Get ready to indulge in a feast for the senses as TASTE Salisbury, our historic city's premier food and drink festival, returns for its third year from 28th September to 1st October 2023. With a line-up of exciting events and renowned personalities, this year's festival promises to be bigger and better than ever before.
The festival will kick off on Thursday 28th September with the highly anticipated and much-loved Giuseppe Dell'Anno, winner of The Great British Bake Off 2021. This "Britalian" baker, engineer, and author will showcase his love for delicious food, using local ingredients to create mouth-watering recipes live. Also on this evening, why not join local artist, Edward Scott, for a foodie inspired life drawing class in the splendour of the Guildhall’s Banqueting Hall.
The following evening, on Friday 29th September, you will be spoilt for choice with Rums & Drums in the TASTE Marquee, a Book & Pudding Club at The Wood Bar, and a scientific food sensation in the Guildhall... Join us for an extraordinary night of sensory exploration at 'Sound Bites & Sonic Seasoning' with Professor Charles Spence from Oxford University. Discover the fascinating connection between sound and taste as you sample wine alongside surprising sounds. This is an incredible, unique event not to be missed!
Not all the fun is evening-bound, for daytime activity seekers, look no further than our wide range of workshops, activities, walks and trails. There’s so much to do including: a table scaping workshop with Casa Fina, a cookbook binding workshop at Fisherton Mill, Herb & Foraging Walks starting at Five Rivers Leisure Centre, as well as a whole host of free activity on at Salisbury Library.
On Saturday 30th September the Guildhall Square will be taken over by an incredible City Beer Festival, as well as our amazing TASTE Marquee featuring some amazing foodie names. Lorna Cooper, founder of the 'Feed Your Family for Around £20 a Week' Facebook community, is joining us on the Saturday to share her expertise on budget-friendly cooking, minimising waste, and creating delicious meals. This is a FREE event, kindly sponsored by Central Fruits, that requires a pre-reserved ticket. Also joining the jam-packed TASTE Saturday, is Omari Mcqueen, CBBC star and viral sensation. At just 15 years old, Omari is a renowned vegan chef, author, and TV personality. Join him as he prepares delicious dishes using local ingredients and shares his inspiring journey.
Sunday 1st October promises the return of the super popular Foodie Sunday: an all-day food and drink extravaganza featuring a fantastic array of local food producers and suppliers. Get inspiration for your future cooking creations with fab food demos, tastings, and local chefs at the demo kitchen stage. Fancy some live music? Visit the music stage showcasing great local live performances throughout the day. Why not wow the city with your bakes and creations as part of the Great Salisbury Bake Off too?
Joining the day NEW for 2023 we have Gritchie Brewing Company, eating competitions & challenges, and smaller portions available for smaller tummies*. Celebrate the culmination of four days of foodie fun with this great gastronomic event for all the family!
But that's not all! TASTE Salisbury 2023 promises a whole array of offers, extra events, and food specials to be announced as the festival draws closer. From pop-up workshops and live demonstrations to foraging walks and live music, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Stay tuned for more updates on the official home of all things TASTE 2023: Experience Salisbury.
To be a part of this culinary extravaganza, make sure to book your tickets early. Don't miss your chance to experience the tantalising flavours and vibrant atmosphere of TASTE Salisbury 2023.
Visit www.experiencesalisbury.co.uk/what-s-on/taste-salisbury-2023 to explore the events, secure your place and prepare for an unforgettable gastronomic journey.
*Children’s portions only available at certain stalls and if purchased alongside an adult portion.
📷 Photography by Ash Mills