities for 2020.
We have showcased the breadth of local Guernsey entrepreneurs who have crafted and created their own unique products relating to food, drink and artisanal crafts with a series of Seafront Sundays over the summer and our finale is a week long Food Festival starting on Monday 23 September.
As well as the farm tours at Rocquette Cider, Wallow Charcuterie, Herm Oysters and the Petit Train Food and Drink Safari (which is now sold out!), we have the launch meal at the Duke of Richmond, and The Farmhouse who are celebrating FF week by offering their unique Rocquette Cider menu for lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday.
Have you heard about the epic Moules Festival at La Grande Mare Hotel? It is on for the whole week of the Food Festival.
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The Grande finale of the Eat Drink and Be Local season will take place on the weekend at Crown Pier. With local producers, live music, chef demonstrations and competitions it promises to be a great celebration of all things local.
Also, on the Sunday, the seafront (from the Albert Memorial to the Weighbridge) will be home to multiple artisanal craft stall holders who are a regular feature at markets, community events and local festivals across the island
On both days “The Watering Hole” will offer a seating area to ‘linger longer’ and enjoy the live music.
For families with young children, The Creation Station awaits where Kat Gillespie and her team will be supervising cooking themed children’s activities including making Playdough Hedge Veg Stalls and Pizzas. There is a £2 charge per child and parents can happily leave their children in The Creation Station and watch from the adjacent Watering Hole.
Wheadon’s Festival gin making is your opportunity to assist with the mixing of a special gin, wait for the distilling and then sample the results! Using a range of local foraged flavours and traditional botanicals what’s not to love!
Bobby Groves, Head of Oysters at London’s famous Chiltern Firehouse, and all round oyster expert will be on hand all weekend to launch his book, shuck oysters and get involved in the event. His book takes us on a wonderful journey of the British oyster, a five-thousand-mile motorcycle odyssey of Britain's spectacular coastlines. He vividly brings to life this strange and marvellous creature, shining a light on its rich and vibrant history, its cultural impact and ecological importance as well as those oyster folk who work so hard to protect them.
Part travelogue, part social history, Oyster Isles is a celebration of the much-loved yet much- misunderstood oyster.
PS! And lets not forget the Guernsey Retro Festival is also happening between Friday 27 - Sunday 29 September so Guernsey is offering the most amazing Festival weekend possible!