Jersey Food Festival 2012

Jersey Food Festival 2012

Events & Foodie Festivities Announced

The Jersey Food Festival 2012 will be taking place between 19th and 27th May, with local producers, chefs, and food retailers showcasing the very best the Jersey has to offer. Now in its second year, the focus of the festival continues to be on Jersey’s trinity of superb home-grown produce: shellfish, dairy produce, and the humble Jersey Royal potato.

The festival will draw upon all walks of Jersey foodie life throughout the week, from tours of local farms and Michelin-starred meals to the big food fair and a cider and sausage evening in a local apple orchid. A glance at the festival programme will show off the wide range and diversity of food specialities on offer across the island and in the surrounding waters; visitors and locals will have their taste buds tingled by local cider, lobster, oysters, pork, sausages, wine, chocolate, and cheese, to name just a few!

Saturday 19th May

  • Farm & craft market – St. Aubin
    9am – 1pm
  • Smallholders session – Field Farm, St. Lawrence
    9am – 1pm
  • Atlantic Hotel producer tour with Mark Jordan & Stephen Labey
    11am – 2.30pm
  • Jersey Food Fair – Elizabeth Marina
    11am – 8pm

Sunday 20th May

  • Tour & tasting at Jersey Ormer Farm
    10am – 10.45am
  • Jersey Food Fair – Elizabeth Marina
    11am – 6pm

Monday 21st May

  • Hens have never been happier food trail
    10am – 5pm
  • Oyster trail and tasting
    2pm – 4pm
  • Behind the scenes tour, wine & chocolate tasting – La Mare Wine Estate
    3.30pm – 5pm
    Festival Highlight: La Mare’s winemaker, Daniel De Carteret, guides you through their award-winning wines and liqueurs, all made from locally grown produce. Finish the tour with a taste of La Mare’s sumptuous chocolates and truffles.
  • Coffee masterclass with Cooper’s Coffee
    5pm – 7pm
  • Liberation Ale brewery tour
    7pm

Tuesday 22nd May

  • Jersey Dairy & Trinity Manor Farm tour
    9.30am – 11.30am
    Festival Highlight: A great opportunity to view Jersey Dairy’s operation and view their world-famous products being made, including Jersey milk, butter, cream, cheese, and ice cream. After the dairy tour, you’ll have a chance to meet the farm manager at Trinity Manor, as well as the beautiful Jersey cows that provide our incredible milk.
  • Greve to Grantez, with a L’Etacq limpet & sea vegetable lunch
    9.30am – 3pm
  • Atlantic Hotel producer tour with Mark Jordan – Faulkner Fisheries
    11am – 2.30pm
  • Longueville Manor garden tour & lunch
    11am
  • Tour of Cooper’s Coffee
    2pm – 3pm
  • Wild vegetables of the ocean – Edible seaweed walk with Jersey Walk Adventures
    2.30pm – 5.30pm
  • Behind the scenes tour, wine & chocolate tasting – La Mare Wine Estate
    3.30pm – 5pm
  • Jersey produce dinner at Castle Green Gastropub
    7pm

Jersey Food Festival 2012

Wednesday 23rd May

  • Water water everywhere food trail
    10am – 5pm
  • Jersey ormer farm tour & tasting
    10am – 10.45am
  • Behind the scenes tour at Channel Islands Bakery
    11am – 1pm
  • Atlantic Hotel producer tour – Classic Herd
    11am – 2.30pm
  • Liberation Ale brewery tour
    12pm
    Festival Highlight: Meet the folks who brew the beers and witness the magic happen. Liberation ales have been brewed in Jersey for more than a century, giving locals a Jersey beer to be proud of.
  • Jersey Royal tour of Albert Bartlett Pack House
    2pm – 3.30pm
  • Jersey sustainable fish supper at The Crabshack
    7pm
  • Cider and sausages at The Elms
    7pm

Thursday 24th May

  • Visit to Jersey Dairy & Trinity Manor Farm
    9.30am – 11.30am
  • Georgian Event – 16 New Street
    11am – 4pm
  • Atlantic Hotel masterclass and lunch with Mark Jordan
    11am – 2.30pm
  • An audience with Andrew Baird, Longueville Manor Hotel – followed by lunch
    11am – 1pm
  • Open day with the Chilli Kitchen
    12pm – 7pm
  • Cooking up a storm with Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen & students from Highlands College
    6.30pm
  • Super stylish wine and cheese tasting at Bohemia Restaurant
    6.30pm
  • Seafood supper with local fishermen at Wheatlands Gastropub
    7pm

Jersey Food Festival 2012

Friday 25th May

  • Classic cattle, classy wines food trail
    10.15am – 4.30pm
  • Royal rewards – RJA&HS
    11am – 1pm
  • Georgian event – 16 New Street
    11am – 4pm
  • Atlantic Hotel chocolate masterclass & afternoon tea
    2pm – 5pm
  • Jersey Royal tour of Albert Bartlett Pack House
    2pm – 3.30pm
    Festival Highlight: This tour shows you how the multitude of Jersey Royal potatoes are harvested, washed, prepared and packed, ensuring the Jersey’s premier export hits the shelves in the freshest and tastiest condition possible.
  • Champagne and Jersey Royal Oysters on the roof terrace at Bohemia Restaurant
    4pm ’til late

Saturday 26th May

  • Food & craft market – St. Aubin
    9am – 1pm
  • Jersey ormer farm tour & tasting
    10am – 10.45am
  • Genuine Jersey afternoon tea at The Grand Jersey
    2pm – 5pm
  • Hotel de France producer tour & dinner in Saffrons Restaurant
    3pm – 10pm
  • Jersey seafood paella night at the Radisson Blu Hotel
    From 6.30pm

Sunday 27th May

  • Vintage afternoon tea – Coronation Park
    From 3pm
  • Food at the flicks – Jersey Arts Centre
    10am – 10pm

The full Jersey Food Festival programme can be viewed online here.

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