What is Leeds Food Month?
Last night saw the end of the Leeds Indie Food Festival, which has been a two week long run of events, ending with the fantastic two day feast at the Tetley yesterday. But it's not over yet! There's actually another whole TWO WEEKS of food and drink festival fun for you to enjoy in good ol Leeds, as part of the amazing Leeds Food Month.
Leeds seems to be improving so much for events and things to do, not to mention the stream of new restaurants and street food cafes opening up around the city - we're getting spoilt for choice and I love it!
Here's what I wore and got up to at the launch for the Leeds Food And Drink Festival earlier this week, plus all the info you need to make sure you get the most out of the rest of the food month.
The Launch - What I Wore
Whilst we're not quite there with the sizzling summer weather yet, I thought I'd be optimistic and go for a very summer styled piece in the form of this floral yellow halter neck dress from Topshop. Big up to Sarah from What Sass Says for matching her cocktail with my dress lolz.
Yellow Floral Print Dress - £39 Topshop / Brown Heels - £19.99 New Look
Bring on the cocktails!
The event was hosted at the fab Epernay Champagne Bar in Leeds. From the moment we arrived we seemed to be showered with delicious cocktails (not literally - although that would have been pretty cool!).
(Some pics courtesy of Pink Gorilla Hairy Lemon)
Red Bull Gives You...Cocktails!
The Red Bull boys were on hand to provide us with some new flavours to try, with my favourite being the Tropical edition. They mixed it up with some rum and a wedge of lime for a very fruity/summery cocktail, which I'll definitely be making again!
All Hail Almost Famous
Soon it was the moment everyone had been waiting for...a sudden excitement filled the room and that's when I saw the tray of beautiful glistening buns heading towards us. THE BURGERS HAD ARRIVED. Seriously, if you haven't been to Almost Famous yet and tried one of their amazing meat filled treats then you've not indulged in true burger heaven. They were so good. I'm writing this at 10am on a Sunday morning and I could even devour one now. Thank you, burger gods.
Leeds Food And Drink Festival - The Low Down
So it seems like they have something for everyone lined up over the next few weeks, with a range of events including the special beer based menu at Brewdogs (think beer stew & bread!?), to live entertainment, food stalls & cooking demonstrations from top chefs at the Handmade in Yorkshire event, to my personal favourite - a whole week dedicated to cocktails in the form of Leeds Loves Cocktails! Check out the timetables below for a list of all the events.
You can find the full list of events for the Leeds Loves Cocktails week here and more info on the Leeds Food And Drink Festival here. Thanks for reading and let me know if you're going to be heading down to any of these events - hopefully I'll see you there! :)