Edinburgh Christmas Foodies Festival is live at the EICC Edinburgh on the 25th, 26th and 27th of November.
Amongst a line-up of acclaimed chefs, this festive season the Chefs Theatre hosts Masterchef 2016 Winner Jane Devonshire, cooking up her favourite family Christmas fayre, plus Great British Menu star Michael Bremner will prepare his mackerel dish, ‘A Message to the Lode Star’, which earned him 10/10 on the show.
In the Cake & Bake Theatre, Burlesque Baker Charlotte White will create a modern showstopper of a Contemporary Christmas Cake in just 30 minutes, while master chocolatier Fiona Sciolti showcases a new selection of chocolate desserts and treats.
In the Drinks Theatre, Champagne expert Neil Philips and wine experts Charles Metcalfe and Brian Elliot introduce their favourite tipples for Christmas, while Melissa Cole gives guided craft beer tastings. There’s also gin, whisky and Christmas Cocktail masterclasses on offer.
Visitors can also attend one of the new series of 12 Christmas Top Tip practical masterclasses which cover a range of activities from learning the perfect way to curate a festive cheeseboard, to whipping up a Christmas spiced ice cream, and the best techniques for curing salmon.
An Artisan Christmas Market introduces top producers selling a whole host of locally made delights, including cheeses, chutneys, oils, Christmas hampers and gifts, while the Pudding Hall offers up artisan macaroons, cupcakes and sweet seasonal treats.
And there will be range of international and award-winning Street Food stalls showcasing tasty snacks including calamari, steamed pork buns, macaroni cheese and Creole delights.
For younger foodies, the Elves Cookery School offers tutorials in Gingerbread man baking and Christmas Cookie decorating to keep everyone entertained.
Tickets are on sale now at foodiesfestival.com or by calling 0844 995 1111
All children aged 12 and under go free to all Foodies Festivals when accompanied by an adult.
Date, Venue & Opening Times:
Edinburgh EICC, Friday Nov 25th, 5pm – 9pm; Saturday Nov 26th, 10am – 6pm; Sunday Nov 27th, 10am – 5pm
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