If you love food, music and of course a wee drink or two – this is the festival for you!
Located at the Assembly Roxy, food and drink vendors set up camp for the weekend. On offer were a range of different street foods such as steak, lobster, dirty fries and cakes. A food lovers heaven.
Surprise, surprise, Russell and I were the first 2 through the door of the Sunday afternoon session.
We focused mainly on the alcohol. Russell was manly with his pints of lager from Stewart’s Brewery and Fyne Ales while I drowned in prosecco cocktails and champagne (thanks to JoJo!) One of the cocktails I drank for the Pop Up Cocktail Kitchen had a ham crisp floating in which was weirdly nice!
To line our stomachs we munched on black pudding and smoked potato pakora from Bruadair, which was amazing. For £5 it was a generous portion and had the perfect amount of heat for someone who usually avoids anything with a bit of spice. I have actually been craving these since.
Throughout the sessions (4 in total) games such as Blind Date and Catch Phrase were running. Russell and I took part in a pub quiz ran by Goose’s Quizes – we came last. To be fair the questions were tricky. I shall be scrubbing up on my general knowledge before taking part next time. Why couldn’t there have been a Mcfly round? Russell was also entered into a chicken wing contest. Sadly he never won and missed the opportunity of a free pint!
Classic movies where also being shown and music was played in the main hall which changed decade every hour. When buying your ticket you could request a song or tweet the DJ on the day. I asked for ‘Call Me Al’ by Paul Simons as that usually guarantees a boogie.
Tickets started at £5 with food and drinks not included. Fancy dress was encouraged and so was dancing to warm you up.
It was a great day for foodies and I have everything crossed it runs again next year!