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Tasty success for Malvern Food Festival

Malvern Editorial 29th May, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

DELICIOUS goings on took place in Great Malvern as the town celebrated its annual Bank Holiday Food Festival.

Tasty treats were seen across Church Street and on the grounds of Great Malvern Priory Church on Monday (May 26) as visitors packed to the town to see what was on offer.

The day long event, celebrating its fourth year, saw a special cooking demonstration featuring highly acclaimed chef Felice Tochinni from the Fusion Brasserie in Worcester who has appeared on television numerous times.

Also appearing was Robert Swift, one of the UK’s leading bread makers, who shared the secrets of baking perfect bread to watchful visitors.

There were also demonstrations of vegetarian, Egyptian and Asian cuisine plus examples of how to cook great food on a budget.

Local musicians and street entertainers also took to the streets to help celebrate the festival.

New to this year’s festival saw an event held on Sunday (May 25) called The Malvern Munch which saw visitors to the town enjoy a leisurely six mile walk round the Malvern Hills and taste the best in local food and drink while listening to live music at several scenic stops along the way.Mal Salisbury, Economic Development Officer at Malvern Hills District Council said: “The event was absolutely brilliant. The weather held and everyone had a fantastic time tasting and buying food from Upton to Egypt.

“Stallholders sold out. As the event was so successful we’re thinking of making it a weekend long event next year and hope to grow the event even further.”

Coun Phil Grove, responsible for Economic Development at the district council, added: “This is a great example of how effective events can be in our town centres.

“Many people came from outside the area and are already planning to come back next year. Our TIC also reported it being one of the busiest Bank Holiday Monday’s for some time.”

Pictures by Marcus Mingins

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