Colmore Food Festival Returns
Organisers have given a taste of what’s to come at one of Birmingham’s most popular summer events as the Colmore Food Festival will be returning to Victoria Square for the eighth time on Friday July 6 and Saturday July 7.
The annual celebration of Colmore Business District restaurants, bars, cafes and hotels attracts more than 30,000 visitors and is hosted by the area’s Business Improvement District (BID) and prides itself on each of the taster dishes costing no more than £4, which means visitors can try the different menu options on offer at more than 30 stalls without breaking the bank.
This year’s Festival will once again feature the culinary skills of Glynn Purnell, owner of two restaurants in Colmore Business District: Purnell’s and Purnell’s Bistro, both of which will be showcased at the Festival, and who has won numerous awards and national accolades for his contemporary fine dining with an eclectic twist. The Michelin-starred chef and TV show host will help officially launch Colmore Food Festival 2018 before hosting cookery demonstrations on the Kitchen Stage.
The Festival will also feature taster dishes and drinks prepared by Business District favourites Opus, The Old Joint Stock, Gusto, Gaucho, Primitivo and Hotel du Vin among many others including new businesses to the District Pinchos, Coffee #1 and Hookway’s, along with Adam’s and Loki wine.
Fringe events connected to the Festival were held in April and May; each intended to celebrate the global cuisines and delicious
drinks now available in Colmore Business District. Glynn said: “Colmore Food Festival is always, without fail, a fantastic event. Everything gets
bigger and better every year – the food, the music and the ambience. This year will be no exception as more fantastic food and drink outlets
continue to move in to the District. I can’t wait to demonstrate at this year’s event, and of course Purnell’s and Purnell’s Bistro and Ginger’s Bar
will both be represented in the stalls; hopefully I’ll get chance to use my sun cream again this year!”
Mike Best of Colmore Business District said: “This year will be the eighth Food Festival that the team at Colmore BID has organised for the city.
“We’re really looking forward to the variety of food and drink on offer from our fantastic venues in the Colmore area of Birmingham. We’ll be joined by Glynn Purnell who is a long-time supporter and friend of the Festival. He will be on stage for three hours on Friday, working with specialists from the indoor markets. we’ll also have a full programme of entertainment including live music, street theatre and live demos on the
kitchen stage. Make sure 6 and 7 July are in the diary!”