Clitheroe food festival is feast of edible treats
2:00pm Monday 6th August 2012 in News
MORE than 15,000 people are estimated to have taken to the streets of Clitheroe for the town’s food festival.
Around 80 food and drink exhibitors set up their stalls on the market car park and ‘Bull Ring’ area to tickle the taste buds of passers-by with street foods and artisan products. Castle Street was also lined with concessions while professional chefs led demonstrations on how to cook some of their specialities.
Among the chefs were: Nigel Haworth, of Northcote in Langho; Victor and Vinny Yu, of Yu and You, in Copster Green; Michael Heathcote, of the Duke of York, in Grindleton; and multi-award winners Maurizio and Cinzia Bocchi, from La Loconda, in Gisburn.
Food critic Matthew Fort, who is on the judging panel of the popular BBC programme Great British Menu and whose family comes from Clitheroe, was also a special guest.
Ribble Valley Council leader Michael Ranson, who is also chairman of the festival organising committee, said everybody had had a great time.
He said: “It was absolutely brilliant, the best event you could possibly hope for.
“Everybody seemed to enjoy it, a lot of people came from all over the place, so it was really good for Clitheroe.
“Organiser Julie Whaller did a tremendous job and deserves a massive thanks.”