Secret Norfolk: Life in a Fine County
By Nicole Ranaweera
Let’s talk food! As Norfolk celebrates fine food, fine chefs and fine dining this autumn, I felt this month’s column just had to be about one of my favourite subjects!
Norfolk is rapidly becoming a mecca for foodies. But, whilst turkeys, turnips and seafood have always been Norfolk’s main contenders, when it came to seasonal produce and fine dining, we’ve not always been able to boast food and drink credentials with the big boys.
Nowadays though we’re catching up fast, and Norfolk has a whole host of local produce from meat and game to beer, cheese and fruit that attracts many a foodie to this eastern jewel of a county. Walk down any street in Norwich or visit pubs and restaurants along the North Norfolk coast and you’ll be sure to find menus that play homage to the fine seasonal produce that can be found in this small corner of the world.
- 2-3 Sept – North Norfolk Food & Drink Festival (northnorfolkfoodfestival.co.uk)
Held at Holkham Hall, the North Norfolk Food & Drink Festival is not to be missed! See live cookery demos and buy from a variety of the best local producers selling some of Norfolk’s finest foods and drinks. Plus this is an event for all ages – the popular cookery theatre returns along with a variety of children’s entertainment to keep even the youngest foodie happy!
- 19 Sept – Lloyd Addison’s Moveable Feast (com)
Part of the Norfolk Food and Drink Festival this unique dining experience allows you to sample the delights of three Norfolk restaurants in one evening!
- 14 Oct – Porkstock (co.uk)
Porkstock returns, bigger and better than ever before! With free entry to the daytime events and fun for all the family, Porkstock offers up the best of Norfolk produce. Oh, and when the daytime events come to a close, the evening knees-up begins: pork themed street food, live bands and a range of local beers, ciders, ales, prosecco, gin & tonic and more…!
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