Special Food Festival Events

A variety of ticketed and non-ticketed events have been arranged for this year’s Festival

Thursday 15th September – Faversham Farmers Club

Purchase tickets at the Fleur Visitor Information Centre in Preston Street ME13 8NS or on line

Saturday September 16th

Ale Trail Tickets and Tasting Glasses

Available at the Faversham Food Festival Stall on Friday evening from 18:30 to 21:00 at the Fish Night on Town Quay and on Saturday and Sunday at the Faversham Food Festival Stall in the Market Place from 11:00 until 16:00. Limited number of tickets, buy one early don’t be disappointed.

Teddy Bears Picnic

A limited number of tickets will be available from Tesco and the Physic Garden from 1st September

Live Jazz

Unticketed event – just come along!

Local Food Hero Award

Available at the Phoenix in Abbey Street, the Faversham Creek Hotel and from the Faversham Food Festival Stall on Friday evening from 18:30 to 21:00 at the Fish Night on Town Quay and on Saturday and Sunday at the Faversham Food Festival Stall in the Market Place from 11:00 until 16:00.  You can also reserve tickets online – tickets include fish ‘n’ chips or macaroni cheese supper!

Sunday 16th September

Sausage Trail

£3.50 per person – tasting & voting for your favourite sausage! Available from the Faversham Food Festival Stall on Town Quay on Friday evening from 6.30 to 9.00pm, on Saturday at the Faversham Food Festival Stall in the Market Place from 11.00am to 4.00pm and on Sunday from 10.00am. There is a limited number of tickets – you can reserve tickets online and collect them on Sunday from The Faversham Food Festival stall – please ensure you bring your email reservation with you.

Faversham Brunch at the Alexander Centre

£6 a head or £50 for a table of ten – bring your family and/or a group of friends for a hearty breakfast, traditional Faversham Bruch with a vegetarian option. You can reserve tickets online and you can select either 10.30am or 11.00am.

Talks Programme in the Lees Court Talks Venue in the Alexander Centre

Un-ticketed event – just come along, first come first served!

Ale Trail Tickets and Tasting Glasses

Available at the Faversham Food Festival Stall on Friday evening from 18:30 to 21:00 at the Fish Night on Town Quay and on Saturday and Sunday at the Faversham Food Festival Stall in the Market Place from 11:00 until 16:00. Limited number of tickets, buy one early don’t be disappointed.

Dream Pizza

£4 per child accompanied by a parent, tickets on sale from the Co-op in Forbes Road.

Mad Hatters Tea Party

Un-ticketed event – just come along and buy tea and cake!

Champagne Tasting at the Faversham Creek Hotel

A spectacular event for the closing stages of the 2016 Faversham Food Festival. Experience and taste 5 different types of champagne, all from Grand Cru villages (top 5% of champagne) and all different grape mixes, including a true Rosé and an organic champagne. Eachchampagne will be introduced by Dan O’Donoghue of Andromeda Boru, who will explain them in detail. You will be provided with tasting notes so just have to sit back in the Courtyard of the Faversham Creek Hotel and enjoy!

  1. A classic Champagne – Fromentin-Laclapart Brut  from Bouzy  a mix of Pinot noir and Chardonnay grapes
  2. A ‘true’ Rosé Champagne – Veuve Eleonore Rosé Saignée from Oger –a mix of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes
  3. A blanc de blanc Champagne – Mallol-Gantois Brut from Cramant- 100% chardonnay grapes
  4. A typical Rosé Champagne – Francis Chaumont Rosé from Oeuilly-100% Pinot Noir grapes with added Cote de champenois Rouge wine
  5. An organic blanc de noirs Champagne – Ardinat Faust Brut from Vandieres –!00% Pinot Meunier grapes

4 pm Sunday, 18th September 2016 – Tickets £25 each which will also entitle you to a 10% discount on any purchases made that day with free local delivery. To book places please email David Selves davidselves@selvesgroup.co.uk. The tasting will end about 6 pm and at 6.30 pm don’t forget the Gala Dinner which follows!

Andromeda Boru is a family run artisan champagne company who import ‘grower producer’ champagnes which are rare in the UK.  Most champagne is from big champagne houses which buy most of the grapes from growers and produce in large quantities. Andromeda Boru can therefore be considered as a “boutique supplier” and as such an ideal partner for the Faversham Creek Hotel and Faversham Food Festival.

Nearly all UK imported champagne is a 40/30/30% mix of Chardonnay, Pinot meunier and Pinot noir grapes and is often only aged for 18 months which means a lot of bubbles and little flavour. Most of their champagne is aged for at least three years to produce more complex flavours and fullness in the mouth.

Nearly all of their champagnes are from ‘Grand Cru’ villages which account for the top 5% of grapes. Some rarities and organic grapes are from the next 10% of Premier Cru grapes. Every grower they import has received an entry in the ‘Guide Hachette’- the annual ‘blind tasting’ test which most wines in France enter for but few make it into the French wine bible.

Gala Festival Dinner

Red Sails Restaurant Faversham Creek Hotel 18:30 – for tickets email David Selves davidselves@selvesgroup.co.uk