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From 2-5 June, Taste Liverpool. Drink Bordeaux takes places across Liverpool for the most delicious weekend of the year and the programme has been announced!

Running over the 4-day bank holiday Jubilee weekend, the festival will celebrate the city’s famous food and drink culture. From fine dining to street food and everything in between, it will unite the independent restaurants, bars and markets who together create one of the world’s most vibrant food and drink scenes in the UK.

From free family friendly activities including immersive takeovers by leading restauranteurs and chefs, cookery demonstrations, food inspired cultural events and over 50 restaurants taking part to create special festival menus, there is something for the whole family to enjoy. Ticketed events also include the Bordeaux Wine Experience at the stunning Town Hall and The Bordeaux Bar in Martins Bank. 

We’ve listed below some of the programme highlights so you can start planning your trip for Taste Liverpool. Drink Bordeaux.


Official Festival Menus and Venues


Over 50 of Liverpool’s leading restaurants will create special menus as part of Taste Liverpool. Drink Bordeaux. For four mouth-watering days, chefs will inspire guests across a range of culinary themes with each unique menu linked to their restaurant. The public will be able to vote for their favourite menu during the festival with the winning restaurant each in category getting the chance to travel to the world famous Bordeaux Wine Festival and represent the city later in the year. 


Free Chef Demos at The Bombed Out Church all weekend


The iconic Bombed Out Church will play host to chef demonstrations from 3-5 June with chefs and kitchen stars showcasing their incredible skills, with 4 sessions per day. Guests confirmed include Paul Askew (The Art School), Simon Rimmer (Sunday Brunch), Elizabeth Acker (Great British Bake Off), Sarah Mountain (Channel 4’s Snackmasters) and Gabriella Margiotta (Gabriella's Kitchen) with more to be revealed in the coming weeks. All sessions are free and first come, first served – timings for each demonstration will be announced soon.

In between each demonstration the venue will transform into the Kitchen Disco, with DJs performing family friendly sets to get everyone up and dancing.

Find out more about the dates and times for the free chef's demos here. 


Producers’ Market (Location TBC)


Taking place from Thursday 2nd until Sunday 5th June, a thriving city centre market will host many of the city’s artisanal farmers, producers, makers and cultivators, with stalls showcasing the wonderful range of produce and independent craftmanship from the region. 

There’s an abundance of independent traders doing amazing work in the fields and farms around Liverpool, and the Producer’s Market will help bring this to life during the weekend with their wonderful wares available to buy. Details on the traders taking part and locations will be announced soon. 


Bordeaux Wine Tasting Experience


Tickets for the Bordeaux Wine Experience are on sale, which takes place at the palatial Town Hall. French flair will meet Scouse style with a touch of theatre for all to enjoy, blending the classic appeal of the breath-taking building with modern flourishes including a DJ and MC. 

Tickets include six tasting glasses of Bordeaux wine; a complimentary Bordeaux wine glass; entrance to wine masterclasses throughout the day; the opportunity to talk to the world’s finest wine producers. As the only UK city to host the Bordeaux Wine Festival this year, it’s a prestigious honour to continue the partnership with the wine-producing region.

You can get tickets to the Bordeaux Wine Tasting Experience here


Good Tasting Music


To help bring the streets of Liverpool to life during the festival, three performance spaces across the city centre will play host to an eclectic mix of musicians over the 4 days of the festival. For a UNESCO city of music, this will be a tasty lineup keeping everyone entertained from lunch until dinner.


Lunchtime Special


Between 12.00 and 14.00 each day, a series of pop-up performances and family friendly activations will either help build up everyone’s appetites or burn off the lovely lunches. Taking place across Hope Street, Bold Street and Castle Street, more info is coming soon. 


The Bordeaux Bar in Martin's Bank


In what is quite possibly Liverpool’s grandest venue, the Martins Bank will open its doors after being closed to the public for many years. The historic site is a truly awe-inspiring building, like a film set brought to life, and each day through the festival will host a range of affordable Bordeaux wines and fine-dining snacks from The Art School. 

The Bordeaux Bar at Martin's Bank is available to anyone who has a pass for the Bordeaux Wine Experience in the Town Hall. Tickets can be purchased for the Bordeaux Wine Experience here. 


For all festival information our dedicated Taste Liverpool. Drink Bordeaux page here. 


FAQs


When does the festival take place?


The festival takes place from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June across the Queen’s Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend. 


Is Taste Liverpool. Drink Bordeaux festival a free event?


Taste Liverpool. Drink Bordeaux is free to attend but each restaurant, bar and coffee shop will offer different price points for their specific festival menus. 


Is the Bordeaux Wine Tasting Experience a free event?


The Bordeaux Wine Tasting Experience at Liverpool Town Hall is a ticketed event taking place across the weekend. There are four sessions each day and each session is 2 hours long. 

Tickets cost £20.00 per person + £1.50 booking fee and you can purchase your tickets here. 


Is Taste Liverpool. Drink Bordeaux festival family friendly?


Taste Liverpool. Drink Bordeaux festival is a family friendly event with people of all ages welcome. There will be family friendly activities taking place across the weekend with restaurants offering a range of dishes suitable for children. 


Will there be food stalls on the streets of Bold Street, Castle Street and Hope Street?


There will not be any food stalls on Bold Street, Castle Street and Hope Street. Each restaurant, bar or coffee shop will cater for visitors inside their venue or offer takeaway options as part of their dedicated menus. 


Where can I find out which venues are taking place and what menus they have on offer?


All of the official festival venues will be announced shortly on our website with information on each of the menus included. 


How much will the menus cost?


The menus at each venue have a range of price points depending on the menu they are hosting. These can range from drinks, small plates, street food, set menus and tasting menus. See each venue’s menu for more information.


Will I have to book any of the menus at the venues in advance?


We would recommend checking each venue’s website on their booking requirements as the menus vary with each restaurant, bar and coffee shop.


Is the chef’s demo free and do I need to book?


The chef’s demos at The Bombed Out Church are free to attened and do not require any booking. Entrance will be given on a first-come-first served basis to cater for the capacity of the venue. 


How can I travel to Taste Liverpool. Drink Bordeaux festival?


One of the easiest ways to travel to the festival is with Merseyrail. There is easy access to Bold Street from Liverpool Central Station and Castle Street from Moorfields Station. 

You can plan your journey to the festival with Merseyrail on their website here.


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