There’s a new festival to be held in Edinburgh this summer. It is called the Taste festival and will be at the Meadows from June 7 to June10. The event is jointly owned by Channel 4 and Brand events, a London based company.
With a festival called Taste, you naturally have to have great tasting food and interesting guest presentors. Channel 4 has asked Gordon Ramsey and Hugh Fearnley-Whitingstall to go and promote their TV shows, the F-Word and River cottage respectively. The chefs are expected to hold a live cooking demo and have a question and answer section as well.
The 15 best restaurants from Edinburgh have been invited to be present and have their own pitches. It’s a great way to attract more people to their restaurants and to Edinburgh. As of this time, Skipper’s, Restaurant Martin Wishart, and Duck’s at Le Marche Noir have signed up to take part.
A set fee will be charged of anyone attending the festival. This is a day pass that will allow them to sample everything at the festival – as much as they like. The top chefs will be preparing everything in front of them, showing off their culinary skills.
After Edinburgh, similar festivals are scheduled to be held in Dublin, Bath, Birmingham and London. There has been no details on these festivals at this time.
Originally posted on February 20, 2007 @ 12:15 pm