A number of celebrity chefs are to attend Paisley’s Food and Drink Festival this weekend.
Cooking demonstrations will take place with TV chefs Matt Pritchard, star of hit MTV series Dirty Sanchez and BBC TV’s Dirty Vegan, Gary Maclean, winner of MasterChef – The Professionals 2016, and baking sensations Three Sisters Bake.
The popular event – one of Scotland’s largest outdoor food and drink festivals – will take place in Paisley’s iconic Abbey this Friday 26 and Saturday 27 April.
Chef, Matt Pritchard said: “I’m really looking forward to hitting up Paisley Food & Drink Festival this weekend for my very first live cooking demos. It’s going to be absolutely brilliant and I can’t wait to see you all there!”
For the first time, PLATFORM independent street food market is heading out on tour from its home at Glasgow’s Argyle Street Arches.
Over 40 traders and vendors, including British Street Food Awards finalist Ginger and Chilli, Brigston & co. Artisan Hot Dogs and desserts from Crema Caravan.
Hilary Goodfellow, Project Manager for PLATFORM on Tour, said: “We’re bringing the very best in street food to the festival.
“We’ve carefully chosen our traders to ensure we have a wide range and there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
“All our traders offer kids/smaller taster portions too, so it won’t damage your wallet.
“We’ve got wood fired pizza, tasty shawarma wraps, golden arancini, artisan hot dogs, award-winning crème brûlée and ice-cream tacos, and much more, including a fully stocked bar! Find us by the giant tipis.
“The Paisley Food & Drink Festival is always a fantastic event with something for all the family. We can’t wait to be part of it this year!”
Glasgow’s award-winning Gin71 bar will be returning to the festival to run two dedicated gin tasting sessions on Friday 26 April, offering a perfect night out for gin lovers or those looking to try something new.
On Saturday 27 April, Gin71 will have its very own gin palace tent with a wide range of craft gins and meet the maker sessions for festival-goers to enjoy.
The cooking demonstration tent is sponsored by Zero Waste Scotland’s Love Food Hate Waste campaign, who will also provide advice on how to avoid wasting good food.
Renfrewshire CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) will host a dedicated Beer Tent at the town’s Bridge Street on both Friday and Saturday, with around 70 craft conditioned ales and craft beers available.
Music and entertainment including Sprog Rock and local acts like Audiorays and Esperanza, will also be on offer all day on the Main Stage on Saturday.
There will be gluten-free, dairy-free options as well as a dedicated vegan and vegetarian zone.
To find out more about the Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2019 click here .