Last year my other half bought me tickets to Leeds Fest in a bid to change my perspective that muddy, overcrowded, STANKIN’ music festivals are anything but the work of the devil. She didn’t totally fail and I’m still here to tell the tale with plenty of fond memories but I’m definitely not a convert. I’m a bit of a social anomaly like that. I don’t like music festivals, I’ve never been camping, I can’t abide avocado and as for sushi, you can forget about it.
One thing I can 200% get on board with however is a food festival and the Liverpool Food & Drink Festival is pretty fine example of such a thing. I’ll be heading there in a couple of weeks with my nearest and dearest to Pacman my way around the stalls at Sefton Park so I thought I’d put a hit list together ahead of the event. Almost Famous, Mowgli and Senor Churros have, until now, been a dead cert but this year I thought I’d shake things up a bit and visit a few new vendors on my to-eat list.
Poutine is something that I’ve been wanting to try for a wee while now and what better place to get stuck in than the food and drink festival? (Well, in an authentic poutine eatery in Canada maybe but I’m putting that one on the back burner for now.) This Maple Bacon Poutine looks pretty damn delicious doesn’t it?
The Cookie Dough Co.
I bloody love cookie dough. Like, if I could live off the stuff I absolutely would so I’m definitely going to be making a beeline for The Cookie Dough Company concession. I’m praying to the cookie dough Gods that they bring some of the salted caramel selection with them.
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You already know how much I love The Vincent Cafe & Cocktail bar and it’s Bold Street, Asian bowl food baby, Vincent Kitchen… Doesn’t mean I won’t be running over with open arms (and mouth) as soon as I cop the stand. Okay, I might play it a bit cooler than that but I’ll definitely be getting me some of dat chicken satay sassiness at some point during the day.
Ridiculously Rich by Alana
If you’re a fan of BBC’s The Apprentice then you might remember Alana. Long blonde hair… bit of a sulky pup… loves a good lipstick? Well for all of her titty lips and tantrums, she actually won the show and Sir Sugar’s hefty investment with her bakery brand, Ridiculously Rich by Alana. Her famous tray bakes are coming to Liverpool this month and I can’t wait to get my hands on some.
Now I’m not a massive hot dog fan. I find the texture a bit weird and the bread:filling ratio is often well out of whack por moi. However I’m told the Piggie Smalls hot dog is quite an edible to behold so I’m considering a trip there this time round. I mean who wouldn’t want something smothered in bourbon bacon jam, right?
Okay so you might be wondering WTF I’d want to visit the Izakaya stall as it’s a new kid on the Liverpool sushi scene and I don’t like sushi but I’ve heard such glowing reviews of the food that I’m just going to have to find something to sample. I’ve got my sights set on some crispy gyozas with dipping sauce or maybe a shin beef bao if that’s what on the table on the day.
If you caught my Eating My Way From New Jersey to NYC blog post, you’ll know about some the amazing places to eat in New York and NJ I went to. You might also have seen the snaps of the Nutella Cannoli I wolfed down while I was there so I’ve definitely got my eye on Cafe Cannoli at the food and drink festival this year.
There many very well be a few Liverpool Food and Drink Festival tickets left so if I’ve got your belly rumbling, make sure you get yours pronto and I’ll see you there!