The Pantiles Food And Drink Festival

May heralds The Pantiles Food & Drink Festival - following up from the successful inaugural event. Attracting around 15,000 visitors last year, this is a ‘must’ for all gourmets - to be held on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May.

TV chef and owner of Thackeray’s restaurant, Richard Phillips is again patron of the event. Hot and cold food, Kent and Sussex wines, beers and juices, local produce and some tasty surprises will be on sale at some 50 market stalls. The event is supported by Produced in Kent and Kent County Council.

As last year, an al fresco demonstration kitchen, constructed on the bandstand, will form the centre-piece of the festival. Chefs already lined up to appear include: Chris Bower and Dan Hatton of the Thackeray's group, Julian Leefe-Griffiths from The Black Pig and Matthew Sankey from Sankeys.

Confirmed chef demonstrations on the bandstand: 
Saturday 19th May: 
12 noon: Julian Leefe-Griffiths - The Black Pig/George & Dragon
1pm: Chris Bower - Thackeray's Group Executive Chef
2pm: Richard Hards - Montrose
3pm: Matthew Sankey - Sankey's

Sunday 20th May: 
12 noon: Dan Hatton - Thackeray's head chef
1pm: Julian Leefe-Griffiths - The Black Pig/George & Dragon
2pm: TBC
3pm: Matthew Sankey - Sankey's 

Meanwhile a programme of demonstrations and talks will be held - details to be announced.