Rugby Food and Drink Festival begins

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The town’s first Food and Drink Festival begins today (Thursday) and will pack the High Street with food, drink and fun for three days.

They’ll be food fayres, appetising demonstrations, a celebration of Rugby’s world-class ale culture and some fantastic, fun family activities. Almost 30 businesses in Rugby are involved, including some of the region’s finest chefs who specialise in food from all over the globe.

On the menu will be gourmet toasties, barbecue baby back ribs, buttermilk fried chicken, paella, wood fired pizza, artisan hot dogs, organic crepes, Thai, Indian, Caribbean, hog roast, vegan and gluten-free food – all freshly cooked, sizzling and full of mouth-watering flavours.

Packed full of delicious and tantalising treats, the two fairs, will offer a great selection of high quality food and drink, from local restaurants, bars, cafes, businesses, farms and producers.

There will also be some locally sourced street food offering good quality honest food at affordable prices that you can trust, cooked in front of you by entertaining, skilful and passionate food artisans.

If that does not tempt you, there are also award-winning cakes, cheeses, meats, fish, fudge, honey, jams, olives, ciders, breads, real ales and lots more. In addition, there’s a pop-up demonstration kitchen, sponsored by Rugby Fitted Kitchens in partnership with Neff built-in appliances. The kitchen, located in the grounds of St Andrew’s Church, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 11am to 3pm, will showcase informative and colourful cookery demonstrations over the three days. For more information on the festival see rugbyfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk, or call (01788) 533217.