Zouk Kicks off the Festival Season with The Great British Food Festival crew at Hardwick Hall

Can it be that time or year already? Air out your tents, scrub down your wellies and get ready to start the festival season with a bang! Actually there is no need for the tent just yet as our first stop on the Zouk tour for 2016 is Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire and it’s a fabulous festival of food rather than a music bash so no camping required just lots of fab things to eat. Here’s our quick guide of what to expect….

The Event
It’s a 3 dayer starting on Friday 30th April and rolling through the bank holiday weekend. Gates open daily at 10am until approximately 5pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The Setting
What can we say it’s pretty magnificent! The festival is set in the extensive grounds of Hardwick Hall near Chesterfield in Derbyshire. The Hall dates backs to the 1500’s and the grounds are so extensive you can even go on a 3 mile trek! Not only can you enjoy the fabulous food and drink at the festival Hardwick also has tones of wildlife, a ruin and the hall to explore.

What’s Zouk Up to…?
We’ll be there every day cooking up an array of delights from our fab Kukoos food trike. Kitted out with a charcoal grill and sizzling hot plate the trike will be preparing Indian kaati rolls and our yummy samosa chaat. Choose from the following kaati roll fillings Chicken tikka, lamb & spinach or our delicious crumbled spicy paneer cheese with peppers and onions. Each kaati roll is served in yummy Kubbas bread and accompanied by salad pickle and a choice of tasty chutney… delicious!

What to look out for…
Organiser, Daniel Maycock gave us the low down: “We really enjoyed last May Bank Holiday weekend here at Hardwick and we are back bigger than ever. We’ve added a BBQ demo area and cooking from a camper demos, as well as even more tasty street food and top producers plus a new Craft and Gift Marquee.’

And if that is not exciting enough…Great British Bake Off fans are in for a real treat as Luis Troyano, Howard Middleton and Sandy Doherty will all be doing demonstrations on the Bake Stage. Plus, Tony Smith finalist of ITV’s ‘BBQ Champ’, will be around all weekend giving out his top BBQ tips and running demonstrations.

If you are a baker you can bag yourself free entry to festival by baking a cake and entering it into the daily Cake Off which is held at 1.30pm each day and rumor has it there is a fantastic prize for the best in show so it’s worth getting your apron on and whipping up something special for the judges.

Lastly budding bakers can learn some new skills at the Kids Cookery Classes which are held every day and cost £3.50 per child. For more info on kids cooking classes check out the website where you can book in advance online or call into the information point when you arrive at the show.

Key info:
Ticket Prices:
£7.50 for Adults (children 13 or over)
£3.50 for Children 5-12 years
£6.50 for OAP’s over 65 years
£20.00 for a family ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children)
Children 4 & under are free and do not need a ticket

You don’t have to have advance tickets so paying on the door is fine but tickets can be purchased in advance if you wish just visit the GBFF website.

For more information on the Great British Food Festival at Hardwick Hall check out the website www.greatbritishfoodfestival.com

We hope to see you there our team will be ready to with lots of tasty food giving you the chance to enjoy a taste of Indian street food freshly prepared at our kukoos trike stall!

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