TV and Michelin starred chef Simon Rogan of L’Enclume in Cartmel has launched Cumbria’s annual food festival.
The third Taste Cumbria Food Festival, will be held in Cockermouth 29-30 September 2012, and serve up food and drink from over a hundred of Cumbria’s best producers, hoteliers and restaurateurs.
According to organisers, the county’s finest culinary talent, local producers and celebrity chefs will join Rogan to add extra flavour to Cumbria’s produce and offer master classes and teaching skills ranging from fly-fishing to foraging.
Rogan will set up a ‘Pop-up Restaurant’ at the heart of the festival. Currently appearing on BBC screens representing the North West on the Great British Menu, Rogan will be serving festival visitors his signature dishes cooked on the programme.
Many of Cumbria’s restaurants, pubs and cafes are also taking part to make the festival a multi-venue dining event.
The event hopes to see over 20,000 visitors flock to the region over the two days of the festival, which is supported by Jennings, who will be hosting a Cumbrian Beer Festival on site.
Rogan said: “Cumbria is not just a stunning landscape: it also produces some of the finest food and drink in the UK. We have a vast array of talented and creative producers and, with the high demand for seasonality and local food, Taste Cumbria’s offering could not be fresher.”
Festival organiser Mary Houston added “This is Taste Cumbria’s third year and the largest festival yet. It is a wonderful celebration of Cumbrian talent and taste, and we look forward to welcoming residents and visitors to what promises to be the best food festival in the North.”