23rd Sep, 2019

Kenilworth Food Festival whets the appetite

Matthew Salisbury 23rd Jul, 2019 Updated: 23rd Jul, 2019

THE AROMA of wild boar burgers mingled with the heady sweetness of chocolate and marshmallow pancakes at the annual Kenilworth Food Festival.

A combination of fine weather and even finer dining brought out townsfolk and visitors in their thousands to what has become a stand-out date in the town’s calendar.

From early in the morning stalls offering a bewildering variety of treats from all round the world took up position in Warwick Road. Organisers say more than 80 different firms were there to offer food, drink and entertainment.

Those who went along could tuck into anything from exotic curries to street food from far-flung corners of the world. For those not looking to grab a bite as they strolled there were stalls specialising in things for the cupboard – unusual chutneys, herbal teas, flavoured honey and artisan cheeses.

And with the temperature rising there was plenty to slake the thirst. Craft beers and organic ciders went down well alongside English wines and summer fizz. There was even the temptation of a gin slush puppy.

As in previous years, the festival atmosphere was helped along by two stages offering music equally as diverse as the food. Many of the town’s smaller traders opted to open up shop to cash in on the influx of visitors.

Photographer Richard Crump was on hand to capture some of the sights.

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