Archive | August 2013

The Foodies Festival Inverleith Park 10th, 11th, 12th August 2013

1003373_206487339515252_1169671238_nWe Went to the Festival on the 12th of August and what a superb day it turned out to be.

 Arrived and went to collect some tickets for some of the events throughout the day. it was very busy but the sun was shining and there was a really good buzz about the place it was very well laid out.

I thought there was something for everyone and even if you had small children with you there was a theatre where they did pizza making and  things with the children.

you could get everything from ice creams to specialized hand decorated cookies, coconuts filled with cocktails and all other food you could ever imagine.

My friend and i got hungry so we went over to the Soba  stand  Soba have a restaurant in Edinburgh apparently will need to go and see if the food is so bad there!  Once we had placed our orders we both had a chicken satay burger on a bun it was cold not very tasty either and that was not just my opinion, there was a girl there demanding her money back as she had waited just over an hour for some noodles. she was really disappointed and after that they stopped selling noodles altogether and shut their stall early. http://barsoba.co.uk

However on the upside we had some fantastic superb food later aberdeen angus burgers  cooked fresh to order on a barbecue yummy.  followed by ice cream and everything else  lol. also the alcohol was flowing rather freely!

My highlight of the day was wine tasting with Charles Metcalfe , he is on twitter @thewinesinger We had a selection of Bordeaux wines four red and two white!

 

I only liked four out of the six but it was a good experience learning about wines.1157719_206487306181922_1909311163_n

 

 

 

We then went to see the cook off  with comedian  Gyles Brandreth http://www.gylesbrandreth.net/ he is a really interesting and funny man and he made a Victoria sponge cake alongside 3rd best chef in Scotland  Jacqueline O’Donnell on twitter @chef_jacqueline   her websites are http://www.jacquelineodonnell.co.uk/   and her restaurant  http://thesisters.co.uk is in Glasgow  was an absolute joy to watch and also hilariously funny!  He has a show at the fringe called looking for happiness well worth a look if your out and about at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh.

I really enjoyed browsing the stalls as well, Was nice to see some new faces as well as some old ones and some local companies http://sucrecoeur.co.uk/  and not forgetting http://www.trottersindependent.co.uk @trotters_IC on twitter had a lovely chat with Brian from there if you havent tried their Hot Pepper  Jelly WHY NOT??  you really should!  well thats about all from me cannot wait until next time! object004

 

 and last but not least follow the Foodies festival on twitter  @foodiesfestival