Liverpool Food and Drink Festival 2016

If you love trying new food then food festivals are perfect for it. You can go from one stand to another to try different cuisines and even discover local restaurants around your area. On 17-18th of September, there was a food festival in Liverpool, Liverpool Food and Drink Festival.

Liverpool Food and Drink Festival took place in Sefton Park, which is not so far away from the city centre. The weather was perfect, it was over 20 degrees and the sun was shining. Think about a big area filled with so many little food and drink stands, how hard would it be to decide where to start from?

Liverpool Food and Drink Festival is great for tasting so many different food and drinks. You can taste so food from all around the world, food festivals are perfect for it.

I love food! Not only eating but also cooking. Trying new cuisines, trying to come up with my own recipes…Β Whatever you could think of. When there’s a food & drink festival in town then of course I wouldn’t miss that chance to try different food. Also one of the blogger/YouTuber, Madeleine Shaw, I’ve been following for a long time and last year’s The Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain were the attendants, so I had plenty of excuses to go there. Madeleine cooked some cauliflower rice with curry sauce and it smelled so good and it is something healthy! Also Nadiya cooked something delicious, the celebrity tent was smelling so good with all these mixed flavours!

Liverpool Food and Drink Festival is great for tasting so many different food and drinks. You can taste so food from all around the world, food festivals are perfect for it.

Liverpool Food and Drink Festival is great for tasting so many different food and drinks. You can taste so food from all around the world, food festivals are perfect for it.

I can’t remember how many things I tried, all I know is it was a lot. Starting the food festival with oysters (it was the first time I had it) might have not been the best decision, however, it got better with the delicious French bread and Mexican nachos. Some places were nice to offer samples before making you commit to the full size. Vegan, vegetarian, seafood, meat, bakery… So many options to try out. There was a live music tent as well, music was really good as well. There was anything you’d expect from a good festival!

Liverpool Food and Drink Festival is great for tasting so many different food and drinks. You can taste so food from all around the world, food festivals are perfect for it.

Liverpool Food and Drink Festival is great for tasting so many different food and drinks. You can taste so food from all around the world, food festivals are perfect for it.

Liverpool Food and Drink Festival is great for tasting so many different food and drinks. You can taste so food from all around the world, food festivals are perfect for it.

Liverpool Food and Drink Festival is great for tasting so many different food and drinks. You can taste so food from all around the world, food festivals are perfect for it.

Let’s carry on with the drinks… I can’t start my day without coffee and also in A&W, I must have my pumpkin spiced latte once in a while. Coffee with Bailey’s is good when it is cold outside, I didn’t know that Bailey’s has their pumpkin spiced cream liqueur. It is on my list of the things I need to get, I can confirm that it tastes so good!

Liverpool Food and Drink Festival is great for tasting so many different food and drinks. You can taste so food from all around the world, food festivals are perfect for it.

Do you like trying different beers? Or do you tend to skip it due to the bitter taste? It’s the first time I tried Leffe Brune and it doesn’t really taste like beer. If you know and like the taste of Erdinger Weissbier, then you’d like it too. Also how cool is that their beer bottle is like champagne bottles…

Fun part was trying to come up with your own cocktail with so many different spices. I love making cocktails, however, I don’t really use many spices, it is always tricky with the spices. I must say it was a total failure how the cocktail turned out, but it was fun.

Liverpool Food and Drink Festival is great for tasting so many different food and drinks. You can taste so food from all around the world, food festivals are perfect for it.

Liverpool Food and Drink Festival is great for tasting so many different food and drinks. You can taste so food from all around the world, food festivals are perfect for it.

One of the things I didn’t like about the festival was the size of the portions. When you go to a food festival, you want to try different things. When you get a big portion of food, you’re already full unless you share it with others. They should have had two size options, rather than one fixed menu.

It is good that you can discover so many good restaurants with festivals like that. I already have quite a few restaurants I want to try out as well as a few cocktail bars.

Liverpool Food and Drink Festival is great for tasting so many different food and drinks. You can taste so food from all around the world, food festivals are perfect for it.

Have you ever been to any food and drink festivals? Have you beenΒ to Liverpool Food and Drink festival?

Liverpool Food and Drink Festival is great for tasting so many different food and drinks. You can taste so food from all around the world, food festivals are perfect for it.

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  • Looks great! I love food festivals and had never heard of this one before, sounds like you had a great time.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • We had a really great time. everything was way better than expected πŸ™‚ x

  • Food, music and sunshine? Count me in! And I agree with you on the portions, they should offer a smaller version.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • It was way better than expected, especially the weather!

  • Here in Italy there’s food festivals all the time and I LOVE them. Just like you, I like to be able to try as many different things as possible, so I prefer smaller portions (which are rarely offered).
    Your pictures are making me hungry, even though I’ve just had lunch!

    http://carolinapage.eu

    • I think there’s only two in Liverpool, but I will definitely be checking others as it was so much fun! If they sell smaller portions, they would make even more money…

  • I haven’t actually been to a food and drink festival but it sounds like something I would totally enjoy, I love food πŸ™‚ It looks like You had a great weekend! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • It was the first time I went to a proper one and it wasn’t bad πŸ™‚ Food was good and the weather was perfect, so we had a great time πŸ™‚ x

  • Looks like a fun festival, so yummy with the food and drink theme too! Whenever I’m at a food festival I just try to eat everything, especially all the free food haha! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

    • Food festivals are not good for the body, I always east more than I should then I complain about the weight I put on πŸ™‚ x

  • Hi Ela, hope your well! It feels so good and kind of like home to be back on your blog. I’ve missed it so much! Now, onto the actual post haha, I love a good festival, especially a food one, I mean how could you not! Love the photo’s in the post and I can’t wait to read future posts β™₯

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

    • It is nice to see you back, Trishna. I hope you are doing good and everything is ok!

