England’s Seafood FEAST is set to return to the English Riviera in beautiful south Devon this autumn, from 29 September to 15 October.
The two-week celebration of world-renowned local seafood will see the towns of Brixham, Paignton and Torquay join forces to host a seafood feast like no other, giving visitors the chance to join the locals and experience some of the best seafood in the world, right where it’s landed.
Highlights include everything from fine dining to street food and seafood celebration suppers to guest chef events.
Expect a packed two-week-long programme of events, featuring local seafood, hosted by local eateries across the three towns.
Visitors will be able to take their pick from seafood set menus and platters, tasting menus, crab-cracking masterclasses and guest chef events, and that’s just for starters.
Meet the ‘Faces of the Feast’ and hear about their stories at sea, discover new fish species, be inspired by local talent and coastal artists, and give back to the ocean.
Celebrate at events such as ‘Mussels and Music’, ‘Seafood and Sax’, and ‘SUP and Seafood at Sunrise’.
A highlight of the FEAST, ‘7 Chefs’ will take place in Torquay on Saturday 30th September and Brixham on Saturday 7th October, 10am – 5pm.
Guests are invited to enjoy 7 courses over 7 hours in 7 restaurants, with the ‘Trust the Chef’ menu announced on the day.
A truly ‘sea to plate’ experience, each dish will feature locally landed and caught fish and seafood paired with local artisan award-winning drinks.
Tickets cost £130 per person and are available to buy from the English Riviera Visitor Information Centre.
Mitch Tonks, restaurateur and owner of Rockfish, said: “The world of seafood can be a bit of a mystery sometimes, we often stick to the things we know.
“Our Seafood Coast in England has the most amazing range of species caught and landed in our waters by our fishermen.
“The FEAST is a fantastic couple of weeks showcasing all of that, people can visit and try so many different things.
“It really is feasting; feasting on all the variety, going from place to place and trying something different, it’s like a seafood trail. I suggest getting your map out early and planning where to go and what to eat, time to feast!”
Kelly Widley, Programme Coordinator of England’s Seafood FEAST, said: “Each year the FEAST goes from strength to strength, with more and more local businesses, chefs and individuals featuring in the programme.
“To date, the programme has 30 venues listed to take part, including Mitch Tonks’ Rockfish and Simon Hulstone’s The Elephant, with many more to come. ”