Market Hall Fringe events for Food Festival
Shrewsbury Market Hall is playing host to Food Festival Fringe events on Saturday June 27, ranging from a special breakfast of 'Shropshire on a plate' to Chinese tea tasting and a sausage trail.
The Bird's Nest Café will be serving up a cooked breakfast of 'Shropshire on a plate', with produce sourced from local artisan producers, from 8am to 10am, and staging live music throughout the day.
Vistors will be able to follow a taste trail that weaves its way from traditional butchers and artisan cheeses to handmade cakes and authentic Chinese tea.
The town's first dedicated Chinese tea house will host its informal tea-tasting at 4.30pm, giving people a chance to try out a range of fresh leaf Chinese teas, accompanied by tasting notes and information about traditional chinese tea drinking.
Moli Tea House sources its tea directly from a Chinese tea master whose family have been tea masters and growers for generations.
The market is home to four family butchers, including an organic and special breed specialist and a poultry and game specialist. The oldest company has been going since 1904. All will be serving up tasters of their own-recipe sausages and will have some special Food Festival offers available.
Gluten Free Living will have a range of gluten free cake tasters.
Booking is recommended for the 'Shropshire on a Plate breakfast', by calling The Bird's Nest Café on 01743 600393, and the Chinese tea-tasting, by calling Moli Tea House on 07966 678112.
Other stallholders in the market will be giving special discounts including Risdon and Brown, whose stylish sturdy cotton and denim leather-trim aprons were recently featured in the national press; the Pampered Pineapple which sells quirky handrcafted home and gift accessories and walk-in nail bar Calypso Nails.
The market's award-winning fishmonger and seafood chef Ian Cornall, of Barkworths and Saint Pierre Seafood Bar, will take to the Food Festival cooking demonstration stage, in The Quarry Park at 1.20pm on Sunday June 28, to rustle up a seafood feast. So don't miss him!
Throughout June many of the market's eateries are taking part in the Food Festival Restaurant Safari which allows foodies to enjoy taster dishes for £5 or less.
They include Spanish tapas eatery Café AleOli, serving a tapa taster on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; Moli Tea House, which has a taster lunch menu of Beijing dumplings and Chinese tea; Mayuree's House of Yum, offering a mixed Thai starter at £3 and The Market Buffet with a cake selection, tea or coffee, served Wednesday and Friday afternoons, also £3.
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