Friday, 25 July 2008

Food & Drink Festival

I know I have said this before but there are definitely some good perks to this job, as on Wednesday myself and John were having a meeting with a couple of the lovely people from the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival, which is in September. However rather than meeting in a boring old meeting room, we went to The Arrogant Frog in Hove.

Fortunately it was a gloriously sunny day so we were able to sit in their picturesque garden and had three courses of delicious food, sat in the sunshine talking about ... delicious food! We had three courses (well it would have been rude not too) I started with vegetable soup, followed by Toulouse sausage and mash and finally Iles Flottantes for dessert. Seemingly simple dishes but each packed full of flavour.

Rosario, the owner, is so passionate about food and he has done a grand job at The Arrogant Frog. It is these local food heroes and amazing independent restaurants that the festival is keen to draw people's attention too. It is great that we are starting to attract well known chefs to the city including Carluccio, Zilli and next year Jamie Oliver but we mustn't forget why they want to come here, and that is because of the locals who have already put Brighton & Hove on the map as a foodie destination. So when you are planning your visit don't forget to have a look through our Where to Eat guide to see the variety of restaurants on offer, and try and get down during September to experience the delectable festival :)


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