With markets, a kitchen theatre stage, music and a mobile farm, Southsea Food Festival returns this weekend.
Tomorrow and Sunday, the festival will take in Palmerston Road and Southsea town centre for the seventh year, filling the area with culinary delights, vibrant sights, delicious smells and beautiful sounds too.
Organisers promise a weekend of indulgence and advise that visitors leave their willpower at home and come and sample all that’s on offer.
Local restaurants will be showcasing their signature dishes on the kitchen theatre stage, showing fans how to make their favourites at home.
Hosted by Heart FM, the theatre in the pedestrian precinct will also include demonstrations in food preparation skills.
The traditional food markets will include traders from local restaurants as well as a range of Italian, continental and farmers’ markets, with traders filling the length and breadth of Southsea town centre.
Meanwhile, a music stage run by Steve Pitt from The Cellars at Eastney will include acoustic sessions from some of Portsmouth’s finest up-and-coming bands and musicians.
Finally, Kidsrome Farm will set-up in Stanley Street offering children the chance to pet a range of farmyard animals.
Colin Walker, from the town centre management team at the council, says: ‘You know summer’s truly here when the Southsea Food Festival arrives on the scene. With our official sponsor Kenwood, we’re pleased to offer this much loved and anticipated event in the heart of Southsea town centre _ for a weekend of gastronomic treats.’
Sounds like a recipe for success.