BITE FESTIVAL 2014 - 1 February to 9 February

The BITE Festival 2014 is a week of food markets, fascinating talks, masterclasses, tastings, lunches and dinners with celebrity chefs, taking place at various locations across the beautiful Cotswolds. BITE is unmissable for all 'real' food lovers.

I can only give my readers a 'taste' or a 'Bite' of BITE's events, but there is certainly something for all ages. Here are some of the best:

Saturday 1 February 
  • Artisan Food Market - Market Hall, Chipping Camden, 10am to 4pm, free admission
  • Mad Hatters Tea Party  - Burford Garden Centre, 3pm to 5pm, adults: £25, kids: £15
Sunday 2 February
  • Afternoon Tea with Claire Clarke MBE - Lower Slaughter Manor, 3pm to 5.30pm, £25
  • An evening with Matthew Fort and Mr Trotter's - Cotswold House Hotel, 7.30pm, £65 for 4 course meal including wine.

Monday 3 February
  • Patisserie masterclass with Claire Clarke MBE - Cotswold House Hotel, 10.30am, £20 

  • Masterclass with Steve Brown, Head Chef Daylesford Cookery School - Cotswold House Hotel, 2.30pm, £25
Tuesday 4 February
  • Waitrose Good Food Guide lunch with David Everitt and Liz Carter - Le Champigon Sauvage, Cheltenham, 12.30pm, £60 
  • Sweet Things masterclass with Annie Rigg - Cotswold House Hotel, 2.30pm, £25 
 Wednesday 5 February
  • Literary lunch with Arabella Weir (The Fast Show) 'The Real Me Is Thin' - Noel Arms Hotel, Chipping Camden, 12.30pm, £22.50 including 2 course lunch and wine
  • An Evening with Antony Worrall Thompson - Wood Norton Hotel, Evesham, 7.30pm, £45 including 4 course meal including wines

Thursday 6 February
  • The Art of Blending Tea masterclass with Edward Eisler of Jing Tea - Cotswold House Hotel, 10.30pm, £10
 Friday 7 February
  • Children's Tea Party With Hats and Bells - The Noel Arms Hotel, Chipping Camden, 3.30pm, £15 per child
  • Champagne Dinner with Piper Heidsieck - Cotswold House Hotel, 7.30pm, £75 for 5 course meal including champagne 
 Saturday 8 February
  • Cotswold Beer Safari - The Ebrington Arms, 8.30pm to 5.30pm, £49 to include a tour of two breweries, lunch and tastings
  • Fanny and Johnnie Cradock cook the Great American Songbook -Cotswold House Hotel, 7.30pm, £45 including a 2 course meal

The full programme is available at:

Book today, so you don't miss out - I have!


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