Tennerfest, the Channel Islands fixed price food festival

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Tennerfest food festival

Tennerfest

2nd October – 8th November 2019

If you love food then you’ll love the Tennerfest food festival, The Channel Islands annual 6 week food festival based in Jersey and Guernsey, offering the opportunity to dine in style from just a tenner!

Enjoy Tennerfest

This autumn, from the beginning of October to mid-November, the Channel Islands will be celebrating their annual Tennerfest Food Festival, which each year brings together fresh produce and top chefs in celebration of the islands’ varied and delicious cuisine. Passionate about food and dining, there is a powerhouse of culinary talent and the islanders are not shy in showcasing it. Being a collection of small islands surrounded by crystal waters that yield an abundance of quality seafood, combined with super rich fertile farmlands, it’s no surprise that dining is important to the islanders.

The Channel Islands big fixed price food festival

It’s a great time of year to visit Jersey and Guernsey, to avoid the crowds of the summer and to take advantage of the wonderful cuisine on offer. Taking part will be a whole host of hotels, restaurants, bistros, gastro pubs and cafés who will be setting showcase 3 course menus from as little as £10 per head. Passionate about food and dining there is a powerhouse of culinary talent and the islanders are not shy in showcasing it.  Being a collection of small islands surrounded by crystal waters that yield an abundance of quality seafood, combined with super rich fertile farmlands, it’s no surprise that dining is important to the islanders.

A reputation for gourmet excellence

The islands have earned a respected place in the gourmet world, with Jersey holding the highest number of Michelin starred restaurants outside London per its tiny 45 square miles and a range of eateries on both islands holding prestigious markers such as AA rosettes and other foodie awards. Both islands also make the most of their natural bounty of seafood with dairy produce, potatoes, apples and tomatoes all to hand and locally sourced, freshly cooked dishes a speciality.

Island cuisine

Traditional Channel Islands food and drink has a distinctly anglo-french flavour with a Portuguese influence in some areas. However, Italian, Chinese, Indian and many other cuisines are readily available, with some great chef specialities to be found and some distinctly island based dishes such as bean crock and Gâche mélée well worth trying. 

Who takes part?

In fact Tennerfest has proved so popular that over 200 eateries take part and the menus have expanded. Two to four course menus are now available at set prices of £10, £12.50, £15, £17.50 and £20 per head, offering delicious choices for all appetites.

Secret menus!

However the menus themselves are closely guarded secrets and the grand unveiling only takes place at the end of September, by which time many of the hotels taking part are fully booked in anticipation of the culinary festival.

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food at the Fleur du Jardin
Couple dining in a pub