With the festive season nearly upon us, Red Funnel have announced a Christmas Food & Gift Show to be held on the 9th December. Leading on from their highly successful food shows earlier in 2012 Red Funnel are working in conjunction with The Real Island Food Company and Widget Productions to bring Cowes a Christmas event with a difference. In contrast to the previous shows, they will be introducing an extensive selection of local craft stands to compliment the local food exhibitors.
There will be a “Food Theatre” hosted by Isle of Wight radio for visitors to view some of the top local chefs at work, including amongst others our very own Isle of Wight ambassador Robert Thompson. Robert, owner of the Michelin starred restaurant “The Hamrough”, ran a very popular showcase at the previous food shows.
There will be a range of competitions running on the day, with prizes ranging from Ferry Crossings to Christmas Dinners! There will be something for everyone at the event, where you will be invited to enjoy the Christmas ambience with traditional roasted chestnuts, mulled wine, carol singers and a Christmas Grotto!
This event is FREE to attend, and amongst the confirmed exhibitors so far are The Dairy Deli, IoW Espresso Company, Philips Fine Foods, IW Cheese, Rapanui, Sharon Orchard, Real Island Food Company, The Constant Doodler, Calbourne Classics, Wild Island Dressings, Island Ales, Brownrigg Poultry, IW Bacon Company, Hamiltons, Tomato Stall, The Garlic Farm, Nely Verdier, Chris Adams. With more stalls booking each day.