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Saturday, September 26, 2015
The Isle of Man Food and Drink Festival Grows in Popularity
annual Isle of Man Food and Drink Festival has grown in recent years to become
one of the most popular events on the Island's calendar, drawing inspiration
from various local producers who continue to support this annual festival.
the introduction of an innovative weekend pass and a special evening of street
food and live music, there was plenty of time to saunter leisurely amongst a
dazzling display of locally sourced food and drink.
located within the Island's capital, this family-friendly event held an appeal
for every generation, including hands-on experiences for children to widen
their knowledge of the food and drink cycle. Many were attracted to The
Children's Centre marquee adjacent to a group of inquisitive goats, practical
cow milking demonstrations and the Isle of Man Beekeepers Federation.
Villa Marina gardens were filled with a large number of caterers, providing
succulent Manx Loaghtan lamb to the hot and spicy temptations of the African
food enthusiasts also headed for the Manx Produce Marquee, burgeoning with
gastronomic delights and lip-smacking goodies to tempt the palette of visiting connoisseurs;
featuring produce from both the land and the sea.
was supplemented by a number of stalls linked to the theme of food, including
crafts, books and wheat-free food items.
if that wasn't enough, there was a varied programme of entertainment on both
days and the ever popular Manx Food Theatre, featuring local personalities,
food outlets, competitions and celebrated Manx Chef Colin Clague.