Brighton & Hove Food & Drink Festival
Hotel du Vin Brighton have been a founding partner of the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival for more than 10 years. The festival is open to local growers, producers, restaurants and cafés, food retailers, bars, food shops and community groups, and is a chance for the community to show off the very best of Brighton.
The festival is one of the UK’s largest food events with approximately 160,000 visitors each year, and uniquely it is a not-for-profit organisation run by voluntars all of whom are passionate about great local food and our city and county.
We had great fun last year imparting our knowledge and enthusiasm for wine, as we offered free wine tasting on Hove lawns to over 300 people, and had a great reaction when introducing the locally grown and produced Ridgeview sparkling wine, comparing and tasting it to other more famous Champagnes. We will be there again this year, offering similar treats, supporting this great event in our wonderful city that we are proud to call our home!
On Friday the 25th of August we are collaborating with Curry Leaf Café on a Bollywood Ball that is not to be missed, with dancers and food by the amazing Kanthi Thamma, with drinks and inspired and created by our own mixologists, Ryan Bonner and Anton Atkins.
Towards the end of the festival, on the 2nd of September, we are also hosting the festival of Sussex Gin’s in our Dome function room in collaboration with Brighton Gin Club and a host of Sussex’s finest distillers. Join us there to sample their craft gins at the first ever Festival of Sussex Gins. We look forward to seeing you on the Lawns or in our beautiful hotel.
- Ben Haynes, General Manager Hotel du Vin Brighton