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?
I love food! Not only eating but also cooking. Trying new cuisines, trying to come up with my own recipes… 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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
Have you ever been to any food and drink festivals? Have you been to Liverpool Food and Drink festival?