Fantastic Food Show 2011

Date: 11/06/11
- Blackburn & Darwen

with chef Nigel Haworth

Thousands of people converged on Blackburn's Ewood Park over the weekend of 11th/12th June. However, they weren't football fanatics - they were foodies - coming to savour the delights of Nigel Haworth's second Fantastic Food Show. 

Created by Michelin-starred Chef and winner of Great British Menu Nigel Haworth, the event celebrates "real, food, real people and real northern hospitality".

The show aims to give northern producers and chefs a showcase which will fill the void left behind by the demise of several other food shows.  Judging by the numbers and the reactions, Nigel appears to have succeeded.

As joint creator with Craig Banccroft of the immensely successful Northcote hotel & reastaurant and the Ribble Valley Inns chain of gastropubs, Nigel certainly knows how to win the hearts of northern food lovers and share that knowledge with others.

Jonny Nelson went along to sample some of the fare on offer and talk to the people involved.