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Thursday, 9 June 2016

Sales of Let’s Eat Glasgow! Restaurant Food Vouchers Open

Let's Eat Glasgow, Gerry's KitchenLet’s Eat Glasgow!
SWG3, Finnieston
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September
Vouchers for the sensational plates which will be served by top city chefs at Let’s Eat Glasgow! this September go on sale today (Thursday 9th June).
Last year advance food vouchers sold-out early. So, event organisers, the Real Food, Real Folk co-operative, urges everyone to buy early to be sure of enjoying delicious plates at the festival which will take place at SWG3 Finnieston on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September.
Over 7,000 visitors from across the country gathered at last year’s inaugural Let’s Eat Glasgow! festival, which is free to enter.
Altogether, the eight Real Food, Real Folk restaurants - Cail Bruich, Crabshakk, Guy’s Restaurant, Mother India, Ox and Finch, Stravaigin, The Gannet and Ubiquitous Chip - served up 10,000 plates of food over the course of the weekend.
Building on the success of the launch event, Real Food, Real Folk has grown the size of the fiesta of food to include guest restaurants as well as more food and drink producers and social enterprises in the pop-up market.
Guest restaurants for this year’s event include Café Gandolfi, Martha’s, Hanoi Bike Shop and Eusebi’s.
Visitors will enjoy restaurant food at festival prices with plates priced at £5 once again. There will also be a number of plates priced at £7.50 and £10.
Vouchers are available for either Saturday or Sunday and valid for that day only. Those planning to visit the restaurants on both days should ensure they purchase vouchers for both days.
The full restaurant line-up and restaurant menus will be announced soon.
To purchase food vouchers please visit www.letseatglasgow.co.uk

Field to Fork – Festival Highlights
Free to enter, Let’s Eat Glasgow! will take visitors on a journey from field to fork.
Once again the former Customs and Excise tobacco bond, SWG3, will be transformed into a bustling market.
Highlights will include the restaurant zone and a colourful pop up market.
The market will feature the cream of food and drink producers from across the West of Scotland as well as exciting social enterprises taking an innovative approach to improving access to good food across the city.
The market showcase will feature all categories of produce, from oysters, venison and rare breed pork, cheeses and artisan breads through to locally produced spirits and craft beers and delicious chocolates and ice creams.
An entertaining and inspirational cooking demonstration programme over the weekend will bring together guest chefs and celebrities.
Alex Norton, perhaps most well-known for playing DCI Matt Burke in Taggart, will be back again for a two-hander with Guy Cowan. The full demonstration programme will be announced soon.
A livestock display will encourage people to think about where good food comes from and how much of it is available on their doorstep.
Bars will serve a range of craft beers, spirits and wines and visitors can eat to the beat throughout the weekend with a jumping programme of live music.
To purchase food vouchers please visit www.letseatglasgow.co.uk

Social at Heart
The members of Real Food, Real Folk, Cail Bruich, Crabshakk, Guy’s Restaurant, Mother India, Ox and Finch, Stravaigin, The Gannet and Ubiquitous Chip, came together in late 2014 to find innovative, fresh and compelling ways to turn everyone on to great locally sourced food and drink and help everyone gain access to it.
Let’s Eat Glasgow! is believed to be the UK’s first major food and drink festival with a deeper social purpose at heart.
The not for profit co-operative members donate their time and skills to the weekend-long fiesta of food with many of the ingredients also donated by their suppliers.
This year, the like-minded guest restaurants will also gift their time with all food sale profits going into Real Food, Real Folk fundraising.
Social enterprises working to improve access to good food across the city are given free stand space at the event to sell produce and raise awareness of their activity amongst a wider audience.
Funds raised through the event will be distributed amongst participating social enterprises and others working to improve access to good food across the city.
Over 1,000 food vouchers for the restaurant plates at the festival will also be donated to foodbanks, social enterprises and charities in Glasgow like last year.
Real Food, Real Folk members gift their time throughout the year supporting local community groups through mentoring, skills training and volunteering.
Keep up to date and join the conversation at:
Facebook: LetsEatGlasgow
Twitter: Letseatglasgow

Photography courtesy of Herald & Evening Times

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