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Iceni Magazine | July 22, 2017

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Norfolk Restaurant Week to take centre stage at Holkham Country Fair

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North Norfolk’s much-loved biennial Holkham Country Fair is teaming up with Norfolk Restaurant Week for the first time to bring visitors an enviable line-up of twelve top chefs from across the county, who will perform cookery demonstrations in the new Woodforde’s Food Village.

Norfolk Restaurant Week is Norfolk’s largest dining event celebrating the culinary skills, fine foods and venues in and around the county. Hosted between 30th October and 10th November it offers the opportunity for foodies across the region to sample restaurants or revisit existing favourites all at unmissable prices.

Sarah Green, Event Organiser for Holkham Country Fair, comments:

“I am delighted to have Norfolk Restaurant Week at this year’s Holkham Country Fair. It is so important we make the two-day event a showcase of all that is brilliant in Norfolk and this partnership provides the perfect opportunity for visitors to witness Norfolk’s top chefs, ‘cooking up a storm’, in the Food Village.”

Martin Billing, Founder of Norfolk Restaurant Week, adds:

“We are very grateful to Holkham Country Fair for giving us a platform to showcase our event in the lead-up to its launch later in the year. Last year we saw over 21,000 diners – local and further afield – choose from 46 menus at some of Norfolk’s best restaurants. This year is a really important milestone for us; not only because we are celebrating our fifth anniversary but because we are expanding the event countrywide.”

The twelve confirmed chefs performing cookery demonstrations at Holkham Country Fair on 22 and 23 July include:

  • Eric Snaith from Titchwell Manor, Titchwell
  • Simon Marsh from The Grove, Cromer
  • Richard Golding from The Market Bistro, Kings Lynn
  • Fran Hartshorne from The White Horse, Brancaster Staithe
  • Ben Dawes from The Pigs, Edgefield
  • Marc Sangster-Bullets from the Art Café / Grey Seal
  • Ryan Galvin from The George Hotel, Cley-next-the-sea
  • Daniel Freear from Strattons Hotel, Swaffham
  • Phil Milner from Shucks at The Yurt, Thornham
  • Ben Handley from The Duck Inn, Stanhoe and The Hunny Bell, Hunworth

Sarah continues:

“The cookery demonstrations offer a real opportunity for visitors to watch the professionals doing what they do best. We hope the displays will give those watching inspiration to buy local produce and test their culinary skills at home. After all, East Anglia has some of the finest, seasonal ingredients on offer.”

Advanced tickets for day, weekend and camping are available now. For more information or to book tickets visit: www.holkhamcountryfair.co.uk


 

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