Foodies Festival at Kenwood House

I was over the moon to have won tickets for the Foodies Festival thanks to Nanya at Citrus Spice. I invited my mum to come with me and we were blessed with really great weather which helped contribute to an enjoyable day out. It was held at Kenwood House, which was a little way from the tube and was hosted in the grounds of the beautiful building. You could sign up to events that were happening throughout the day, and the sherry with food tasting was quite enticing.
We tried six different Sherrys, from a Fino to a Cream, all paired with different foods. They did seem to get progressively stronger, and they didn't scrimp on the portion size of the taster, so came out feeling a little fuzzy! My favourites were the Tio Pepe (paired with smoked salmon) and Bristol cream with ice and orange.
There were many other drinks to try around the venue including these different gins. I really enjoyed the summer and sweeter damson variety from Sipsmith.
There were also quite a few stalls selling new products. One of my favourites were Crushed, an all natural ingredient fruit drink soon to be available at Waitrose and Ocado. They are aimed at kids, but I think these are perfect to keep in a handbag for a quick snack on the go.
Another thing we managed to try were these fresh Ravioli. I have seen them around in shops but never tried them. We tried a delicious Gorgonzola & crunchy walnut variety as well as a Sun Ripened tomato with olives and mozzarella. Both were served as they came, and wouldn't need a sauce as the filling provides lots of great flavour.
 
And another great product that is currently sold in places like Whole Foods are these Soulful one pot meals. They reminded me of Innocent pots in style, with natural healthy ingredients and boasting plenty of your five a day.
 To finish off the day we visited the tea and cake stall from Vintage Feast. They sold unlimited tea and huge slices of cake, that we couldn't resist. The tea was served in beautiful vintage china and refills were from a tea-cosy covered pot.

 The Foodie Festival is a touring event, so even if you missed out this weekend, there are plenty ore chances to check it out. With lots of great products to try and vast amounts of food stalls, you will be sure to leave full!

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