Aylsham Food Festival dinner menu announced

A sumptuous buffet dinner will launch this year’s 3-day Aylsham Food Festival. To be held at Aylsham High School on Friday 1st October, the dinner will be sourced, prepared, cooked and served by students and feature a wide selection of local produce.

Dubbed “A Celebration of Taste”, the dinner’s impressive menu has been announced by the Festival organisers, Slow Food Aylsham, and includes:

Autumn Spiced Pumpkin Soup

Cromer Crab Fishcakes with Green Tomato and Courgette Relish

Served with a selection of hand-made bread rolls and butter


Slow Roast Belly of Pork with a Herb Crust with a Blackberry and Apple Jus

Roasted stuffed Baby Squash with Mrs Temple’s Binham Blue Cheese

Served with a selection of seasonal vegetables
Potatoes à la Maison


Mulled Autumn Berry Terrine with hand-made Vanilla Ice Cream

Lavender infused Custard Tart with warm Chocolate Sauce

Cheeseboard of local cheeses and hand-made Crackers


Coffee and something sweet

Previous Festival dinners have proved to be great success

The meal, which costs just £18.50, will be preceded by a reception with something bubbly to drink and a selection of canapés, while the meal itself will be accompanied by a selection of wines from Aylsham’s twin town, La Chaussée-St-Victor.

Continuing the Taste theme, the Food Festival will continue on Saturday 2nd October with “The Taste Adventure” in Aylsham Town Hall. This free event, running from 10am to 2pm, is aimed at children up to 12 years old who will be invited to identify foods at five different “Sense Zones”: Seeing, Touchy, Noisy, Smelly and Tasty.

For adults there will be a Farmers’ Market in the Market Place while primary school children will also have the opportunity to take part in free Kids Cooking Workshops at the High school, run in association with the national, lottery-funded Let’s Get Cooking campaign.

The ever popular Big Slow Breakfast will provide the finale for this year’s Aylsham Food Festival, taking place as usual in the Town Hall on Sunday morning and costing just £5 for adults and £3 for children under 12.

Tickets for the Celebration of Taste dinner and Big Slow Breakfast will be available at Salad Days fruit & veg stall in the Market Place throughout September.