Jersey Food Festival: a bite-size guide


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Here's a tasty invitation - spend a week celebrating the island's rich produce from Jersey Royals to Jersey cream. The Jersey Food Festival from the 18th to 26th May is your chance to not only taste some of the island's home-grown produce, but also to go behind the scenes and learn how to prepare and cook like a top chef. Mouth watering yet? Then read on for our tasting guide to the 2013 Jersey Food Festival...

18th May - Atlantic Masterclass and Lunch: Pasta and Truffles
Love pasta? Learn to make your own as Michelin-starred chef Mark Jordan shows you all the tips and techniques you'll need to create your own culinary masterpieces. After your cookery class, it's time for a Food Festival three-course lunch at Ocean Restaurant at The Atlantic Hotel, paired with specially selected wines. Atlantic Masterclass and Lunch: Pasta and Truffles, Saturday 18th May, 11am-3pm, The Atlantic Hotel. Tel: 01534 744101

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19th May - Foodie films at Grand Jersey: Ratatouille and Sunday Brunch
Bring the kids to Grand Jersey for Sunday brunch, and then enjoy a screening of Disney Pixar's 'Ratatouille' in their private cinema afterwards. Price includes brunch in Victoria's Restaurant before the film starts. Brunch can be taken any time from 12:30. Sunday Brunch and Ratatouille, Adults £25, Children £12.50. Maximum 35 people.  Grand Jersey. Tel: 01534 722301

20th May - Jersey Ormer Farm Tour and Tasting
Wild ormers or abalone are found around Jersey's coast, and the Jersey Ormer Farm is the first to attempt breeding the local delicacy, which is one of the world's most valuable seafoods. Take a guided tour of the farm, and taste a few ormers for yourself... Jersey Ormer Farm Tour, adults £5, including ormer tastings. 10am-10.45am, 20th, 22nd and 24th May. Contact Jersey Tourism to book: 01534 448877

23rd May - Super Stylish Wine & Cheese Tasting
Bohemia Restaurant opens its wine cellar for this luxurious wine and cheese tasting event led by Bohemia's highly regarded Restaurant Manager, Dimitri Marqueteau, and expert Sommelier Heiko Elgner. Don't miss it... Wine & Cheese Tasting, The Club Hotel Champagne Suite, Thursday 23rd May, 5.30pm, tickets £30. Booking essential. Contact The Club Hotel or tel: 01534 876500

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24th May - Oyster Walk & Tasting with Jersey Oyster
Find out why Jersey Oysters are so prized by chefs in this guided walk out to Jersey's oyster beds in the bay of Grouville, followed by a chance to taste super fresh oysters at the Jersey Oyster Company. Oyster Walk & Tasting with Jersey Oyster, £16.50. 12pm 24th May or 1.30pm 25th May at Seymour Slipway, Grouville. To book call Jersey Walk Adventures: 07797 853033

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24th May - A Taste of Chocolate & Champagne Afternoon Tea
Soak up the sunshine on Bohemia's Roof Terrace and Outdoor Pool Terrace and indulge in a very special chocolate and Champagne tasting along with an afternoon tea prepared by the Michelin-starred restaurant team. A Taste of Chocolate & Champagne Afternoon Tea, £19.95. 3pm Friday 24th May. Contact The Club Hotel or tel: 01534 876500

24th May - Mixology at Grand Jersey

Learn the tips and tricks of mixology from the team at Grand Jersey's Champagne Lounge at this cocktail-mixing session, and then mix yourself up your very own cocktail with a Jersey twist... Adults, £25 including two cocktails plus bar nibbles, 6pm Friday 24th May. Grand Jersey. Tel: 01534 722301
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24th May - Saffrons Masterclass and Tasting Menu
Meet chef Philippe Maratier and learn how to whip up fusion feasts using local produce at this hands-on cooking class followed by a sommelier-led wine-tasting and a three course Indian-themed dinner in beautiful Saffrons at the Hotel de France. Saffrons Cookery Course and Dinner, £79 from 6.30pm on Friday 24th May. Contact Hotel de France or tel: 01534 614046

25th May - Atlantic Producer Tour & Lunch: Jersey Ormer Farm
Join Michelin-starred chef Mark Jordan on this visit to the new Jersey Ormer Farm, meet the producers and try the rare local seafood for yourself. Then it's back to The Atlantic Hotel for a three-course lunch paired with specially-selected wines. Atlantic Producer Tour & Lunch, £65, 10am-3pm Saturday 25th May. The Atlantic Hotel. Tel: 01534 744101

26th May - Coastal Forage
Explore the coastline along St Ouen's beach with your guide Kazz Padidar, learn to identify edible plants, seaweed and shellfish, and then cook up your foraged finds on a beach fire. A foodie tasting experience not to be missed... Free. 1-3.30pm Sunday 26th May. Kempt Tower, St Ouen. For more details contact Wild Adventures Jersey

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All week: Grand Jersey's Genuine Jersey Afternoon Tea
With the island's Jersey cows renowned for their rich, creamy milk, we think we've found the tastiest way to enjoy it. Grand Jersey's Genuine Jersey cream tea features lashings of real Jersey clotted cream with home-baked scones and Jersey honey cheesecake, and it's served on their sea view terrace. Mmm... Genuine Jersey Afternoon Tea, £14.95, served between 2-5pm during the Jersey Food Festival, Grand Jersey. Tel: 01534 722301

All week: Tassili's Longitude & Latitude of Jersey Menu
Explore the island... with your tastebuds and enjoy this superb menu from Michelin-starred chef Richard Allen constructed from only Jersey produce. From seafood to locally-reared meat right down to the salt, seasoning and stock, every ingredient is grown, caught or produced locally. It's a rather delicious way to get a taste of Jersey. Longitude & Latitude of Jersey, £55 for 3 courses, available Tues-Sat at Tassili at Grand Jersey. Tel: 01534 722301

Discover more about the Jersey Tourism Food Festival by following this link or by picking up a brochure at Jersey Tourism or your hotel.
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