Feast of attractions at Holkham Slow Food festival

The Lady Elizabeth Wing at Holkham Estate.
The Lady Elizabeth Wing at Holkham Estate.

A day of food, talks and cookery demonstrations will take place at Holkham Hall in April during the first Slow Food Anglia Festival.

The event on Saturday, April 8, will showcase some of the finest produce across East Anglia and will be followed in the evening by a Sagra feast for up to 200 guests.

The daytime festival will be held in the Lady Elizabeth Wing, launched last year as a leading contemporary events space following extensive refurbishment.

Between 10am and 5pm up to 26 producers and street food traders will be displaying their artisan products with some giving talks and demonstrations.

The Sagra feast, starting at 7pm, will have a menu specially prepared by new catering company Bite the Bullitt, of Norwich, specialists in traditional cookery methods on charcoal and wood

The Sagra, an Italian festival dedicated to local food, is set to promote less well known producers, meats, cheeses, bread, vegetables and other produce of the region.

This year the menu will feature native oysters from Colchester along with ingredients including Red Poll beef from Camcattle in Norfolk and Baron Bigod raw milk cheese from Fen Farm, Bungay.

Slow Food, originally founded in Italy in the 1980s, is a global movement with more than 300,000 members and two million supporters worldwide. Promoted as an alternative to fast food, it strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine.

The day event is free, but a £3 charge for parking at Holkham applies. To buy a ticket for the evening dinner visit www.slowfoodanglia.org