Thousands enjoy Bournemouth Food and Drink Festival

Bournemouth Echo: Jose Raul and Tiffany Miramon with tacos at Bournemouth Food Festival Jose Raul and Tiffany Miramon with tacos at Bournemouth Food Festival

MEXICAN tacos, Spanish paella and Thai noodles were just some of the tempting treats enjoyed by thousands at the Bournemouth Food and Drink Festival over the weekend.

Traders enjoyed a boost in sales as the crowds came out to enjoy the sunshine during the three-day world food market.

Tiffany Miramon, who was serving up Mexican food with her husband José Raul from a 1962 Routemaster Bus, said the atmosphere was fantastic.

“We think the sun has brought everyone out,” she said.

“They have all been enjoying the tacos. It’s good Mexican food cooked by a real Mexican.”

Arthur Sidorczyk, manager at T3 Events, was serving up traditional German sausages to queues of hungry customers on Saturday.

“We come here every year and we always have a good time,” he said.

He added: “This year the weather has been beautiful. There are lots of people.”

The Echo-backed festival, now in its fourth year, is a 10-day event.

This weekend saw foods from around the globe take centre stage at The Square during the world foods market.

Next weekend, the festival finishes with a farmers and prod-ucers’ market, from Friday to Sunday.

The street food market continues throughout the week and will feature cooking displays, cocktail-making demonstrations and performances from singers and dancers.

Mother and daughter Tanya and Lana Sukhova travelled form their home in Wiltshire to visit the festival.

Lana, 23, said: “It’s fantastic.”

She added: “We love the world food market. We’ve been going around trying everything. We just want to eat it all.”

Tanya said: “It’s all delicious. My favourite dish so far has been the sushi but there’s still lots for us to try.”

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6:37am Mon 23 Jun 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Good to see the Echo supporting the areas food .so why have the dreadful recipes been plastered on the front page for most of this century.they look awful and certainly do send out the message of healthy eating .please change them
Good to see the Echo supporting the areas food .so why have the dreadful recipes been plastered on the front page for most of this century.they look awful and certainly do send out the message of healthy eating .please change them kalebmoledirt
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7:34am Mon 23 Jun 14

bosco1 says...

Took a stroll into Bournemouth on Saturday to see what"s going on .Dident purchase a single thing.Very overpriced portions of food and drink.Meat,cakes and biscuits likewise. Just a rip off and to make money with a high profit.!
Took a stroll into Bournemouth on Saturday to see what"s going on .Dident purchase a single thing.Very overpriced portions of food and drink.Meat,cakes and biscuits likewise. Just a rip off and to make money with a high profit.! bosco1
  • Score: 3

9:04am Mon 23 Jun 14

Tripod says...

Walked across the Square this morning on the way to work, it's going to take the rest of the year to clean-up all the Chewing Gum and Cooking Fat.
Walked across the Square this morning on the way to work, it's going to take the rest of the year to clean-up all the Chewing Gum and Cooking Fat. Tripod
  • Score: -2

11:35am Mon 23 Jun 14

BoscVegas says...

I didn't think it was very good. Did Bournemouth even bother to advertise pitches? I was thinking it would be like Borough Market by it was more like standard festival catering. (exclusions: Nativ, the marshmallow people & the chilli man)
I didn't think it was very good. Did Bournemouth even bother to advertise pitches? I was thinking it would be like Borough Market by it was more like standard festival catering. (exclusions: Nativ, the marshmallow people & the chilli man) BoscVegas
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11:54am Mon 23 Jun 14

FerryFan says...

French biscuits, for the price of a decent sized price of those, could hop on Barfleur and get them in France. Which I often do, no need to buy these bickies!! Carrefour in Cherbourg do stacks of different ones, and you can buy them on board too.

Much better fun than buying off a stall five minutes from home. Mind you, still loved the haggis rolls!!
French biscuits, for the price of a decent sized price of those, could hop on Barfleur and get them in France. Which I often do, no need to buy these bickies!! Carrefour in Cherbourg do stacks of different ones, and you can buy them on board too. Much better fun than buying off a stall five minutes from home. Mind you, still loved the haggis rolls!! FerryFan
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11:56am Mon 23 Jun 14

FerryFan says...

"Decent sized BAG" of those" was what that was meant to read...
"Decent sized BAG" of those" was what that was meant to read... FerryFan
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1:49pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Bournefre says...

"It’s good Mexican food cooked by a real Mexican.”
I seem to remember not so long ago a couple up north were branded as 'racists' and hounded out of town for advertising their chippy as having 'English owners'.

Like others I didn't buy anything due to the high prices - the event was probably great for people who work weekends in the town centre who would have had some variety in lunch options for a few days, but I think a better idea for a 'food festival' would be if you could go around sampling something from each stall - a single taco, a slice of pizza, cup of paella etc instead of having to choose what you're going to have for lunch and spend most of your money on that.
"It’s good Mexican food cooked by a real Mexican.” I seem to remember not so long ago a couple up north were branded as 'racists' and hounded out of town for advertising their chippy as having 'English owners'. Like others I didn't buy anything due to the high prices - the event was probably great for people who work weekends in the town centre who would have had some variety in lunch options for a few days, but I think a better idea for a 'food festival' would be if you could go around sampling something from each stall - a single taco, a slice of pizza, cup of paella etc instead of having to choose what you're going to have for lunch and spend most of your money on that. Bournefre
  • Score: 3

2:52pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

I love Thai Noodles.

I've booked an hour with her on Wednesday. Boscombe isn't all bad you see.
I love Thai Noodles. I've booked an hour with her on Wednesday. Boscombe isn't all bad you see. Sir Beachy Head
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