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Michelin-starred chef to lead food fest

Laura Kearns 27th Aug, 2017

A MICHELIN-starred chef will lead a packed programme of demonstrations at this year’s Stratford Food Festival.

TV-regular Mike Robinson is the co-owner of London’s only Michelin-star pub, The Harwood Arms. He is also the executive chef at The Woodsman restaurant, which is due to open next year at the Falcon Hotel in Stratford.

And the wild food and game expert will be giving festival goers a sneak preview of what to expect.

He said: “We wanted to take part in this year’s festival so that we had the opportunity to share some of this excitement with the locals. We’ll be bringing a flavour of wild dining to the festival with some wonderful venison, raised on estates that I manage myself.”

Mike’s demonstration is just one of many at the festival, which this year takes place on the weekend of September 23 and 24.

Another famous face to take to the stage is Paul Foster, chef owner of Salt in Stratford, former Great British Menu contestant and a regular on Saturday Kitchen, who will be cooking seasonal dishes from his menu.

Paul said: “We’re looking forward to being a part of the festival for the first time. It’s great to be involved in a celebration of the great produce and culinary talent we have in our region, as well as the thriving and diverse food scene in Stratford.”

Other demonstrations include how to make sausages and cure bacon, making bread and fudge, pairing wine and food and how to make cocktails.

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