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Looking for food festivals to visit in March? Here’s our round-up of the best food festivals taking place this month, from a revel of pasties in Cornwall, to natural wine events in London. Check out all of the events, here

World Pasty Championships

Join a revelry of all things Cornish at the Eden Project, where amateur and professional bakers are invited to submit their best attempt at the region’s iconic pasty.

There are two categories up for grabs: the classic Cornish pasty- built with beef, onion, potato and swede- and an’ open savoury’ list where pasties can have most creative satisfyings( such as bacon, brie and chutney, or beef, pork, mozzarella and parmesan ). If you don’t want to enter yourself, go along for the eating instead, filling up on the savory( and no doubt beautifully crimped) bakes before sitting back to experience some live music.

2 March, edenproject.com

Here’s where to munch and drink in Cornwall while you’re there …

Traditional Cornish Pasty Recipe

Mardi Gras at Bayou Bar

Celebrate Mardi Gras in true-blue NOLA fashion at this lively London dive forbid. Tucked into Beeping Broadway Market, Bayou Bar is dedicated to Louisiana grub( spicy po’ boys, gumbo and beef rubble gravy fries ), classic New Orleans cocktails and good times.

On Sunday 3 March and Tuesday 5 March, the Bayou Bar crew will be toasting Mardi Gras with a classic crawfish boil along with their punchy sazeracs, freshening daiquiris and iconic typhoon concoctions. There’ll be live music and there’s even talk of a conga line boogying its nature through the market.

3 March, 5 March, facebook.com/ bayoubarlondon

Bayou Bar Crawfish Boil

Diego Munoz at The London EDITION

Peruvian chef Diego Munoz is embarking on his European safarus this month, from the very beginning of London before pate off to Moscow and Istanbul. Kicking things off at The London EDITION, he’ll create a unique menu in cooperation with Jason Atherton. The dishes are more to be announced, but expect a mixture of Peruvian and Middle east dishes.

4 March, editionhotels.com/ london

Spring Bowhouse Food Weekends

Following on from the success of last year’s menu weekends, Bowhouse market, just outside Anstruther in Fife, is opening its openings for three weekends this spring. The marketplace stimulates and supports regional meat and glas professions so expect farmer stalls backpack with the region’s finest fish, meat, veg and food( Mad Heart Bakery, East Coast Cured and Langoustine the Box among other issues ).

There’s a dedicated street food market more, so dig into mushroom and grilled camembert sandwiches from The Cheesy Toast Shack or Lebanese meatball wrappings with minted yogurt from the Middle East Street Feast.

9- 10 March, balcaskie.co.uk


In London, RAW WINE rectifies up stop for one weekend in March. A gala of natural wine-coloreds, more than 150 artisan growers from across the world will be provided to conversation to- and perceive with- all in one plaza. It’s not all about grapes, either; alongside the wine-colored there’ll be sake and cider on offer, too.

10- 11 March, rawwine.com

Bottles of white, orange and red wine

Eat Jersey Food Festival

Jersey has long been known for its rich dairy display, fine beef and, of course its potatoes, and for one weekend it’s celebrating the island’s finest produce. The Atlantic Hotel will host two incidents, the first of which encounters cooks Will Holland create a five-course feast with the assistance provided by Adam Reid( of Manchester’s The French ), Chris Underwood( head tart chef of Frog by Adam Handling) and Richard Davies( manager cook of Tetbury’s Calcot Manor ). Expect hasselback Jersey Royals with creme fraiche and caviar as well as brawn beignet with burnt apple puree.

The Saturday will see a pop-up restaurant taking place in partnership with London’s Social Eating House. Guests can choose between four-, six- and eight-course menu, with the likes of fresh Jersey scallop, vanilla butter-poached Jersey lobster and Jersey goat’s cheese mousse all featuring.

22- 23 March, theatlantichotel.com

Betty’s 100 th Birthday Celebrations

Celebrating 100 years of this Yorkshire institution, Betty’s is representing emcee to six phenomena throughout the year, from learning to draw fondant imaginations to finding out about its own history of the tearoom order. Elizabeth Barnes and Mardi Jacobs will be kicking things off this month with a talk, sharing narratives about Betty’s from the last century. During a three-course dinner, the pair will talk about the cafes’ record use artefacts rarely indicated. Visit the website to notebook tickets to this and other episodes throughout the year.

27 March, bettys.co.uk

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