  • This sounds like a great event! I’ve only been to Liverpool once but it is a lovely city and I want to go back!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

    • Liverpool is a beautiful city, especially the riverside πŸ™‚

  • It looks like such a great day, i love summer food events! x

  • I’ve never been to a food festival but always wanted to! A place where there are dozens of different food stalls to try sounds just perfect haha. French bread is one of the best things in the world πŸ˜€ There seems to have been so much variety! Making your own spicy cocktail sounds fun, it’s nice to get involved in activities like that. πŸ™‚

    Julia x
    Last post: Travel Photo Diary of CefalΓΉ, Sicily | http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.fr/2016/09/holiday-diaries-discovering-cefalu-in.html

    • It is the first proper festival I went to and it was good! At the end of the day I was so full and kinda tipsy ha ha πŸ™‚ French bread is yummy, we ended up getting 4-5 different breads πŸ™‚ x

  • ah wow this is such a fun event, i felt like i was there from the photos! you guys look so happy, hope you had an amazing time!!

    xx Melis
    http://fashionmews.com

  • This looks like such a fabulous way to spend a day! I LOVE food/beer festivals and would have had a blast at this!

    • Now the food festival is over, there’s a beer festival at the end of the month πŸ™‚ I am not sure if it is a good idea as I already ruined my diet πŸ™‚

  • I love food festivals and just attended a Rib Fest this past weekend and I swear I ate my weight worth of ribs. Haha! This looks so much fun, Ela and I love that you showed pictures of your husband and yourself in the end.

    ps: I agree about the portion size, they should offer a smaller ones too because it’s pretty much impossible to try them all unless you attend the festival everyday that it is held.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Food festivals are good, I wish at least for one day we wouldn’t put a single gram on ha πŸ™‚ If they sold smaller portions, I am sure they would make even more money as so many people just skip the stands after seeing the portion sizes.

  • Everything looks so delicious! There’s some local food festivals by me, but nowhere near this size! I haven’t really been to them because they tend to be right in the city centre during lunch time so it’s super packed, you wouldn’t even be able to sit down. I would love to attend a more relaxed food festival like this though πŸ™‚ xx

    Velvet Blush

    • When we first went there it was almost empty, however, it got so crowded after 2pm.We couldn’t find empty seats to sit down, so we were sitting on the grass most of the time πŸ™‚ x

  • Beauty Journal

    I love food festivals and looks like you had great time. Loved your pics and you both make such a cute couple πŸ™‚
    -Karishma
    http://yourbeautyjournal.com/

  • Food festivals are so much fun especially seeing all the different quirky stalls. You had perfect weather for it too!

    • Weather, food and everything else was perfect, way better than expected πŸ™‚

  • I freaked out over the pumpkin spice liquor. Gotta love the nachos and clams. Sacramento is known for their food and local “farm to fork” culture, so there are no shortage of great restaurants and food trucks, haha. Even in San Francisco, there’s a weekly event called “Off the Grid” where food trucks and bars come together and sell all these great eats, and there’s a big grassy area where you can chill. You and your hubby look so cute too!

    Hannah
    Floraful

    • Should I move to San Francisco? It would be a heaven for me ha ha πŸ™‚ We don’t have something similar here, or I am not aware of it yet. Pumpkin spice liquor is so damn good, if you can find it, give it a try πŸ™‚

  • Oh my gosh this looks so fun! I would have no idea what to try with so many stalls. Those mussels look so amazing. So cool that you saw famous cooks you admire too

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

    • It was a great festival and I must admit we struggled to pick a place to eat as everything looked so good πŸ™‚ Luckily it happens once in a while, otherwise I can’t imagine how much weight I would put on πŸ™‚ x

  • Love when they put things like this on in Sefton Park! Looks like you had an incredible day for it!!
    Lx
    Elle Bloggs

    • It is a great place to put all these things, there’s so much space. It was a great day and the weather was amazing, it couldn’t have been better! x

  • Nadia

    How in the world did I miss something amazing like that?! Awww!!! Wish I could be there to enjoy all the good food and lovely weather!!! I adore Nadiya (my name is actually spelled the same way “Nadiya” but people always spell it as Nadia so I “gave up” correcting them lol). She’s such a sweetheart & a well deserved winner of the GBBO. Are you watching this season & who’s your current fave, honey?
    Love the photos of you and your hubby!! You are such a sweet couple!!
    xox Nadia
    http://www.mielandmint.com

    • I didn’t know about it, hubby’s colleague told about it so we ended up going. I am so happy that I went though, everything was great. Ah Nadiya… I will make sure to remember that πŸ™‚ People keep calling me “Ella” even though it is “Ela”, it feels like they don’t really care about it πŸ™‚
      I love GBBO and I haven’t missed it yet. Benjamina and Selasi are good, I still haven’t decided which one to pick, but it is one of the πŸ™‚ How about you, hun?
      Have a great week! xx