10 Things Not To Miss
With a packed programme of events, we’re all set for a unique weekend feast of food and fun spreading right across Truro. Here’s our guide to the ten things not to miss when you visit us in the city…
1. Bagging front row seats in the Chef’s Theatre, presented by St Austell Brewery. Although all daytime events are free, a Gourmet ticket gives you entry to all three evening music sessions as well as a priority VIP seat in the front rows of the Chef’s Theatre where you can watch top chefs including Jack Stein, MasterChef winner Irini Tzortzoglou and food writer Romy Hardeep Gill MBE.
2. Settling in for foodie talks on the Boscawen Stage, supported by Cornish Mutual Insurance. Learn about foraging with Wild St Ives, butchery with the Urban Butchery , coffee with Origin Coffee, fish filleting time My Fish Kitchen and more with some of Cornwall’s top producers, suppliers and foodie personalities, including a series of talks from Independent Women in the hospitality industry.
3. Dancing the night away to some fantastic evening music acts in The Truronian pop-up venue. Friday is funk and disco night, featuring Mr Deluxx with support from Tribo Groove. Saturday is an upbeat party night featuring the amazing sounds of Daytoner Live, supported by the Andy Quick Band and Hockeysmith. And on Sunday there’s blues and jazz with Russell Sinclair and the Smokin’ Locos, Smokey’s King Shufflers and the amazing vocal talent that is Rue with her Band.
4. Setting off around the Truro Food Trail, in partnership with Cornish Orchards. From tastings to offers and deals on food purchases, there’s a host of venues offering workshops and special promotions.
5. Tasting your way around the Cornish Food Hall, sponsored by Great Western Railway and featuring the very best food and drink from across Cornwall. A passionate bunch of suppliers are on hand to chat about local food and how it’s made. Leave plenty of room for some gourmet street food from the bustling stalls around Lemon Quay and Boscawen Street.
6. Popping into Prime Truro and joining guest baristas to find out what makes specialty coffee so special and the best ways to brew at home. (2pm, Sat 28 Sept).
7. Making a beeline for the free chocolate tasting workshops at Hotel Chocolat. Here you’ll learn about the process for making chocolate as well as exploring different cocoa percentages from 36% white chocolate all the way to 100% dark chocolate.
8. Hopping over to the Wig and Pen for a Ladies Beer & Food tasting night, hosted by trainee beer sommelier and St Austell Brewery beer brand marketing manager Laura Hicks.Sample five beers, each expertly paired with a mini food match. (7pm, Friday 27 Sept).
9. Chatting to Romy Hardeep Gill MBE as she signs copies of her new book, Zaika, which is packed with vegan recipes from across India, accompanied by beautiful illustrations and personal anecdotes. Romy will open our Chef’s Theatre at 11am on Friday and she’ll be signing books afterwards in Truro Waterstones from midday.
10. Enjoying free music afternoons on the Boscawen Stage, supported by Cornish Mutual Insurance. A packed line-up of talented musicians from lunchtime until 8pm every day. Artists include choirs, bands and soloists including Bailey Tomkinson, the Culdrose Mlitary Wives, True Foxes, Skye-Anna and the Pirates of Piran.