Lymington Sea Food Festival
Looking for the best fun foodie events this summer? Why not join the yachties and head down to the glorious coastal market town of Lymington for their annual seafood Festival. With one foot in the New Forest and the other by the sea Lymington is nestled in the heart of Lymington’s sailing scene making it the perfect weekend getaway so it’s unsurprising that Lymington was recently voted one of the UK’s Top ten places to live.
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 and Hampshire resident Jane Devonshire.
With some of the best artisan food and drink producers from across Hampshire and Dorset you’ll be able to sample from more than 250 different dishes including lobster mac n’cheese, scallops, cockle popcorn, soft shell crab, shrimp burgers, oysters….and many more! Plus, a great selection of marine related local art and craft stands for that all important bit of shopping.
The Festival will again receive the support and partnership of Go New Forest, together working to showcase the New Forest as one of the UK’s leading holiday destinations.