Tasty tours to form part of Grantham’s Gravity Fields Festival

Food and drink at Gravity Fields 2014
Food and drink at Gravity Fields 2014
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South Kesteven District Council has revealed further details about the upcoming Gravity Fields Festival.

Food is high on the menu with a series of events promoting local producers, exploring 17th century tastes, embarking on a safari supper and joining a festival closing dinner.

Food and drink at Gravity Fields 2014

Food and drink at Gravity Fields 2014

A special evening on Wednesday, September 24, celebrates the science of the traditional Lincolnshire ploughman’s with local food producers and talks on beer, bread and cheese.

Heading the menu at Grantham Guildhall are Fulbeck Bread, Long Clawson Dairy and Oldershaws Brewery with opportunities to sample their produce.

Speakers include Linda Hewett, expert bread maker and inspirational demonstrator from Fulbeck Bread, whose skills include Scandinavian bread making techniques and Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. Oldershaws Brewery, a successful micro-brewery near Grantham, produces bespoke beers such as the St Pancras brew sold in St Pancras Hotel in London. Long Clawson has been making English cheeses for over a century, including award winning Blue Stilton and Leicestershire Red cheese.

Other exhibitors include The Trickling Tap, With Chocolate, The Savvy Company, Grantham Gingerbread, Indulgence Delivered and The Stamford Deli.

Food and drink at Gravity Fields 2014

Food and drink at Gravity Fields 2014

A mystery tour of Grantham’s restaurants is on offer on Thursday, September 25, with Moveable Feast, featuring six Grantham eateries. Enjoy a starter in one restaurant, move to a main course in another and take dessert in a third, with the itinerary to be announced at a launch event at the Angel & Royal Hotel.

The tour, organised by Grantham Civic Society, includes the Angel & Royal Hotel, Eden Wine Bar, Liberty Rose Tea Room, New Era, Pizza Express and the Urban Hotel.

On Sunday, September 28, 17th Century Masterchef at Woolsthorpe Manor turns the clock back to Isaac’s youth, when the rich pickings from the family farm would have nourished not only the family but the local area.

Find out how tasty – or not – foods would have been as part of everyday life as one of Woolsthorpe Manor’s costumed guides demonstrates traditional food.

National Trust volunteers will also be unveiling a new herb bed, reflecting a critical part of rural life in Newton’s day with herbs used by his mother Hannah from cooking to medicine.

Finally, the festival closing dinner on the evening of Sunday September 28 is a chance to join patrons, partners, production teams and festival speakers for a meal at the Angel & Royal Hotel.