Celebrity chef Jean-Christophe star guest at Gunwharf Quays food festival

DEMONSTRATION Jean-Christophe Novelli during the Closer to Food event at Gunwharf Quays on Sunday. Picture: Sarah Standing (122254-7263)
DEMONSTRATION Jean-Christophe Novelli during the Closer to Food event at Gunwharf Quays on Sunday. Picture: Sarah Standing (122254-7263)
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GUNWHARF Quays held a three-day culinary extravaganza at the weekend with special celebrity guest Jean Christophe Novelli for the ‘Closer to Food’ festival.

Novelli, known for his work on TV shows such as Hell’s Kitchen, gave demonstrations to huge crowds of visitors with tips and advice about how to make appetising and healthy foods.

He said: ‘Thank you to everyone that came to the Closer to Food festival at Gunwharf Quays, it was great to meet you all.

‘I hope my advice inspired you with your cooking and you enjoyed the event.

‘Encouraging people to try new foods and flavours that are not only appetising but also healthy is very important to me.

‘Cooking doesn’t have to be complicated, it’s about family and friends enjoying good food together.’

The event at the Portsmouth waterfront complex also played host to local food producers plus a real ale tent and cake marquee with offers and promotions from Gunwharf Quays’ restaurants.