On August 13, 14 and 15 – Edinburgh’s annual food and drink event, Foodies Festival, joins forces with the Edinburgh Fringe to combine cooking with comedy and Edinburgh Spotlight can’t think of a better combination.
Visitors are treated to a taste of the Edinburgh Fringe as comedians take to the stage in the Chefs Theatre. Fringe funny men including Stephen K Amos, Brendon Burns, Jon Richardson and Tim Vine will join Scotland’s Michelin star chefs to cook their favourite dishes live for you.
Food lovers can take a break from shopping and sampling to enjoy live entertainment from the Edinburgh Festivals Magazine sponsored stage which will showcase award winning Fringe performances including music, dance and comedy.
This year, visitors will get the opportunity to see The Scottish Restaurant Award’s ‘Chef of the Year’ and ‘Restaurant of the Year’ 2010 Geoffrey Smeddle of the Peat Inn; Edinburgh’s beloved Mary Contini of Valvona & Crolla and Tony Borthwick of the Plumed Horse; Glasgow’s favourites Paul Tamburini of Hotel du Vin and Stephen Richmond of Yo! Sushi as well as Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Food Award winner Pete Gottgens of Ardeonaig.
The event also features hands-on food and drink masterclasses with plenty of tasting; over 100 speciality producers and local exhibitors; favourite local restaurants and top bars and a Veuve Clicquot champagne tent, as well as live entertainment and children’s masterclasses.
You can buy tickets now for the Edinburgh Foodies Festival and we are delighted to offer 2 for 1 tickets when quoting foodies241 when booking online or via telephone on 0871 230 5573. Accompanied children under 16 go free!
Suitable for disabled? Yes, it’s on ground level with ramps to the theatre, although some general access will be on grass.