Race-goers are being invited to enjoy the flavour of Warwickshire’s finest small and emerging food and drink producers at the Warwickshire Food and Drink Showcase taking place at Warwick racecourse on Tuesday 24th September.
Visitors will be able to watch the races, enjoy cooking demonstrations from leading local chefs and sample the mouthwatering products created by some of the region’s best food and drink producers, at what is set to be a fun and interactive event.
This is the third time the County Council has hosted a supplier and buyer exhibition, but the first time the event has also been open to the public.
Leader of Warwickshire County Council, Cllr Izzi Seccombe says:
“Warwickshire has a huge range of quality suppliers of food and drink, yet our reputation for our excellent produce is not widely known. We aim to support the sector by encouraging more local outlets to source and buy their food and drink locally, in order to foster a more sustainable, successful and authentic taste of Warwickshire. We are enabling networking within the industry to strengthen collaboration and peer to peer support. This event is the perfect opportunity for racegoers to enjoy quality food and drink, while supporting local producers and suppliers.”
The event is free to attend for buyers and the race-going public.
The local food and drink producers taking part in the event include:
Caking and Baking
Bespoke celebration cakes and cupcakes for all occasions, hand crafted using top-quality ingredients in the town of Royal Leamington Spa.
Real fruit wines produced in small batches from locally sourced fruit. Free of sulphites and finings and suitable for gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan.
Hook Norton Brewery
Family-owned Victorian Tower brewery mixing heritage and modern and offering much more than just its award winning beer including tours, shop, restaurant, museum and meeting and event spaces for hire.
The only hand-crafted gin in Warwick, made by a husband and wife team using locally sourced botanicals and a combination of maceration and vapour infusion to give a unique crisp, fresh taste.
Specialising in extra virgin olive oils and unusual flavours of sweet vinegars made using only natural herbs, berries and roots.
Ethically and sustainably sourced coffee made from 100% Rainforest Alliance certified Arabica beans.
Warwickshire Beer Company
Speciality and seasonal real ale brewed and bottled from a former village bakery in Cubbington.
Napton Water Buffalo
Farming since 1600 the Alsop family produces a range of organic buffalo meats including burgers and sausages and their delicious ice cream is also made using the milk from their buffalo herd.
Spirit of Ilmington Apple Brandy
A delicious apple brandy made using local apples. Praised by Prue Leith as the ‘most delicious apple brandy’.
Hand crafted by local artisan confectioners striving to give you a dream experience. Vegetarian and gluten free but still indulgent and sometimes unexpected.
The Cake Alchemist
Award-winning ‘Free-from’ baker, Charlotte makes beautiful, original and imaginative cakes which taste as good as they look. She caters for all allergens and dietary requirements including gluten free, vegan, dairy free and nut free.
Norma Jean Bakery
Based in the heart of Warwick, this family owned chocolaterie and patisserie uses only the finest, freshest ingredients and are always on the look-out to develop new flavours.
Authentic, family recipes filled with love and passion are the secret to Auntie’s sought-after sauces, made by successful contemporary Indian restaurateur Mrs Pannum.
Sweet Potato Spirit Company
Multi-award winning premium spirits and liqueurs, hand crafted from the finest sweet potatoes and raw ingredients using traditional methods passed down over the years.
Warwickshire Gin Company
Combining passion for local history and a desire to represent the county’s unique story to open up a whole new and exciting world of juniper and botanicals.
Fosse Way Brewery
Small but fast-growing brewery located in the idyllic south Warwickshire countryside producing craft beers with a lot more flavour than the average pint!
Fowlers of Earlswood
For over fourteen generations the Fowler family has been developing the craft of cheese-making and today offers an extensive range of cheeses including hard pressed Warwickshire varieties of truckle and oak-smoked.
Heavenly Free From
Delicious gluten free and vegan treats cooked in owner Shari’s home kitchen, from brownies to meat-free sausages and coconut ‘cheezes’.
Small, family-owned cidery crafting all-natural ciders made from traditionally grown apples, fermented with wild yeast and slowly matured without any artificial flavourings or preservatives.
Pick ‘n’ Mix Parties and Gifts
Inspired by their love of parties, this family-run business offers a wide selection of handmade cakes, chocolates and sweet carts catering for every special occasion.
Inspired by Indian and British heritage, this premium craft British ale has a truly unique blend giving a modern twist to make it the perfect accompaniment for even the richest of curries and spiced dishes.
The event is free to attend for buyers and the racegoing public.
For further information about the Warwickshire Food and Drink Showcase, please visit Warwickshire Food and Drink Showcase