A bite of Cornwall is a new food and drink festival in Truro which we thought we would head along to to see what exciting and different South West foods were available to try. The sun shone gloriously for the weekend in May which made wandering around the city even more pleasant.
A bite of Cornwall launched in St. Ives’ Guildhall in 2015 and has been at the Cornwall Home and Lifestyle Show this year. It is attracting many of the top Cornish food brands and in Truro brought such a popular and varied selection to Lemon Quay.
The event is sponsored by Padstow Brewery and Cornwall Living and in such a prominent position in central Truro it is sure to be a massive hit amongst locals and visitors.
A Bite of Cornwall
What’s on offer?
There was a large marquee full to the brim with over 40 local artisan traders, as well as street food stalls outside serving food throughout the day into the evening. There were also crafty stalls and people selling local plants along with a coffee van for that much needed brew. When you got peckish from wandering around sampling all the tasty treats there were gourmet burgers, Indian, Paella, Middle Eastern, Mexican and other stalls to serve you a healthy portion of scrumptious street food.
The sunshine was a welcome treat and they had a busking area welcoming local artists to make a merry tune while you could just sit in the sun and take in the atmosphere.
While you’re in Truro you’ve got all the usual shops on offer too. A s well as the Pannier Market to support the local shops and produce.
There are many artisan traders welcomed, as well as the usual Saturday market stalls, bringing many locally recognised brands to Truro. Including big names such as Grumpies pies, Warrens bakery, Riverford organic farms and Trenance Chocolate. The Cornish Olive Stall, Southwestern Distillery the home of Tarquins gin, Skinner’s Brewery, Worthy Cheddar, St Ives Cider, Cornish Tea, Cornish Sea Salt Co. and Callestick.
And some lesser known, to us, but no doubt are up and coming traders like Lafafa, The Brownie Maid, The Brownie Baker and Hedgerow. Patnicks Preserves, Spirits of Cornwall, Cornish Gouda Company and Liquorice World.
The weekend looked like such a success from our perspective, so hopefully a bite of Cornwall food and drink festival will return in 2017. We’ll be sure to let you know the dates once we hear anything!
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