Thousands are set to celebrate the harvest of sea when the Hastings Seafood and Wine Festival takes place this month.
Plans for this year’s event are already well underway say organisers Hastings Borough Council.
It will be held at the Stade Open Space in the heart of Hastings Old Town, over the weekend of 19 and 20 September.
The festival is a showcase for locally caught fish and seafood and local restaurants and food suppliers.
One of the highlights of this year’s festival will be cooking demonstrations by celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli
Cllr Dawn Poole, the council’s lead member for regeneration commented: “Once again this promises to be a mouth-watering weekend of delicious seafood and wine with stallholders making use of extensive local produce.
“There will be superb live music and street entertainment right through the weekend with the popular jazz breakfast on Sunday and cooking demonstrations given by celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli, a real coup for visitors to the festival.
“Jean-Christophe Novelli will be appearing at the festival on both Saturday and Sunday to deliver six very special cooking demonstrations using local fish and produce and there will be time for a Q&A session after each demonstration.
“This is a rare opportunity to learn and understand the cooking techniques of Jean-Christophe, 5 out of 5 AA Rosette and Michelin award winning chef who has been dubbed ‘the nations favourite French chef’.
“Tickets for each of his demonstration are available from the Hastings Tourist Information Centre and cost £5 each £2 for under 18’s. Ticket price includes the one hour demo, Q&A session plus a free entry wristband for the whole festival weekend, a festival glass and a cookery book – amazing value for money. Tickets are very limited so please be sure to get yours quickly.
“Local jazz legend Liane Carroll will be returning with her band for the Liane Carroll Jazz Breakfast on Sunday morning.
“Tickets are now on sale for this from the Tourist Information Centre at Aquila House, Breeds Place, Hastings priced at £15 for adults and £8. for children under 18.
“Ticket price includes coffee and Danish pastry and entry to the festival for the day.”
Stalls will be offering freshly cooked taster plates while there will a chance to sample a selection of locally brewed real ales and locally produced ciders.
There is a full line-up of live music on both days.
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