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Food and Fun at Market Place this August Bank Holiday Weekend

Posted by Admin - Fri 18th August 2017 9.44AM

The one and only Bolton Food and Drink Festival is back for another food extravaganza from August 25th to August.

To celebrate one of the most important food festivals in the country, Market Place, Bolton, will be hosting their very own food event – a long weekend packed full of free events and activities, paying homage to the shopping centre’s Victorian heritage.

You will be able to feast your eyes on a solid chocolate bust of Queen Victoria, created over the four days by an expert chocolatier, an impressive 25 foot loaf and a delectable hog roast with a twist – cut into it, and it’s actually cake!

Keep a look out for Victorian characters in costume – they’ll be entertaining shoppers and handing out delicious treats throughout the event. In addition, a number of restaurants will be handing out tempting treats too.

Amazonia will be giving out ‘penny lick’ ice-creams for a charitable donation and Carrs Pasties will have staff dressed in Victorian dress selling mini pasties.

Café Dolce will have their own Victorian potato merchant stall selling jacket potatoes with a selection of toppings and potato sacks will be filled with fresh scones. Mezzo will also be selling personalised gingerbread men.

Children are invited to join a free cake personalisation class held by the Little Rascals kids’ club on Friday 25th August, and adults can enjoy food demos and an exclusive recipe book signing from renowned local chef, Nick Cullen, between 11am – 2pm on the Saturday and Monday of the event.

There will even be a photographer on hand throughout the day, photographing families and creating Victorian-style masterpieces for visitors to remember the day.

No visit would be complete without a delicious meal in The Vaults, surrounded by original Victorian brick work. Many of the restaurants, including GBK, Prezzo, Pepe’s and Nando’s, will be providing free food samples and special offers throughout the weekend as part of the foodie celebrations and The Bank Restaurant has a specially designed menu for the festival weekend.

Nikki Wilson-Cook, Centre Manager, Market Place says, “We have so many activities for our visitors to enjoy throughout the bank holiday – no one will go hungry, that’s for sure!

"I hope that shoppers enjoy getting a taste for our Victorian heritage – there’s never been a better time to visit the centre’s historic Vaults!”


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