Last year I loved looking around the World Cheese Awards and the Producer's Village. Its great to be able to meet the people behind the products. The Bursary Award Winners are also worth checking out - these are small artisan producers who've impressed the judging panel enough to be given some free space at the show. Its a great space to find some up and coming brands and of course, try some yummy products. Don't forget to bring lots of dosh too as there are often some fab offers to be had.
This year I'm particularly excited to go to the new WineTubeMap wine tasting - I was lucky enough to catch up with Nikki from WineTubeMap earlier in the month when she treated myself and fellow GFS bloggers to a sneak preview when we met up for a pre-show catch up. We met at Fiesta del Asado in Birmingham, a fantastic Argentinian steakhouse part of the wonderful Lasan group headed up by Aktar Islam. I've been before and knew we were in for a real treat. Read my original review here.
WineTubeMap is the brain child of Nikki Welch from Convivium Wines and is a fun way to learn about wines playing on the London underground tube map to educate you and help you discover what you do and don't like! She's teamed up with Hatties Wines to provide some cracking vinos to choose from! You can book onto one of three tasting tours at the Good Food Show with tickets costing just £8. Each tasting tour includes 12 wines from around the world so hop on and enjoy the journey! You can book online and find out more here.
And now, some pictures of the yummy food we enjoyed at Fiesta! My mouth is watering just looking back at these!
|Padron Peppers and whitebait - apparently every 10th chilli is a hot one!|
|Sticky pork ribs|
|The open kitchen at Fiesta|
|Now THAT's what you call a mixed grill!|