When: From 21st April 2015
Where: York, North Yorkshire
£: Tickets cost £140 per person (includes meals and refreshments, expert guides and transport).
What is it?
Yorkshire Food Finder is giving food lovers the chance to ‘eat behind the scenes’ in the city of York when it launches a new one-day trail this April.
Hubbed around Andrew Pern’s The Star Inn the City, the York trail, Treks in the City, will offer foodie fans the chance to delve into the gourmet nooks and crannies of the historic city like never before. The trail will peak at York’s best artisan food producers and give visitors the opportunity to get hands-on making chocolate, baking bread and blending coffee.
Launched to coincide with English Tourism Week – and backed by Visit York – Yorkshire Food Finder’s metropolitan taste trail kicks off in mid-April. There will be visits to Guppy’s Chocolates and Puckett’s Pickles as well as a chance to make artisan loaves with Phil Clayton, of the Real Bread Campaign, at his Haxby Bakehouse. Participants will also learn how to roast coffee at York Coffee Emporium, at Nether Poppleton, and enjoy a fabulous feast at The Star Inn the City, using the produce seen during the day.
“There’s a host of fabulous urban eats and skilled food producers that work within the confines of the city boundaries, and we’re delighted to be giving people the chance to delve into its delicious secrets,” says Yorkshire’s expert foodie and Flat Cap Cook, Sue Nelson, who runs Yorkshire Food Finder with husband Aidan.
“While we’ve been running tasty tours in Yorkshire’s rural hotspots for some time now, this is the first time we’ve organised a trail in the city, and we are honoured to be offering visitors the chance to eat behind the scenes of this flagship tourism destination.”
The trail will be available every other Tuesday throughout the year. Each trail will begin with a late morning coffee at The Star Inn the City, before heading out on the road around the city environs. As with all its trails, Yorkshire Food Finder will provide transport for participants. The trail finishes back at The Star Inn the City between 5.30pm and 6pm for a bespoke celebration meal prepared by the restaurant’s chefs.
More info: yorkshirefoodfinder.org