Guernsey International Food Festival

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Guernsey International Food Festival

Guernsey International Food Festival

The Guernsey International Food Festival isn’t taking place in 2018 but there will be several food events:

4 – 6 May – Celebrating Guernsey Festival
15 – 17 June – Seafood Festival
31 August – 2 September – World Cuisine Festival
1 October – 11 November – Tennerfest

Guernsey’s Great Food

Late summer and Autumn are a great time to visit the Channel Islands, especially if you love food! The Guernsey International Food Festival returns this September and is closely followed by Tennerfest which, taking place from 1st October to 12th November, the inter island food event.

The island has already become a haven for food lovers, being featured as a destination for ITV’s ‘Hungry Sailors’ and on Countryfile. Island-wide, the festival will include food promotions, live food shows, masterclasses, food demos, chef exchanges, cook offs and activities for all ages. The main festival hub will be in St Peter Port where food markets and a tasty programme of events will be taking place.

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The Festival

Promising something for all ages, the festival will take place across Guernsey and the Bailiwick islands. Demos, promotions, markets and interactive events will aim to showcase the fantastic local island produce with an array of island and international chefs taking part. Previous events have included:

  • Wine tasting competition presented by the island’s leading sommeliers and vintners.
  • Explore Guernsey’s gastronomy on a gourmet bus tour.
  • Liberation Sausage and Ale Trail – five halves in five pubs accompanied by five sausages!
  • Prohibition Supper at the two AA rosette Bella Luce restaurant accompanied by gin and vermouth specialities.
  • Beer & Cider Festival with hot food and live music.
  • Live Food Show.
  • Children’s Food Festival.
  • Food Lab – 5 of the island’s top chefs meet 5 of the island’s top producers.
  • Herm Festival – street festival, live music and craft beers in Herm.
  • Star Supper – Masterchef winner Keri Moss’ masterclass.
  • Three Chefs go to the Movies – 3 favourite films and 3 dishes picked and created by 3 top chefs.
  • Tea in Wonderland – join the Mad Hatter and friends for a literary tea.

Guernsey’s Food Heritage

Guernsey has long been established as an island for food lovers. Island life lends itself naturally to fresh local seafood dishes and the milder climate ensured specialities such as tomatoes, which were once grown abundantly, have started to regain their position. Home grown produce is encouraged on the island with ‘hedge veg’ stalls overflowing with wonderful garden goodies all over the island. Fresh rich creamy milk is also an island staple with some of the island’s cheese producers winning international accolades. Wine, cider and beer and liqueur producers mean a full palette is catered for! Take a closer look at some of the great island restaurants and their accolades or find out more about Guernsey’s Tasty Walks narrated by tv eco guru, chef and ‘Hungry Sailor’ James Strawbridge.

seafood dish
lobster salad
cheesecake