Best of Cornish at St Ives

Members of the festival steering committee

Preparations are well under way for celebrating the best of Cornish produce at the first St Ives Food and Drink Festival  in June.

The event will run from June 14 with a number of daily events in some of the town’s bars and restaurants, building up through the week to the main Festival weekend on June 19 and 20.

It is hoped that food and drink producers from across west Cornwall will take part, along with cooking demonstrations, recipe ideas and a range of food and drink related events at locations throughout the town.

One of the festival organisers, Graham Buckley of Mercury PR, explained: “St Ives has such a strong focus and reputation for the quality and diversity of its food and drink, that it is recognised as a culinary hotspot in Cornwall. We are also lucky in that there are a wealth of fantastic food and drink producers in this part of Cornwall and believe St Ives is a fantastic setting for a food and drink festival.

“We hope as many food and drink related businesses in the town, combined with the events, the producers and the setting will attract people locally, regionally and in some cases from further afield to the town.”

Organisers now want to hear from every bar, restaurant, café and food retailer in and around the town who would like to have their details placed on the food and drink trail and on the Festival website or have ideas for events, in addition to any food and drink producers who would like to take part in the Festival.

For more information on the St Ives Food and Drink Festival contact Mercury PR on 0845 603 8456.