Mark Twain noted that ‘Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside’.
Prepare for battle with today’s Big Deal on day passes to Foodies Festival in Edinburgh.
Celebration of food and drink
The UK’s largest celebration of food and drink returns to Inverleith Park in the capital on the weekend of Friday 4th, Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th August.
Foodies Festival is the social event of the summer and tens of thousands of visitors are expected to come and feast on a vast array of culinary activities.
Today’s offer is available in four versions.
Option one is for one person to have a day pass for Foodies on Friday 4th August 2017.
Option two is for one person to have a day pass for Foodies which can be used on either Saturday 5th or Sunday 6th August 2017.
Options one and two include a show guide for each person.
Option three is for one person to have a VIP entry day pass for Friday 4th August 2017.
Option four is for one person to have a VIP entry day pass for either Saturday 5th or Sunday 6th August 2017.
Options three and four include the following features:
2 x VIP adult tickets for one day entry
A glass of bubbly on arrival
Access to the VIP area
A goody bag
Priority entry to the theatre and masterclass sessions
Complimentary refreshments in the VIP tent
Under 12s go free
When accompanied by an adult, children under 12 years of age get free entry to Foodies. This is one family day out that need not break the bank.
All the attractions
In the Chef’s Theatre, you can watch top chefs cook their favourite recipes. Pick up tips from Adam Handling (star of this year’s Great British Menu); Brian Grigor from Michelin-starred Number One at The Balmoral; Jacqueline O’Donnell of The Sisters; James Chapman from Tom Kitchen’s Scran & Scallie; Stuart Muir of DINE and Harajuku Kitchen’s Kaori Simpson.
Now you have the recipes, pick up everything you need to recreate them at home in the Artisan Market. At the market, you can shop and sample from more award-winning producers than even before. Be sure to leave room for a feast of international flavours and delicacies on the Street Food Avenue plus Champagne, beer and whisky master classes in the Drinks Theatre.
Those with a sweet tooth will love the Cake & Bake Theatre. Taste your way through baking and chocolate master classes with Burlesque Baker Charlotte White and master chocolatier Fiona Sciolti. If al fresco dining is more your thing, then the BBQ Arena is the place to be – you’ll be amazed by the recipes and top tips from the grill professionals!
After a day of foodie fun, picnic on the grass with friends and family while enjoying live music from the Unsigned Music Awards. Of course, there is always the option of a refreshing cocktail from the Giant Pimm’s Teapot or Mojito Galleon. Braver souls can enter the famous Chilli-Eating Competition.
Fantastic day out
This Big Deal scribbler has been to most of the Foodies Festivals in Edinburgh. When the sun is shining, the drinks flowing and the plates are stacked high with fab food, this is one of the best days out in Edinburgh.
Come and see for yourself!