6th - 14th September 2013
A Taste of Angus is a celebration of the county's fantastic produce and producers. It gives you a chance to try the freshest, local, quality food from our range of producers, restaurants and businesses. The festival aims to not only raise awareness of the quality and variety of Angus food and drink but also to encourage us to support local businesses, to reduce food miles and to appreciate the benefits of fresh, seasonal, local produce. Download the A Taste of Angus Events Programme
The Festival is celebrated with a range of activities from tastings to special events, from sixteen local restaurants featuring local produce on their menus to chef demonstrations.
Events during the Festival include:
Visit the Taste of Angus stand in the food hall where we will be giving away tastings of delicious Angus produce including Forfar Brides, Arbroath Smokies, jams and preserves and soft fruits.
Support Angus Farmers' Market resident chef Hayley Wilkes at the cookery demonstration which takes place on Sunday 8 September. Hayley will be demonstrating how to create an Arbroath Smokie Risotto. Download the recipe and try it for yourself.
Find a wide range of the best local produce from the area at this tradtional Farmers' Market in the High Street, Montrose from 9am - 1pm.
George Marshall from the Alba Catering Company, will be giving a cookery demonstration on the day as well as some essential cookery tips. Come aong and see what you can do with some of the county's finest fresh produce.
Visit the selection of local restaurants and experience A Taste of Angus. Using a range of locally sourced produce, these restaurants have devised menus with the freshest high quality local produce and are well worth a visit for some tasty seasonal dishes.
Download the events guide for full list of participating restaurants.
Come along to the Festival's main event at the Farmers' Market at the Mart, Forfar from 9am - 1pm.
The Market will be even bigger with over 30 stallholders showcasing a variety of tasty local produce. There will be a special area for children with food related activities to keep them busy, a programme of chef demos, recipe ideas and tips as well as competitions to enter.
||A braw bowl o'porridge demonstration by Sandy Gray, Aberfeldy Oatmeal.|
||Sam Chalmers, Angus Young Chef of The Year, The Drovers Inn|
Sam will be cooking a fabulous three course menu using fresh local produce featuring pork, seasonal vegetables and fresh berries.
||Wee Cookies children's cookery demo by Chef Hayley Wilkes|
A fun activity for kids to get involved, join in and learn how to cook with Hayley. It might get messy, so aprons will be provided!
||Can't Cook, Won't Cook style cookery demo|
Chef Hayley Wilkes will be going head-to-head against Chef George Marshall along with two of Radio Tay's very own DJ's - Drivetime presenter John Milne and Breakfast presenter Stuart Webster. Using local produce bought from the market stallholders, each team will deivse and cook a menu on the spot, with the audience deciding the winner.