THE south coast's most prestigious food event, the Christchurch Food & Wine Festival, returns to Christchurch from Friday May 9 - Saturday May 17 2008.

The festival has grown in size and attracts top-class chefs, food and wine connoisseurs and those in search of culinary inspiration!

What's more - here's something to whet your appetite...

NEW FOR 2008 - the chance to join the brand new Friends of Christchurch Food & Wine Festival!

As a Privilege Member, you will enjoy a whole host of benefits:

  • Priority booking for events at the festival
  • Exclusive invite to VIP Reception during Festival Week
  • Exclusive invite to Out of Season events including invite to Friends Launch event (subject to availability) - April
  • Priority seating at one of the Cookery Demos
  • 10% discount on selected events
  • Entry to prize draw
  • Quarterly newsletters
  • 10% discount on private advertising in Daily Echo Bournemouth
  • Exclusive offers
  • Free Taste book (subject to availability)

If you apply to join by May 1, your name will be entered into the exclusive prize draw to win: A Demonstration Day for 2 people with Lesley Waters.

The prize includes: stunning packed demos by Lesley full of fresh, exciting dishes and hints and tips to inspire you in the kitchen, followed by tastings and expert wine recommendations.

There's a glass of champagne, the chance to browse in the small shop, relax in the 17th century lounge or stroll in the garden before Lesley and her team serve you lunch.

To apply to be a friend of the festival, click here