First food festival branded success

The inaugural Buxton Food Festival at the Pavilion Gardens on Friday has been hailed a roaring success.

More than 20 stalls tempted the town’s taste buds selling culinary delights from all over the world, including Indian curries, Italian pizza, Spanish paella, Thai pies, Japanese sushi, African cuisine, as well as cakes, ice cream and Buxton-brewed beer.

Buxton Food and Drink Festival

Buxton Food and Drink Festival

The event, which was the brainchild of Maxine Pearson, was organised and funded by Buxton Pavilion Gardens.

Maxine, of Maxine’s Mobile Pizzas, said: “It was fantastic. A lot of stalls sold out, the music was great and it was a lovely atmosphere.

“It was absolutely brilliant. Lots of people kept coming back for more. All the traders said they had a good time and we were very lucky with the weather.”

Christine Marrison, marketing and events coordinator at the Pavilion Gardens, said: “What a fantastic night! With over 30 stalls selling food from around the world and a good selection of local beer, cider and vodka it was a great success.

Buxton Food and Drink Festival, Anthony Golden carving a roast pig

Buxton Food and Drink Festival, Anthony Golden carving a roast pig

“The promenade was full of people and it looked like the whole of Buxton came down to enjoy the sunshine and join in the fun. The friendly atmosphere of the whole event was great and was enjoyed by both adults and children of all ages.

“Many positive comments have been received from the public and stall holders saying how well the evening went and how much people are looking forward to the next one!”

Buxton Food and Drink Festival, Anthony Golden carving a roast pig

Buxton Food and Drink Festival, Anthony Golden carving a roast pig

Buxton Food and Drink Festival, Charlotte Whittle of End of the Rainbow Cupcakes

Buxton Food and Drink Festival, Charlotte Whittle of End of the Rainbow Cupcakes