A Taste of Cumbria in Ulverston on Spring Bank Holiday Weekend

taste cumbria ulverstonThe second Taste Cumbria Food Festival of 2017 is set to take place on Spring Bank Holiday weekend in the market town of Ulverston.

This award winning food festival organiser’s first festival was in Kirkby Lonsdale, an inaugural event for one of the most foodie and fabulous towns in Cumbria. Taking place on Easter weekend it brought thousands of people to attend along with many of the counties best food producers and suppliers.

Now looking to the second festival and the town is the lovely market town in the centre of the Furness peninsula, Ulverston. This is the fourth year the town has hosted the festival which has most definitely grown year on year. The area around Ulverston is so fertile with food brands, producers and suppliers and allows visitors from Barrow and West Cumbria as well as South Lakeland to easily access delicious food.

Around 60 food and beverage businesses will be exhibiting, selling and demonstrating at the festival. You’ll find everything from cheeses to breads, chutneys to meat. Local produce will also be in the form of international dishes and food that always proves popular at these festivals. There will also be homewares too but everything with a distinct and delicious culinary theme.

As a festival, young and old will attend and there will be entertainment to suit all making it a real family weekend of fun. Many visitors go on the first day only to go back the next too as there is is so much to see, do, buy oh and of course, eat! Free to attend, it’s a must date for the Spring Bank Holiday weekend which reports look as showing to be a dry, sunny one. For more information on the festival visit, http://www.tastecumbria.com/taste-cumbria-ulverston

Last minute accommodation can still be found at the nearby Newby Bridge Hotel for Friday night. Rooms from £118 including dinner. Newby bridge is an excellent location for making a base for ease of travel to and from the M6, to Ulverston and the Newby Bridge Hotel overlooks Lake Windermere giving visitors the best of all that is to offer in this special place on the border of Furness and South Lakeland.

May is a truly delicious month for foodies

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We’ve just said goodbye to British Sandwich Week and National Vegetarian Week but May keeps on giving with foodie celebrations. May 22nd until the 28th is completely and utterly summer with British Tomato Week.
British tomatoes are what we’ve all been waiting for over the long winter. Anything in its real season is going to be the best but we all love our salads in the UK and tomatoes are always included. How versatile are tomatoes, extremely. Cooked, fresh, pureed and they are staple ingredients in all of our favourite cuisines, Indian, Italian and Great British.

Stove Restaurant at the Langdale Hotel & Spa in the Lake District always cooks seasonally and tomatoes are no exception at this time of the year. For breakfast then their famous Breakfast Pizza is a must and the rosy red plum tomatoes are delicious as they go slightly charred on the edges from the fierce wood fired oven. Head into lunch and the Tomato & Mozzarella Panini is delicious and light. Into the evening and starter heaven is in the form of the now ever so popular Heritage Tomatoes with Basil marinated shallots and goats cheese bonbons. A great choice for a main course is the Pan Fried Salmon where guests are transported to Provence with cherry tomatoes, sauteed potatoes, green beans and olive tapenade.

And let’s not forget tomatoes also feature in one of the most famous cocktails ever, and which is seeing a resurgence also, the Bloody Mary. The Stove Bloody Mary is just that little bit different using Chase Smoked Vodka along with the usual tomato juice, tabasco & Worcestershire sauce.

So look to celebrating the early summer and even better if you can get to the Langdale Hotel or just the Stove Restaurant this week, relax in what is looking like stunning weather and celebrate British Tomato Week. For more information visit http://www.langdale.co.uk