Porthleven Food & Music Festival 2014
Porthleven is a proper little foodie haven and their annual Food & Music Fest is a coveted affair, and certainly one not to miss. This year’s Porthleven Food and Music Festival is taking place on Saturday 26th April around the harbour. This year the feasting will be officially opened at 10am by Festival patron and celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson.
The 6th annual festival will be themed ‘Local Food, Global Stage’ and is set to be the most exciting to date, showcasing exotic world flavours, fab music and entertainment.
The 2014 festival theme will pay homage to the Cornish Cousin Jacks who travelled from Cornish shores across the globe to seek their fortunes and make their way in the world. The melting pot of cultural influences can be seen in Cornish cooking today and in places such as Mexico where they still hold an annual pasty festival.
The opening demo in the Chef’s Theatre is by Festival patron Antony Worrall Thompson in ‘Ready Steady Cook’ style in the main marquee. There will also be over 90 food and craft stalls surrounding the harbour with an emphasis this year on world street food. You can enjoy Spanish Churros for breakfast, Japanese Sushi for lunch and Filipino Adobo pork for supper or whatever may take your fancy as you wander around savouring the exotic sights, smells and sounds.
The music offering this year will be an exciting, eclectic mix of the traditional and modern, local and international and will be performed during the daytime on two outdoor music stages situated on the historic harbour side then moving into the main marquee for more bands, revelry and dancing into the night.
There will also be a young person’s festival area with performances, music, art and cooking workshops in a designated marquee with outdoor entertainment, stalls and games to keep the young and young at heart festival goers happy.
This year you can make a whole weekend of it with the fun starting on the night before the main food festival day (Friday the 25th) with a ticket only fundraiser evening in the main marquee featuring a ‘beer festival’ style bar, indoor street food market and music by Jools Holland’s favourite Boogie Woogie pianist Ben Waters and his band. The fun and dancing will carry on for those with the stamina through to Sunday the 27th with a live music day in the main marquee (from 11.30am to 9.30pm) featuring popular local bands, choirs and performers, ‘Spingo’ bar and yet more delicious street food.
Tempted? We are!