Every weekend offers up a major public foodie event, including the centrepiece ‘Big Sussex Market’ on September 10-11 by the Royal Pavillion, with an exciting Live Food Show with chefs demos.
Sussex will also show off its world-beating bubbly at the Champagne and Sussex Sparking Wine Festival on September 25 at Hotel du Vin.
Every weekend, Sussex Gourmet tours are on offer, with a guided tour of local producers in the stunning Sussex Downs countryside – hop on the vintage bus to discover the provenance of some of the best produce Sussex has to offer – but do book ahead.
Families can also enjoy the ‘Sussex and the World Market’ by the sea on Hove lawns on September 24, running alongside the Children’s Food Festival, with lots of foodies fun for kids.
Lots of other ticketed events and special festival menus are on offer across the city, including ‘Make your Case’, giving local vintners six minutes to argue why their chosen wine is the best (£15 max per bottle), on September 9 – limited tickets available so get in their quick.
As the festival comes to an end, Brighton Oktoberfest toasts the awards with a showcase of the best Sussex beer and continental beers available from Friday 30 September – Sunday 2 October (ticketed) before the festival curtain closes with the Brighton & Hove Foodie Awards 2011 ceremony in the ballroom of Pub du Vin.
For more information see http://www.brightonfoodawards.com/