Star chef, Josh Eggleston opened the Bristol Food Connection Festival recently.
Josh is chef-owner at the renowned Pony and Trap, near Chew Magna. He was one of a panel who spoke at the launch of the festival which included Mitch Tonks.
Josh spoke passionately about local food. He said: “I’m from south Bristol and I’ve cooked here all my life. The south west is the larder of the country, we’ve got it all on our doorstep. The food scene around here is so exciting and it’s getting better all the time.”
Local producers such as Dunleavy wines from Wrington Vale, Wraxall wine growers from Shepton Mallet, Sutton Ridge and Aldwick Court Farm vineyard will bring their vintages and new releases to a wine tasting on Thursday 5th May.
Highlights of the festival include big names like Yotem Ottolenghi and the BBC Food and Farming Awards. As well as celebrities, the festival encompasses markets and free community events aiming to appeal to a diverse audience.
Bristol Food Connections is now in its third year, it goes on until Saturday 7 th May. The festival is produced in partnership with Bristol City Council, the BBC and Great Western Railway (GWR).
Food Connections aims to connect people to all aspects of their food. From how and where it was grown, to who served it, how it tastes, how it makes us feel and the way it brings communities together. To book tickets to the wine tasting or any other event visit www.bristolfoodconnections.com