Liverpool Food and Drink Festival – Sefton Park
Great day yesterday, 12th September, in Sefton Park for the Food and Drink Festival.
It was bigger than ever this year both in terms of attendance and the number of restaurants and bars represented. There was a real friendly atmosphere and the cooking demonstrations were particularly funny. Paul Askew from London carriage Works and Brian Mellor from Claremont Farm in Wirral are becoming quite a comedy double act.
Also there was James Martin, celebrity chef and attractive to woman of a certain age (so the first Mrs Argent tells me)!
The stalls were all doing a roaring trade and great to see such a diverse range of restaurants in the city these days. I particularly liked the Liverpool Community College stall, this is where the future Paul Askews and James Martin’s are trained and the enthusiasm of the staff and students was plain for all to see.
The live music on offer was top class too with John O’Connell and his band playing in the music tent.
If you’ve not been before then get down to Sefton Park next year for a culinary festival with music and drink better than many you will encounter in this country or abroad.
On our way home we popped into the Unitarian Church on Ullet Road. The stained glass windows were designed by Burne-Jones no less, the famous Pre-Raphaelite artist. What a beautiful church!
All in all, a great Sunday out in the park.