Chance to learn tricks of the trade at open kitchen event

The open kitchen food event at Port Solent
The open kitchen food event at Port Solent
Portsmouth & Southsea railway station by Andy Cooper

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GET in the mood for food with the Port Solent’s Open Kitchen this weekend.

The venue is so proud of its excellent selection of restaurants and bars and of the quality food they produce, it is inviting you backstage to see how it’s done.

Over the weekend, a selection of Port Solent’s finest chefs, award-winning local brewers and sommeliers are inviting guests to a behind-the-scenes master class.

You can learn how your favourite food is made and take away some tricks of the trade.

Tomorrow, local cuisine is celebrated and Port Solent pays homage to Hampshire’s abundance of quality produce, as 30 stalls from Hampshire Farmers’ Markets set up at Port Solent.

Then on Sunday, the community chef Robin Van Creveld, who is renowned for his sourcing of fresh, local ingredients, is taking centre stage with a series of live waterside cookery demonstrations throughout the day.

There will also be lively family entertainment throughout the weekend.

The event is free but places must be reserved by contacting Hannah at or phone her on (023) 9221 0606. For more information see