The food festival’s ever popular Live Food Show saw packed audiences enjoying demos from some of the city’s and surrounding Sussex’s leading restaurants, including drakes, GB1 at the Grand, Red at Rendezvous, Jeremy’s Restaurant, the Hilton Brighton Metropole, L’Eglise and Hotel du Vin bistro.
As well as showcasing their own favourite dishes, our chefs were also challenged to produce a Five Minute Dish using protected designation of origin produce (PDO) provided by show sponsor Discover the Origin. A particularly novel dish was Parmigiano-Reggiano ice cream produced using dry ice by Seb Cole of Boho Gelato and Myles Cunliffe of Mixology Group.
On Easter Saturday 30 March, local foodie and TV wine expert Olly Smith joined show host Andrew Kay to talk through some of the high quality and unique PDO produce including Bourgogne Wines from France, Douro Valley Wines and Port from Portugal, and Parma ham and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese from Italy.
Over the course of the Easter weekend, the Live Food Show also hosted the Great Brighton Ice Cream Competition, Brighton Bake Off, Mini Mix Off Competition and the Extreme Food Challenge which saw a dozen willing victims sample unusual and bizarre food from around the world.
“We’ve had an amazing time on the Live Food Show this spring, with chefs using great Sussex ingredients alongside the very best PDO produce from our friends in Europe”, said show host Andrew Kay.
“We’re looking forward to the Autumn Harvest Live Food Show which will run Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 September on Hove Lawns, and will feature our International Chef Exchange partners from Holland”.
For more information about protected designation of origin produce visit the Discover the Origin website.
Details of all the Autumn Harvest events will be posted on our website soon!