Looking for fun foodie events this summer? Why not join the yachties and head down to the gorgeous coastal town of Lymington. With one foot in the New Forest and the other by the sea Lymington is nestled in the heart of Lymington’s sailing scene and is perfect for a weekend getaway.
This year’s Lymington Seafood Festival is gearing up for a weekend of gastronomic delights with over 90 local artisan producers, live music and some of the region’s top chefs in the demonstration kitchen. With its stunning Solent backdrop, Bath Road Park hosts the free two-day festival which takes place on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August and this year is raising money for Sail 4 Cancer.
An estimated 15,000 people attended last August and with an even greater array of seafood stalls set to attend, combined with live music, local gin’s, award winning English sparkling wine Exton Park Vineyard and celebrating their 40th anniversary is Ringwood Brewery who will also be the main event sponsor. Plus, the festival will host many of the region’s leading chefs in the demonstration kitchen.
Led by The Jetty’s Chef Patron Alex Aitken, who will be joined by over fourteen talented chefs including Matt Tomkinson from the Montagu Arms and Chewton Glen’s Luke Matthews. Also appearing in the demo kitchen will be 2016 Masterchef winner Jane Devonshire, something Lighthouse Marketing’s Event Director Domine Nowell is delighted about.
“We’ve worked really hard to attract a fantastic line up of chefs, along with some of the best artisan food and drink producers from across Hampshire and Dorset. With over 85 stands, we’re likely to see more than 250 different dishes including lobster mac n’cheese, scallops, cockle popcorn, soft shell crab, shrimp burgers, oysters…..the list goes on! Plus, we have retained a great selection of art and craft stands for that all important bit of shopping.” Commented Domine.
“It’s also really important to support our festival charity, which this year is Sail 4 Cancer who provide sailing restbite breaks for families affected by cancer. Last year we raise £3,500 for the Blue Marine Foundation, hopefully we can do even better for this Festival.” She concluded.
Parking is available at Woodside Park, about 15mins walk to Bath Road. It’s £5 all day. Post code SO41 8JG. For more information visit www.lymingtonseafoodfestival.co.uk
If you would like to know more about Sail 4 Cancer and the amazing work they do, visit https://www.sail4cancer.org/