Two Michelin-starred chef, Raymond Blanc OBE, will top the bill at this year’s Liverpool Food and Drink Festival, which is set to take place in Sefton Park from 15 – 16 September.
Foodies will have the chance to see the self-taught chef in action as he shares some of his culinary secrets and prepares his favourite dishes at the pop-up event, which returns for its eleventh consecutive year.
Raymond Blanc, who has trained top chefs such as Marco Pierre White and Michael Caines MBE at his award-winning Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, is looking forward to appearing at Liverpool Food and Drink Festival.
He said: “I love the concept behind Liverpool Food and Drink Festival. Talented local chefs coming together to showcase their signature dishes in one of the city’s most beautiful parks is such a wonderful idea.
“Great food should be celebrated in this way and I’m really looking forward to exploring Liverpool’s local food and drink scene during the festivities.”
Isabella Kantor, Liverpool Food and Drink Festival Manager, said: “Raymond Blanc is one of the most recognisable chefs in the world and one of the greatest gastronomic pioneers of our time. It really is a huge honour that he will be joining us at Liverpool Food and Drink Festival this year.
“Raymond Blanc’s appearance, combined with the selection of culinary delights from local chefs that will be on offer, is set to be a recipe for a great weekend of foodie fun.”
Liverpool Food and Drink Festival will showcase some of the city’s finest flavours, bringing local restaurants together to serve up some of their most popular dishes. There will also be a whole programme of masterclasses and demos taking place throughout the weekend, where foodies can pick up tips from top local chefs and industry experts.
During the event, visitors can enjoy tasty treats from a producers’ market, as well as a wide range of international street food stalls. There will also be live music and family entertainment throughout the showground with dedicated areas for craft beers, gins, wines and speciality coffees.
Tickets to Liverpool Food and Drink Festival start from £7 per day and £11.50 for the whole weekend with free entry for children under 14.