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Bolton Food And Drink Festival 2013

Join Michael Caines MBE, Aldo Zilli, Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry this Bank Holiday weekend

Published on August 21st 2013.


Bolton Food And Drink Festival 2013
 

IF you haven’t already made plans for the Bank Holiday weekend, visiting the Bolton Food and Drink Festival could be the most satisfyingly spontaneous venture you make.

Double Michelin starred chef Michael Caines will provide two free demonstrations, the first in the Festival Marquee, Victoria Square at 12.30pm and the second in The Market Place, Knowsley Street at 2.30pm

From 23-26 August a feast of top class cookery demonstrations by celebrity chefs will be dished up, including Michael Caines MBE, Aldo Zilli, Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry.

After helping to officially launch the festival on Friday, double Michelin starred chef Michael Caines will provide two free demonstrations, the first in the Festival Marquee, Victoria Square at 12.30pm and the second in The Market Place, Knowsley Street at 2.30pm

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In addition, a host of regional, high profile chefs, who are passionate about food, will delight visitors for free, with cooking demonstrations over the four days at Bolton Market, on Ashburner Street, the Market Place Shopping Centre and in Victoria Square.

Delivering free demos on Friday will be Aazam Ahmad, BBC Fusion Chef of the Year, who will be creating his signature Asian fusion dishes at Bolton Market at 10am and then at the Festival Marquee, Victoria Square at 2.30pm. Born and bred in Manchester, Aazam has a passion for his city and world cuisine. He has spent time in the Far East, including China and Hong Kong, where he cooked regional delicacies. Aazam fuses English with Far Eastern styles.

On Saturday 24, Sean Wilson from Channel 5’s Great Northern Cookbook will be on hand to delight onlookers with some of his exciting recipes and top cooking tips. Sean has cooked in several Michelin starred restaurants and is also a cheesemaker, with his own cheese company. Sean will be at Market Place Shopping Centre at 12 noon. He will also be performing two live demonstrations at Bolton Market, Ashburner Street at 10am and 2pm.

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Justine Forrest from Longridge in Lancashire, won the top spot in ITV’s Michael Winner’s Dining Stars in 2010. She is renowned for her cakes and puddings, especially her warm chocolate brownies which Michael Winner declared were the best he had ever tasted. She now has a successful online business. Justine will be demonstrating her baking techniques at 2pm on Saturday, then again at 4pm on Monday, both in the Market Place Shopping Centre.

Bolton's Anjali Pathak returns to the festival on Sunday 25. Anjali is part of the Indian food dynasty, Patak's. Anjali is a respected chef with a qualification from the prestigious Leiths School of Food and Wine. She has also been shortlisted for a number of awards for her work with Indian food and flavours. She spends her time hosting cookery classes and developing recipes that suit Patak’s pastes, sauces and chutneys. Anjali will be performing twice in the Market Place Shopping Centre at 1pm and then 3pm.

Finally, on Monday, Andrew Nutter from Nutters Restaurant in Rochdale will be in the Market Place Shopping Centre at 11am and again at 3pm. Andrew is one of the most innovative of the new breed of celebrity chefs. He opened the Nutters restaurant at the age of 21. The restaurant is hugely successful and sits on the site of an 18th century manor house in six and a half acres of parkland. You can read all about him in our recent Out Of The Frying Pan interview here.

Visit www.boltonfoodanddrinkfestival.com

Bolton Food and Drink Festival

Timetable for chef demonstrations on Victoria Square:

Friday 23 August:

12.30pm Michael Caines to launch Food & Drink Festival in main marquee on Victoria Square followed by cooking demo

2.30pm Aazam Ahmad


N.B. All tickets for the following demonstrations are £5 per person:-

Saturday 24 August:

11am Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood

2pm Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood

4pm Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood

Sunday 25 August:

11am Aldo Zilli

1pm Aldo Zilli

3pm Aldo Zilli

Monday 26 August:

11am James Martin

1pm James Martin

3pm James Martin           


FREE demos

Regional Chefs Schedule at Market Place Shopping Centre:

Friday 23 August:

2.30pm Michael Caines

Saturday 24 August:

10am Natasha Garnett, Chef de Partie at Holiday Inn Bolton

11am Chris Marshall, Executive Chef at Worsley Marriott

12pm Sean Wilson from Channel 5's Great Northern Cookbook

1pm Chris Marshall

2pm Justine Forrest, winner of Michael Winner’s Dining Stars 2010

3pm Chris Marshall

4pm Michael Harrison, from Chef To Go fine dining and lobster cook off with Yang Sing

Sunday 25 August:

11am  Joss and Anthony, from Oyster & Otter Restaurant, Feniscowles

12pm Chris Yates, Head Chef at Shoulder of Mutton, Ramsbottom

1pm Anjali Pathak

2pm Paul Riley, Head Chef at Kaleido Restaurant, National Museum of Football, Manchester

3pm Anjali Pathak

Monday 26 August:

10am Jon Jones from Farmers Arms

11am Andrew Nutter, Nutters Restaurant, Rochdale

12pm Ernst Van Zyl, Etrop Grange Hotel, Manchester

1pm Andrew Nutter

2pm Don Howcroft, Bolton finalist in ITV’s Food Glorious Food

3pm Andrew Nutter,

4pm Justine Forrest     


Regional Chefs Schedule at Bolton Market, Ashburner Street:

Friday 23 August:

10am Aazam Ahmad, BBC Fusion Chef – (also in Festival Marquee at 2.30pm)

Saturday 24 August:  

10am Sean Wilson from Channel 5's Great Northern Cookbook

1pm Yang Sing dim sum demo

2pm Sean Wilson

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AnonymousAugust 21st 2013.

"Sunday @ 2pm Paul Riley, Head Chef at Kaleido Restaurant, National Museum of Football, Manchester" That should interesting after they recently closed the restaurant and from Paul's comments on twitter

DavidAugust 21st 2013.

I really wish Manchester Confidential would start looking at what is happening to the large towns of Greater Manchester.You will find in Bolton a complete restaurant wasteland outside these food and drink festivals.In contrast to the vibrancy of Manchester,there are virtually no restaurants left in the centre of Bolton. Bolton back in the 1980s was not far behind Manchester as a shopping centre.It also did not have lots of derelict industrial areas on the fringes of the shopping area like Manchester.However the revival of Manchester,the opening of the Trafford Centre,has combined with terrible planning decisions by the local council has resulted in a big decline.There are now loads of boarded up shops and a complete absence of any cafes,or restaurants to attract people in the evening.Its not that Bolton is a poor town,and its got a very large population and a university,it has lots of nice areas.But the people of the town are choosing to go elsewhere to more sophisticated and vibrant places,like Bury.

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