A FULL programme of events has been announced for the first Goring and Streatley Food Festival.
The event, which will take place on the weekend of September 12 and 13, includes a series of workshops and competitions.
Adults can enter chilli and spaghetti-eating races at the Catherine Wheel pub, a guess the ingredients quiz at Pierreponts café and pancake-tossing and cocktail-making contests at the Miller of Manfield restaurant, all in Goring. There will be a bake-off for all ages and a lollipop hunt, egg and spoon races and cupcake decorating for children on Goring?s Rectory Garden. Meanwhile, The Bull in Streatley will host a barrel-rolling competition.
Culinary demonstrations will be given by Miller of Mansfield owner Nick Galer, Varsha and Munni Patel, of Westholme Stores in Goring, Nigel Levy, of Goring Village Butcher, and chefs from Masoom?s Tandoori and the Catherine Wheel. These will take place at Goring village hall. Entry is free but there will be collections for homelessness charity Crisis.
Masoom?s, Pierreponts, the Catherine Wheel, the Bull and the Miller of Mansfield will offer themed menus, as will Rossini at The Leatherne Bottel and the John Barleycorn in Goring and The Swan at Streatley.
There will be live music at The Swan, apple pressing at the John Barleycorn and a beer and cider festival at The Bull. Local farmers will sell produce at several venues and there will be refreshments at Goring village hall.
The festival is being organised by writer Michelle Brachet and photographer Shannon Lee Robinson, who live in Goring.
For the full line-up, visit www.goringstreatleyfoodfest.co.uk
• Volunteers are being sought to help run festival events throughout the weekend. Anyone who can help should email firstname.lastname@example.org