This year will mark the tenth BBC Good Food Show Scotland. It’s always a cracking day out that showcases the very best in food and drink which is why I’ve attended the last five years in a row! So whether you’ve been before, or are completely new to the show, read on to hear what to expect from the 2016 BBC Good Food Show.
Oh and exciting news! I have six pairs of tickets to give-away to the show courtesy of Supertheatre sponsor Aldi. If you’d like to win a pair of tickets for Saturday 5th November, just sign up to my newsletter here. Entries close 6pm Sunday 30th October,
Here are my top 10 reasons to visit the show 4th – 6th November 2016:
- Some of Glasgow’s best restaurants are coming to the show this year in pop-up format; The Finnieston, Gamba and Porter & Rye will all be making an appearance. This is a brilliant opportunity to try their signature dishes in taster size. The Bone Marrow Mac and Cheese from Porter & Rye is legendary!
- The Finnieston will also be hosting a pop-up Boutique Bar every day of the show with amazing sounding cocktails like Tiki Down featuring Sailor Jerry, Charred Pineapple, Lime Solution, Coconut, Apricot Brandy. Yes, please!
- It’s easy to get there. The SECC has its own dedicated railway station and there are 6 trains an hour from Central Station so you can leave the car at home. Alternatively, there’s ample parking in the multi-story car park. Check out the travel page for more info https://www.bbcgoodfoodshowscotland.com/visit/opening-times-and-travel
- From cheese to craft gin, there’s samples galore so it’s the perfect opportunity to try something new. Lots of the stands have special show prices and offers so you can pick up a bargain.
- Get inspired watching demonstrations from celebrity chefs like John Torode and Michel Roux Jr in the Supertheatre sponsored by Aldi.
- Great British Bake Off fans, you can meet The Blue Eyed One in person and have him sign your book. Paul Hollywood is one of a host of celebs taking part in book signings over the weekend. See the line-up here.
- And while we’re on the subject, did you know there’s a whole area of the show dedicated to all things baking? See demonstrations and source all sorts of specialist ingredients and equipment in the Cake & Bake Village.
- The Producers Bursary Awards helps small-scale local producers to attend the show. This means that we all get to try tasty treats like Venison Haggis made by Lanarkshire based Servus Haggis and Seville Orange and Malt Whisky Marmalade by Wild Fig.
- The Show Guide you’ll receive has a floor plan which is great for making sure you don’t miss any gems! It also has lots of tasty recipes to take home and try out.
- Looking for some top tips to impress your dinner party guests? Now’s your chance to ask the experts for their advice on the Interview Stage. Amongst those taking questions is Scottish chef Tom Kitchin, who was the youngest ever winner of a Michelin star for his Leith restaurant, The Kitchin (which also happens to be my favourite ever place to eat).
Tickets can be bought at the door or online here https://www.bbcgoodfoodshowscotland.com/visit/ticket-info
Hope to see you there! GvF x