Food Review: Great Notts Show

We already know that Notts is great but wouldn’t it be fabulous if there was a show to prove it…. Oh wait a minute there is! Last weekend saw the ‘Great Notts Show’ celebrate all that’s well…’ Great’ in our wonderful city.

Organised by All About Events, with sponsors including NET Tramlink, Central College, Experience Nottingham, Nottingham City Council and the Nottingham Post the event was a fabulous showcase for local businesses which included a whole host of great food and drink options to try.
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Foodies were able to sample superb freshly cooked delights by the likes of MemSaab, Yammas and local award winning butcher Johnny Pusztai to name but a few.  Having a sweet tooth, one of my favourites (and a chocoholics dream come true) was the chocolate kebab. Instead of meat, chilled chocolate was shaved from a kebab style block and served on a warm crepe?  If only that were available when exiting my local watering hole.  Maybe I should suggest it? Speaking of which, if you are fond of a tipple then the superb real Ale tent would have been right up your street.  Operated by The Navigation Brewery, they showcased some of its own wonderful ales alongside great selection of local micro breweries
Cookery demos were held to aid the budding chefs throughout the event which ran from  27th – 29th September with classes held by local chefs and stall holders as well Master Chef finalist Michelle Burge with visitors able to not only pick up great handy hints, tips and recipes for the kitchen but also able to taste test the finished dishes at the end just like Greg Wallace in true Master Chef style.
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Hungry visitors could enjoy their purchases in the large dining area with seating for over 40 guests whilst enjoying the sounds of great local musicians such as Josh Kemp who were on hand to entertain the crowds
The event, which was set to attract thousands of visitors, also aimed to raise funds for a number of great local charities, such as the homeless charity Framework and the Children’s Air Ambulance, also had a number of other attractions for non foodies such as a children’s area and an art and craft section so there really was something to keep the whole family entertained.
Think I’ve used the word ‘Great’ throughout this review a lot? Well it was.  If only we could have it more than just once a year.  That would be just….Great.
Review by Tanya Raybould

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