STRATFORD restaurant Loxleys is back for another taste of the Stratford Town Centre Food Festival – once again sponsoring the food-filled extravaganza.
The three-day festival, organised by the award-winning events team at Stratforward BID in association with Geraud Markets, returns to the town centre from September 23 to 25.
Not only will Stratford’s streets be packed with stalls showcasing the finest food and drink the region has to offer, but top chef Jean-Christophe Novelli will take to the stage in the Waterside Cookery School on the festival’s final day.
The Stratford Town centre Food Festival attracts thousands of visitors from across the country and is keenly supported by the town and local businesses.
Loxleys general manager Jonathan Lea said: ““Food and drink is such a key part of what Stratford offers, not just to locals but to our international visitors, and the festival is the perfect chance to showcase our thriving food and drink scene.”
Highlights of the 2016 Stratford Town Centre Food Festival will include the popular Food and Ale Trails, which allow 200 daily ticketholders to get free samples from selected businesses across the town.
Local chefs will be cooking to impress on stage in the Waterside Cookery Theatre, while hands-on workshops will provide fun for all the family.
And new for this year, the Friday and Saturday will see a Local Producers Area on Waterside showcasing the best of local produce.
Stratforward events manager Ruth Wood said: “This event has grown hugely over recent years, attracting tens of thousands of foodies from all over the country and further afield to sample what’s on offer, all set against the backdrop of our beautiful town.
“We’re thrilled to have Loxleys on board again for what is guaranteed to be a brilliant weekend of food and drink.”